Our philosophers have said we will not know our culture until we know someone else's", said Upasana Dhankhar, a scholar of Hindu law, Gita studies and Sanskrit literature
There is a robust tradition of Saraswati vandana in Sanskrit literature
. Devis are invoked to bless creativity.
This genre in Sanskrit is exemplified by the Arthasastra (Treatise on Statecraft) of Kautilya, traditionally dated to the reign of the Maurya emperor Candragupta I (321-297 BCE) and thought to be the most important work on political thought of the classical period of Sanskrit literature
. (1) The original Hitopadesa was presumably composed by an author named Narayana in the court of Dhavalacandra, possibly in Bengal during the tenth century, although various other dates are given that range from the ninth through the fourteenth centuries.
In facing pages of English and Sanskrit, Dundas presents Magha's only known work The Killing of Shishupala, which has long been acclaimed as one of the most distinguished and elaborate works within the canon of Sanskrit literature
. It recounts the well-known plot in an episode of the great Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata that depicts a dispute between the five Pandava brothers and their ally Krishna with Krishna's kinsman Shishupala, king of the Chedis.
The digital version will be an excellent resource for art historians, students and educators, as well as an informative tool for scholars of Sanskrit literature
, religious studies, cultural studies and Rajput history.
As he notes in the book's remarkable introduction, he learnt so much from reading Sanskrit literature
that he is all for teaching it in schools, a demand this government is very keen on and which should gladden Smriti Irani's heart.
"The corpus of Sanskrit literature
encompasses a rich tradition of poetry and drama as well as scientific, technical, philosophical and dharma texts.
Understanding Schopenhauer through the prism of Indian culture; philosophy, religion and Sanskrit literature
But Suprabha is such a well-attested name for women of both human and semi-divine origin in Sanskrit literature
(see, for example, Ramayana of Valmiki, books 1 and 2; Mahabharata, books 9 and 13; Brhatkatha; various Puranas) that I find Robson's hypothesis unlikely.
Had John Clay been able to see the series to its goal, English readers would have found the way to Sanskrit literature
paved for them with handsome books bound in emerald blue.
A History of Sanskrit Literature
. New York: D Appleton & Co., 1914: 40-218.