India and its literary background


When I cast my eye on the deer
That flees in fear, and when I look at you
With your bow and arrow, I seem to see none
But the great Pinaki in human form
Descending on earth to chase the deer. [Sakuntala]

  1. Hymns from the Rig Veda
  2. The Chandogya Upanishad on Brahman and Atman
  3. The Upanishads on Karma and Reincarnation
  4. The Bhagavad Gita
  5. Sanskrit Poetry: Selections from the Treasury of Vidyakara
  6. Vidyapati: Love Songs to Krishna
  7. Kautilya: The Arthashastra
  8. The Buddha: The First Sermon (Sutta of Turning the Wheel of the Doctrine)
  9. Ashoka Maurya: Inscriptions
  10. The Pure Land Sutra
  11. Kalidasa: The Recognition of Sakuntala

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