Hindu Scriptures

by Dominic Goodall


  • ISBN: 9788120817708, 8120817702
  • Year of Publication: 2001
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 411
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 500.00

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    Hindu Scriptures is a unique collection of Hindu texts spanning more than

    twenty centuries.

    Two anthologies entitled Hindu Scriptures have previously appeared in

    the Everyman series alone, that of Nicol MacNicol in 1938 and that of

    Professor R.C. Zaehner in 1966. This present title is the enlarged edition

    of R.C. Zaehner's anthology, with the addition of three fresh translations,

    its broad range includes arcane hymns of the ancient Aryans, a manual of

    prescriptions governing every aspect of the daily life of the orthodox, and

    rich poetry that describes with heady sensuality the dalliance of Krsna and

    the cowherd women of Vraja in the nights of the autumn moon. The texts are

    arranged in chronological order and the Introduction explains the reasons

    for their inclusion, sets them in context, and briefly characterizes their

    contents.

    Review(s)

    The author deserves our gratitude and especially for offering the Kirana

    Tantra for the first time to English readers. This book has a valuable

    glossary and a bibliography and the printing is good."

    --Prabuddha Bharata, Se

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