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By Arthur A. Macdonell

between the entire old literatures, that of India is... absolutely in intrinsic price and aesthetic advantage moment basically to that of Greece.
-from the Introduction

It is the oldest well-known language at the planet-indeed, Sanskrit used to be thought of the language of the gods via old Indians. this is often probably the 1st actually available quantity ever released at the literature of the grand philosophers and poets of old India, and its strength and significance has no longer lowered because it first seemed in 1900.

This compact but finished 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 historical and medieval India, this significant quantity will please scholars of background, international literature, and comparative linguistics.

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

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