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Jagadvachanavaahinee is an anthology of ‘vachanas’, thought provoking quotations in Sanskrit prose, composed by Sanskrit poet S. Jagannatha of Mysore. The author has composed the vachanas in imitation of the well known vachanas in Kannada mystic literature. जगन्नाथकवेः इयं नवीना कृतिः जगद्वचनवाहिनी वचनवाङ्ग्मयमिति कन्नडभाषायां प्रसिद्धस्य क्वाचित्केनाकृत्यनुकरणेन सृष्टानां वाक्यानां संकलनम्। प्रतिवचनं वचनकाराणां वास्तविकमभिधानमाहोस्वित् स्वयं सृष्टं नाम […]

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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 This series consists of a collection of rare and unpublished works belonging to or treating of Oriental literature and contains original text-editions as well as translations into English, and also grammars, dictionaries, bibliographies, and studies. Out of 277 […]

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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 literature, Puranas, Tantras, Mimamsa, Nyaya, Vaiseshika, Sankhya, Yoga, Sanskirt Kavyas, Vyakarana, etc. A Short Biographical […]

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Trivandrum Sanskrit Series (Anantasayana Samskrita Granthavali) is a collection of ancient, very rare and previously unpublished Sanskrit works published by Manuscripts Library, Trivandrum in the early part of 20th century.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 on Sanskrit grammar, was published in 1905 edited by MM T. Ganapati Sastri. Nearly 100 […]

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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 Kavyamala is a collection of ancient, very rare and previously unpublished Sanskrit works.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 anthologies of ancient Sanskrit works and 95 volumes of single books. DOWNLOAD LINKS KAVYAMALA GUCHCHAKA […]

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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 to Indian tradition, the Panchatantra was written around 200 BCE by Pandit Vishnu Sarma, a […]

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Proverbs are coherent and lively documents of human experiences in succinct manner. These give vigor to language. Some proverbs are for shock treatment to the stupid ones. Some are drumbeats to the slumbering lethargic! Proverbs are strong pulses of folklore. Citing proverbs in daily conversation is age-old practice of people. Collection and study of these […]

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Bhojaprabandha (narrative of Bhoja), written by Ballala Deva, is the story of Bhoja, King of Malwa during the 11th Century A.D. This book contains many interesting legends about great poets like Kalidasa, Bhavabhuti and Bana. King Bhoja was so deeply dedicated to the cause of literature that writing of poetry had become a mass movement […]

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Next to the heros of the Puranas, no name is more familiar to Indians than that of Chanakya (4th century BCE) or as he is otherwise known, Kautilya or Visnugupta. Throughout the whole of India, nitis or wise sayings attributed to him, are even now taught to students. The very fact that this universal adoration […]

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Sanskrit translation of Thirukkural, written by Sri Thiruvalluvar (1st century BCE), one of the greatest works on ethical livingwas written in Tamil. It consists of 133 athikarams or chapters. Each athikaram consists of 10 kurals (rhyming Tamil couplets) thus making 1330 kurals in total. Thirukkural is divided into three sections. Section one deals with Aram […]

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