Sanskrit literature

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Noun1.Sanskrit literature - Hindu literature written in Sanskrit
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
Hastinapura - one of two classical Hindu epics; a great collection of poetry worked into and around a central heroic narrative (eight times as large as the Iliad and Odyssey combined)
Purana - a body of 18 works written between the first and 11th centuries and incorporating legends and speculative histories of the universe and myths and customary observances
tantra - any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind
sutra - a rule or aphorism in Sanskrit literature or a group of aphoristic doctrinal summaries prepared for memorization
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This article takes as point of reference the text of the Hitopadesa (Friendly Advice), a classic example of Sanskrit political advice literature known as niti.
28 -- The fables of Hitopadesa and Panchatantra are rich in amicable instructions.
Was den Hitopadesa betrifft, sieht Hertel die nepalische Fassung als die dem Original am nachsten stehende an.
Of the different recensions, Tantrakhyayika and Hitopadesa present aesthetic integrity of their own, different from the original Panchtantra.
Commenting on the Hitopadesa, an ancient Sanskrit text, Satyanarayana dasa observes:
In India the Hitopadesa ("Good Advice"), composed by Narayana in the 12th century and circulated mostly in Bengal, appears to be an independent treatment of the Panca-tantra material.
Sanskrit literature is not neglected, with Yohanan Grinshpon on the Hitopadesa and Maya Tevet Dayan on the Naisadh[]yacarita.
The image depicts the penultimate scene in the tale of the tortoise and two geese (Kacchapa jataka Fausb0ll 215; Pancalantra 1.13; Hitopadesa 4.2).
This collaboration resulted in the publication of Wilkins' pioneer Grammar of the Sanskrita Language (1808), and of an edition and a grammatical analysis of the Hitopadesa (1810, 1812) and a list of Terms of Sanskrit Grammar (1814) by Hamilton printed at the East India Library Press for the use of his students.
A final piece of evidence comes from a proper name in Classical Sanskrit: Jaradgava the blind vulture in Hitopadesa I.iv.