Greater Magadha

In its narrative portions the Mah§bh§rata presents a mixture of the two world
views; to cite Brockington (1998: 246): “there occur ... to be the most orthodox
embodiment of Brahmanism during the centuries following the close of the Vedic
period.

Greater Magadha

Through a detailed analysis of the available cultural and chronological data, this book overturns traditional ideas about the cultural history of India and proposes a different picture instead. The idea of a unilinear development out of Brahmanism, in particular, is challenged.

The Religions of India

... that begins to expand at the end of the Vedic period it is almost imperative to
raise the question whether the Bh[=a]rs, ... For instance, the famous Frog-maiden,
whose tale is told in the Mah[=a]bh[=a]rata, reminds one rather forcibly of the fact
 ...

The Religions of India

Reproduction of the original: The Religions of India by Edward Washburn Hopkins

The Religions of India Handbooks on the History of Religions

For instance,the famous Frogmaiden,whose tale istold in the Mah[=a]bh[=a]rata,
reminds one rather forcibly of thefact thatin Oude andNep[=a]l ... In the
Northeastof India manytribes worshiponly mountains, rivers,and Manes,
againatraitboth Vedic and Hinduistic, but not necessarily borrowed. ... native and
drawnfrom similar cults, andthat the celibate priesthood, on theother hand, is
takenfrom civilization.

The Religions of India  Handbooks on the History of Religions


Religions and the Cruel Return of Gods

... religions of the Vedic era. The Bhagavad Gita (the Lord's Song) is probably
one of the most popular texts of this epoch, likely written in the first or second
century C.E. It is part of book 6 of the epic Mah!bh!rata, and takes the form of a
dialogue ...

Religions and the Cruel Return of Gods


Woman as Fire Woman as Sage

Explores ideas on women and sexuality presented in the great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.

Woman as Fire  Woman as Sage

Explores ideas on women and sexuality presented in the great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.

The Sanskrit Epics

Mah bh rata (including Harivam a) and R m yan a, the two great Sanskrit Epics central to the whole of Indian Culture, form the subject of this new work.The book begins by examining the relationship of the epics to the Vedas and the role of ...

The Sanskrit Epics

Mah bh rata (including Harivam a) and R m yan a, the two great Sanskrit Epics central to the whole of Indian Culture, form the subject of this new work.The book begins by examining the relationship of the epics to the Vedas and the role of the bards who produced them. The core of the work, a study of the linguistic and stylistic features of the epics, precedes the examination of the material culture, the social, economic and political aspects, and the religious aspects. The final chapter presents the wider picture and in conclusion even looks into the future of epic studies.In this long overdue survey work the author synthesizes the results of previous scholarship in the field. Herewith a coherent view is built up of the nature and the significance of these two central epics, both in themselves, and in relation to Indian culture as a whole.

Hindu Gods and Heroes Studies in the History of the Religion of India

Hindu Gods and Heroes  Studies in the History of the Religion of India

Let us imagine we are in a village of an Aryan tribe in the Eastern Panjab something more than thirty centuries ago. It is made up of a few large huts, round which cluster smaller ones, all of them rudely built, mostly of bamboo; in the other larger ones dwell the heads of families, while the smaller ones shelter their kinsfolk and followers, for this is a patriarchal world, and the housefather gives the law to his household. The people are mostly a comely folk, tall and clean-limbed, and rather fair of skin, with well-cut features and straight noses; but among them are not a few squat and ugly men and women, flat-nosed and nearly black in colour, who were once the free dwellers in this land, and now have become slaves or serfs to their Aryan conquerors. Around the village are fields where bullocks are dragging rough ploughs; and beyond these are woods and moors in which lurk wild men, and beyond these are the lands of other Aryan tribes. Life in the village is simple and rude, but not uneventful, for the village is part of a tribe, and tribes are constantly fighting with one another, as well as with the dark-skinned men who often try to drive back the Aryans, sometimes in small forays and sometimes in massed hordes. But the world in which the village is interested is a small one, and hardly extends beyond the bounds of the land where its tribe dwells. It knows something of the land of the Five Rivers, in one corner of which it lives, and something even of the lands to the north of it, and to the west as far as the mountains and deserts, where live men of its own kind and tongue; but beyond these limits it has no knowledge. Only a few bold spirits have travelled eastward across the high slope that divides the land of the Five Rivers from the strange and mysterious countries around the great rivers Gaṅgā and Yamunā, the unknown land of deep forests and swarming dark-skinned men.

Dharma Disorder and the Political in Ancient India

This book is a close study of the ?paddharmaparvan which situates it within its context in the great Sanskrit epic the Mah?bh?rata and within Indian political and social thought, and explores the relationship of its didacticism to the ...

