Tantric Texts Series Edited by Arthur Avalon (John Woodroffe)

Tantric Texts Series Edited by Arthur Avalon (John Woodroffe) and published by Agamanusandhana Samiti, Calcutta. Tantric Texts Series 1. Tantrabhidhanam with Bijanighantu & Mudranighantu – A Tantric Dictionary (not found) 2. Shatchakranirupanam (Serpant Power) with 2 commentaries – Taranatha Vaidyaratna … Continue reading

Complete Works of Jibananda Vidyasagara

Complete works of Pandit Jibananda Vidyasagara Bhattacharya consist of around 200 texts – some of these were originally written by him while some others were commented, edited and published by him. They cover a wide range of subjects like Vedic … Continue reading

Siddhantakaumudi with Sarala Vyakhya by Taranatha Tarkavachaspati

अपवादं तिरस्कृत्य पाणिन्यसत्त्वकं चिरं। कृत्स्ना च कौमुदी येन सरलया हि टीकिता॥ विजयो वङ्गवासिनां पुनर्येन नवीकृतः। कृत्याऽनया नवीनया विशालबुद्धिना खलु॥ तारानाथं प्रणम्य तं वाचस्पत्यादिकारकं। कृतिः सा सरला तस्य पुनरुत्सृज्यते मुदा॥ परमप्रमोदास्पदमिदं यत् पण्डितरूपैः श्रीमद्भिस्तारानाथतर्कवाचस्पतिभट्टाचार्यमहाभागैर्विनिर्मिता वैयाकरणसिद्धान्तकौमुद्याष्टीका सरला नाम बहुवर्षात्परं विदुषां पुरस्तात् पुनःप्रस्तूयते। … Continue reading

Dve Mukhe (Sanskrit poetry) by S. Jagannatha

‘Dve Mukhe’ by S. Jagannatha consists of two short poems in Samskrta namely, Moghaduta (not Meghaduta), a humorous poetry ridiculing love (written in mandakranta metre) and Lokalankara-pankiya, a work of humorous figures of speech containing 112 examples with definitions (written … Continue reading

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Trivandrum Sanskrit Series (Anantasayana Samskrita Granthavali) is a collection of ancient, very rare and previously unpublished Sanskrit works published by Manuscripts Library, Trivandrum in the early part of 20th century.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

Siddhanta Kaumudi English Translation by Srisa Chandra Vasu

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

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