Bibliotheca Indica Series

The Bibliotheca Indica, started in 1849 by Royal Asiatic Society, Bengal is perhaps the earliest Indological series. This series consists of a collection of rare and unpublished works belonging to or treating of Oriental literature and contains original text-editions as … Continue reading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

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

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Trivandrum Sanskrit Series (Anantasayana Samskrita Granthavali) is a collection of ancient, very rare and previously unpublished Sanskrit works published by Manuscripts Library, Trivandrum in the early part of 20th century.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

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 Kavyamala is a collection of ancient, very rare and previously unpublished Sanskrit works.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

Swapnavasavadatta of Bhasa – Skt text with English translation & notes

Sanskrit Text with English translation and notes of Swapnavasavadatta (The dream of Vasavadatta) of Bhasa (3rd Century BCE) by A.B. Gajendragadkar. The plot of Svapnavasavadatta is drawn from the romantic narratives about the Vatsa king Udayana and Vasavadatta, the daughter … Continue reading

Swapnavasavadattam of Bhasa – English Translation

English translation of Swapnavasavadattam (The dream of Vasavadatta), a Sanskrit drama of six acts written by the ancient Indian poet Bhasa (3rd Century BCE). It is based on the Brihatakatha of Gunadhya and is referred to in the Mahabharata. Bhasa … Continue reading