Download A History of Indian Literature - Vol. II: Epic and Sanskrit by Jan Gonda PDF

By Jan Gonda

Show description

Read Online or Download A History of Indian Literature - Vol. II: Epic and Sanskrit Religious Literature - Fasc. 1: Medieval Religious Literature in Sanskrit PDF

Similar history_1 books

His Christmas Pleasure (Avon, Historical Romance)

Paperback. Pub Date :2010-11-30 Pages: 384 Language: English writer: HarperCollins US Sylvias relations Soul foodstuff Cookbook starts as Sylvia recollects her adolescence. whilst she lived with either her mom and her grandmother - the cities in basic terms midwives the full. group of Hemingway. South Carolina. shared duties.

The Black Abolitionist Papers: Vol. V: The United States, 1859-1865

This five-volume documentary collection—culled from a global archival seek that grew to become up over 14,000 letters, speeches, pamphlets, essays, and newspaper editorials—reveals how black abolitionists represented the center of the antislavery stream. whereas the 1st volumes contemplate black abolitionists within the British Isles and Canada (the domestic of a few 60,000 black american citizens at the eve of the Civil War), the rest volumes study the actions and evaluations of black abolitionists within the usa from 1830 until eventually the tip of the Civil struggle.

The New Cambridge History of India, Volume 3, Part 3: The Economy of Modern India, 1860-1970

This can be the 1st entire and interpretative account of the background of financial progress and alter in colonial and post-colonial India. Dr. Tomlinson attracts jointly and expands at the professional literature facing imperialism, improvement and underdevelopment, the old techniques of switch in agriculture, exchange and manufacture, and the kin between enterprise, the economic climate and the country.

Additional info for A History of Indian Literature - Vol. II: Epic and Sanskrit Religious Literature - Fasc. 1: Medieval Religious Literature in Sanskrit

Sample text

Gonda • Medieval Religious Literature exalted deity spreading love and joy by her continuous playful behaviour. Krsna, while being the 'source' of this joy and this sport, is her adorer. As his eternal partner she inspires him with love: the theme was already central in Jayadeva's masterpiece, the Gitagovinda101 (12th century) and was readily adopted by later Bengal poets. In propagating their views among the masses the Radha vallabhi poets were much inclined to conform to the rules and traditions of refined literary Sanskrit.

147 Lalla-vakyani, edited with translation etc. by G. D. BAENETT, London 1920. 148 Cf. BAT!. 4, 5, 6 and Mahesvarananda, Maharthamanjarl 55. 34 J. Gonda • Medieval Religious Literature However, man's love and the grace of God on which it depends form an endless circle: Utpaladeva 16, 21: "Thou art only satisfied, O Lord, by love and there is no love when Thou art not satisfied. 149 But bhakti is, Bhatta-Narayana says (88): "the best eye-salve to make the eye of Wisdom, blinded by the impurity of the evil of delusion, sighted".

Compare also DASGTJPTA and D E , op. cit. I, p. 774. 163 Cf. , p. K. D E , in NIA 9, p. 156. 164 Cf. DASGXJPTA, H . I . P h . I l l , p. 86; cf. p. I. 165 Cf. I. II, p. 161. II, p. 139. 38 J. Gonda • Medieval Religious Literature The impact of Western ideas and the borrowing of fragments of modernity could not, in the last two centuries, bring the literary activity in this field to an end nor reduce the circulation of hymns and eulogies to something like exhausted relics of tradition. Collections of bhalcti verses are no obsolete genre of literature.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.50 of 5 – based on 26 votes