Astavyastam – A Sanskrit play by S. Jagannatha

Sanskrit poet and writer S. Jagannatha is indeed familiar to visitors of this blog. His book of modern proverbs ‘Abhanakajagannatha’ was posted to this blog sometime back. It is our good fortune that the author thought it fit to share … Continue reading

Anandashram Sanskrit Series (Anandashram Samskrita Granthavali)

Anandashram Samskrita Granthavali (Anandashram Sanskrit Series) is a collection of ancient, very rare Sanskrit works published by Anandashram, Pune from the year 1888 to 1942. A total of 144 books on Vedasamhita, Aranyakas, Brahmanas, Upanishads, Srautasutras, Grahyasutras, Mimamsa, Puranas, Kavya, … Continue reading

Trivandrum Sanskrit Series – Anantasayana Samskrita Granthavali

Trivandrum Sanskrit Series (Anantasayana Samskrita Granthavali) is a collection of ancient, very rare and previously unpublished Sanskrit works published by Manuscripts Library, Trivandrum in the early part of 20th century. First book in Trivandrum Sanskrit Series – “Daivam”, a work … Continue reading

Vasantika Swapnam – Sanskrit translation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream by R Krishnamacharya

Midsummer Night’s Dream is, perhaps, the first drama of Shakespeare that  was translated into Sanskrit. Several decades after  Krishnamacharya translated Midsummer Night’s Dream into Sanskrit, Sanskrit scholars turned their attention to translating other dramas of Shakespeare. Some of them are listed  … Continue reading

Sanskrit Biographies of Indian Saints and Heroes

It is surprising and at the same time good news that Digital Library of India has a very good collection of Sanskrit biographies of Indian Saints and Heroes like Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Samartha Ramadas, Guru Gobind Singh, Sivaji, Gandhiji, Rana … Continue reading

Complete Collection of Kavyamala Series of Books of Nirnaya Sagar Press

Kavyamala Series of Books of Nirnaya Sagar Press, Mumbai published during late 19th and early 20th centuries. Kavyamala is a collection of ancient, very rare and previously unpublished Sanskrit works. There were two separate series – 14 volumes of Kavyamala … Continue reading

Complete Works of Kalidasa

KALIDASA, (kaalidaasa), India’s greatest Sanskrit poet and dramatist. In spite of the celebrity of his name, the time when he flourished always has been an unsettled question, although most scholars nowadays favor the middle of the 4th and early 5th … Continue reading

Panchatantra – Sanskrit commentary, Hindi and English translations

In this post there are links to 3 books on the Panchatantram by Vishnu Sarma. 1. Sanskrit commentary on Pancahtantra 2. Sanskrit text of Panchatantra with Hindi translation by JP Mishra 3. English translation of Panchatantra by AW Ryder According … Continue reading

Siddhanta Kaumudi Sanskrit & English Commentaries

Siddhanta Kaumudi is a celebrated Sanskrit commentary by Bhattoji Dikshita (early 17th century) on the Ashtadhydyi and is believed to be more popular than Panini’s work. It re-arranges the sutras of Panini under appropriate heads and offers exposition that is … Continue reading

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves – Sanskrit – GK Modak

In presenting this rendering of the popular oriental tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Chora Chatvarimsi Katha) into the Sanskrit language, to the student-world, and to the reading public, Mr. Modak has given evidence of his mastery over … Continue reading