Dharma  Disorder  and the Political in Ancient India

This book is a close study of the ?paddharmaparvan which situates it within its context in the great Sanskrit epic the Mah?bh?rata and within Indian political and social thought, and explores the relationship of its didacticism to the broader literary context of the Mah?bh?rata.

The Vedic People

10 RĀ MĀYA N A AND M A H Ā B H Ā RATA Should you ask me , whence these
stories Whence these legends and ... Therefore , the examination of the setting of
the two epics is equivalent to looking at the Rgvedic period from a different , less
 ...

The Vedic People

In The Vedic People, well-known astro-physicist Rajesh Kochhar provides answers to some quintessential questions of ancient Indian history. Drawing upon and synthesizing data from a wide variety of fields linguistics and literature, natural history, archaeology, history of technology, geomorphology and astronomy Kochhar presents a bold hypotheses by which he seeks to resolve several paradoxes that have plagued the professional historian and archaeologist alike.

Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research

In his second lecture , ' Ancestral voices in the post - Vedic and the classical ages
of Sanskrit poetry ' , Shah touches on the notion of rasa ... or religious meaning
and thus formative of the mind of the people ' s He further examines the unique
role of VyEsa , the composer of the Mah @ bhrata , and introduces the works of
KelidEsa and Bhavabhuuti . ... Era refers to as abhyCEsa and vairEgya
respectively .

Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research


Destiny and Human Initiative in the Mahabharata

Considers the questions of free will in the great India epic, the Mahabharata.

Destiny and Human Initiative in the Mahabharata

Considers the questions of free will in the great India epic, the Mahabharata.

Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and History of the People of India Their Religion and Institutions Collected Translated and Illustrated by J Muir London Tr bner Co

The four hymns of the Atharva-veda which follow contain incantations designed
to save persons suffering under dangerous diseases, ... Yat te mátá yat te
pitājāmir bhrātā cha sarjatak | pratyak sevasva bheshajaff faradashtim krinomi
twä | 6.

Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and History of the People of India  Their Religion and Institutions Collected  Translated  and Illustrated by J  Muir    London   Tr  bner   Co


Indian Antiquary

The era is not in the Pratishth â n a ' bhukti ... 1 ja - śrî - Mahêndrapâladêvas -
tasya puttras - tat - p [ â * ] d - anudhyâtaḥ śri - Dêhanâgâdêvyàm = [ u ] tpannaḥ
paramavaishṇavô n hànja - ori - Bhôjadevasetasya bhràtâ śri - Mah ...

Indian Antiquary


Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and History of the People of India Their Religion and Institutions

610 The four hymns of the Atharva-veda which follow contain incantations
designed to save persons suffering under dangerous ... They supply various
illustrations of the conceptions entertained by the Indians of the period when they
were composed, regarding ... Yat te matā yat te pitā jūmir bhrātā cha sarjatah |
pratyak sevasva bheshasañjaradashtim Krinomi twä | 6. ... Angabhedo angajvaro
yaš cha te hridayāmayah Ayakshmah Syenah iva prapaptad vāchā 8ddhah
parastarām | 10.

Original Sanskrit Texts on the Origin and History of the People of India  Their Religion and Institutions


Foreign Accounts of Marriage in Ancient India

... approached Yaśodharā with the words mama bhrātā pravrajito , āgaccha
mama agramahişi bhavişyasi ( “ my brother has become a recluse ; come and be
my chief queen ' ) ... 7 - 8 are believed to refer to the remarriage of widows '
though there is no clear or definite references to it in the Rgveda ( cf . The Vedic
Age , ed .

Foreign Accounts of Marriage in Ancient India


Catalogue of Sanskrit and Pali Books in the British Museum by Ernst Haas

(Objašnienia. . . przez J. Forstera.) ... 8° - Kairata Parva ... To WTTTRantth: [The
Nyāyaratna of Raghunatha Sástri Parvate based on the Gádádhars, i.e. G. Bh.'s
commentary to Raghunatha Siromani's work called Siromani.] [1850]. obl, fol.
FOUCAUX (PHILIPPE Édouard). See VEDAs. Rigved A. Chefs d'oeuvre
littéraires de l'Inde . . . Rig-Véda . . . traduit ... See Sva RNAMAYí, Mahdran% of
Cossimpoor.

Catalogue of Sanskrit and Pali Books in the British Museum by Ernst Haas


A Sanskrit English Dictionary

A Sanskrit English Dictionary

Etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, this edition has been enlarged and improved with the collaboration of E. Leumann and C. Cappeller.