Tales Of Ancient India

Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022623018X
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"This admirably produced and well-translated volume of stories from the Sanskrit takes the Western reader into one of the Golden Ages of India. . . . The world in which the tales are set is one which placed a premium upon slickness and guile as aids to success. . . . Merchants, aristocrats, Brahmins, thieves and courtesans mingle with vampires, demi-gods and the hierarchy of heaven in a series of lively or passionate adventures. The sources of the individual stories are clearly indicated; the whole treatment is scholarly without being arid."—The Times Literary Supplement "Fourteen tales from India, newly translated with a terse and vibrant effectiveness. These tales will appeal to any reader who enjoys action, suspense, characterization, and suspension of disbelief in the supernatural."—The Personalist

Tales Of Ancient India

Author: Sir Edmund Charles Cox (bart.)
Size: 16,20 MB
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Author: Aaron Shepard
Editor: Albert Whitman and Company
ISBN: 9780807572511
Size: 16,39 MB
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In this tale from the "Mahabharata," India's national epic, Princess Savitri outwits the god of death to save her husband.

Tales Of Ancient India

Author: Shanta Rameshwar Rao
ISBN: 9788125023036
Size: 10,53 MB
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This book introduces the child to enchanting the world of reading. The current title includes the classics and also hopes to have those that suit modern tastes and interests.

Shiva In The City Of Nectar

Author: Preetha Rajah Kannan
Editor: Jaico Publishing House
ISBN: 8184957874
Size: 13,56 MB
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Throbbing with non-stop excitement, Shiva in the City of Nectar sweeps across Heaven, Earth and the Underworld, narrating the exploits of the mysterious and powerful blue-throated god. One after another, the tales unfold the follies of ancient devas, asuras, sages, men and mythical beasts. And through them all, Shiva blithely takes on the guise of beggar, saint, monarch, merchant, fisherman, hunter, warrior and woodcutter; walking through the three worlds to slay rampaging demons, perform his Dance of Bliss and embrace good and bad alike. Shiva is portrayed in all his multi-faceted mystique – the tender lover who woos and weds Goddess Meenakshi; the eternal Guru who dispenses wisdom; the fierce avenger whose third eye flashes fire; the generous benefactor who showers blessings on his devotees; and, above all, the gentle prankster who embodies the essence of Vedic faith.

The Elephant S Friend And Other Tales From Ancient India

Author: Marcia Williams
Editor: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763670559
Size: 13,88 MB
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Draws eight stories from well-known collections of Indian folktales--Hitopadesha tales, Jataka tales, and Panchantra tales--and presents them with cartoon-like illustrations.

Indian Mythology

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Editor: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892818709
Size: 16,64 MB
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An exploration of 99 classic myths of India provides a fresh understanding of the Hindu spiritual landscapes and pantheon of gods and goddesses. Two 16-page color inserts.

Ancient India

Author: Daud Ali
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1435851692
Size: 10,46 MB
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Offers historical information about India and its people from earliest times through the days of the Mughal empire, including home life, religion, leisure, and warfare, and suggests a variety of craft projects.

Lectures On Ancient Indian Numismatics

Author: D. R. Bhandarkar
Editor: Asian Educational Services
ISBN: 9788120605497
Size: 11,99 MB
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This book comprises of 5 lectures given by the author before the public at the university of Calcutta in 1920 21. The lectures are lengthy and scholarly and discuss (i) the importance of the study of Numismatics (ii) Antiquity of coinage in India (iii) Karshapana coins and their antiquity (these are coins which are mentioned in the Jataka tales) (iv) Science of coinage in Ancient India and finally (v) The history of coinage in ancient India. Mr. Dr. Bhandarkar was the son of the greal Indologist R.G. Bhandarkar

Epic Tales From Ancient India

Author: Marika Sardar
Editor: San Diego Museum of Art
ISBN: 9780300223729
Size: 17,71 MB
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Exploring the topic of narrativity in Indian art, this beautiful and deeply researched book considers illustrations to the Bhagavata Purana, the Ramayana, the Ragamala, and a range of texts in the Persian language, notably the Shahnama. Featuring stunning reproductions of paintings made between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries from the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection at The San Diego Museum of Art, the publication includes thorough and fascinating explanations of the narrative of each text, including how that narrative is visually conveyed. Essays examine why these particular stories are so enduring, why patrons may have chosen to have a copy of a particular text made for their own collections, and how artists responded to the challenge of creating new versions of venerable classics.