A Concise History of Classical Sanskrit Literature

 
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This book contains an elaborate account of all branches of Classical Sanskrit Literature on the basis of literary, epigraphical and numismatical sources. In 23 chapters, each chapter dealing with a particular topic arranged chronologically. Chapter I-V are on the Epics, Puranas, Tantras, Post-Epic and Inscriptional poetry. Chr. VI deals with Early Buddhist works in Sanskrit. Chrs. VII-XII are related to the Court Epics, Drama, Poetry, Historical Writings, Prose and Campu literature. Chrs. XIII-XXI are related to the Court Epics, Drama, Poetry, Historical Writings, Prose and Campu literature. Chrs. XIII-XXI discuss Grammar, Poetics, Dramaturgy, Metrics, Lexicography, Civil and Religious Laws, Politics, Erotics, Medicine, Astronomy, Mathematics and Astrology. Chrs. XXII-XXIII treat miscellaneous sciences as well as Hindu Philosophical thought.

The book is documented with a critical apparatus. Beside notes and references it has an illuminating Introduction and index of authors and works.

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Gauri Nath Sastri , Principal Sanskrit College, Calcutta did a yeoman service for the development of Sanskrit language and literature. He was initiated into the traditions of Sanskrit Scholarship in Paninian philosophy by Mahamahopadhyaya Harachandra Shastri.

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