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By Arthur A. Macdonell

between all of the historical literatures, that of India is... certainly in intrinsic worth and aesthetic benefit moment purely to that of Greece.
-from the Introduction

It is the oldest famous language at the planet-indeed, Sanskrit was once thought of the language of the gods through old Indians. this can be probably the 1st really available quantity ever released at the literature of the grand philosophers and poets of old India, and its strength and significance has now not lowered because it first seemed in 1900.

This compact but entire evaluation of Sanskrit works covers the Rigveda, the Sutras, the epics, lyric poetry, drama, fairy stories & fables, and more.

With profound insights into the mindsets of historic and medieval India, this crucial quantity will please scholars of background, global literature, and comparative linguistics.

British pupil ARTHUR A. MACDONELL (1854-1930) used to be Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford collage. he's additionally the writer of A Vedic Reader for college students, Sanskrit Grammar for college kids, and India's earlier: A Survey of Her Literatures, Religions, Languages and Antiquities.

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