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Author Name    Lanman, Charles Rockwell

Title   SANSKRIT READER Text and Vocabulary and Notes

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good with no dust jacket

Publisher    Harvard University Press 1997

ISBN Number    0674789008 / 9780674789005

Seller ID   27097

Light spotting to boards. Scholar's name to ffep (Robert Brown). ; The Reader is designed to serve as an introduction to the subject for the students and to provide knowledge of Sanskrit to the teachers of high schools, academies and colleges. The work helps to correct some of the false notions which are prevalent respecting the relations of Sanskrit to other languages of the Indo-European family. It also keeps to save the literature from undue depreciation and from exaggerated praise. The author has made selections from various Sanskrit writings keeping two aims in mind-firstly to provide abundant material for thorough drill in the language of classical period; and secondly, to furnish a brief introduction to the works of the Vedic period, Mantra, Brahmana and Sutra best suited for beginners. Among the Vedic hymns (or Mantra material) are, first, some of the easiest: then some taken an account of their poetic or dramatic merit, or their ethical interest and finally some taken because of their historical importance. For the most part, a repetition of the hymns given by Delbruck and Bohtlingk in their chrestomathies have been avoided. The Brahmana pieces are chosen in such a way as to show the relation of this kind of literature to the hymns or Mantras. The selections from the Grihya-sutras are the two most interesting chapters of Indian private antiquities, the wedding and the burial service. Care has been taken that all the stanzas here citied by their first words should be given in full among the selections of the hymns. ; 1.21 x 9.22 x 6.18 Inches; 446 pages

Ethnic Studies Special Groups Social Sciences Nonfiction Sanskrit Foreign Language Dictionaries & Thesauruses Reference Science

Price = 42.00 USD



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