A Companion to Sanskrit Literature: Spanning A Period of Over three Thousand Years, containing brief accounts of authors, works, characters, technical terms, geographical names, myths, legends and several appendices
|Authors (s):||Suresh Chandra Banerji (Author)|
|Pages:||xviii+810p., Appendices; Bibliography; 23cm.|
|Pub. date:||01.01.1989, 2nd ed.|
|Publisher:||Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.|
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Overview for A Companion to Sanskrit Literature: Spanning A Period of Over three Thousand Years, containing brief accounts of authors, works, characters, technical terms, geographical names, myths, legends and several appendicesA Companion to Sanskrit Literature, the first work of its kind, covers a period of nearly 3500 years from the Vedic age down to the modern times. It seeks to acquaint the reader, within a brief compass, with the contents of outstanding works and authors in Sanskrit literature, followed by up-to-date bibliographies. Brief accounts of the important characters in well-known poems, dramas and prose works have also been given Important geographical names, with their modern identification as far as practicable, have also been laid down. Common technical terms, used in the different branches of Sanskrit literature, have been briefly explained. Prominent figures in myths and legends have been dealt with. In a number of appendices, various kinds of useful information about Sanskrit literature including sciences, sports and pastimes, etc. in ancient and medieval India have been set forth. It is an indispensable vade mecum for the general readers, the specialists and researchers. It is like a capsule taking the reader through the vast firmament of Sanskrit literature upto remote ages.
Suresh Chandra Banerji (Author)Dr. Suresh Chandra Banerji, (1917-2000), a distinguished scholar of ancient Indian history, scriptures and literary classics of almost every genre. With over half a century of serious involvement in Indological research, he had already authored 56 books that notably include titles, like Studies in the Origin and Development of Dharmasastra, Studies in the Origin and Development of Yoga, A Brief History of Tantra Literature, A Companion to Sanskrit Literature, The Cultural Glory of Philosophy, and A Companion to Dharmasastra. A retired Professor of Sanskrit (Bengal Educational Service), Fellow of Asiatic Society (Calcutta), and Life Member of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (Pune) as well as Kuppuswai Sastri Research Institute (Madras), Dr. Banerji was honoured with the Rabindra Memorial Prize (1963-4): the highest academic award from the Government of West Bengal.
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