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A history of Indian literature.

Author: M Winternitz
Publisher: New York, Russell & Russell [1971]
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Winternitz
OCLC Number: 251592
Notes: Reprint of the 1927-33 ed.
Vol. 2 translated by S. Ketkar and H. Kohn.
Translation of Geschichte der indischen Litteratur.
Description: 2 volumes 25 cm
Contents: V.1. Introduction, Veda, National epics, Purānas, and Tantras. --
v. 2. Buddhist literature and Jaina literature. Extent and Significance of Indian Literature --
The Beginnings of the Study of Indian Literature in Europe --
The Chronology of Indian Literature --
The Art of Writing and the Transmission of Indian Literature --
Indian Languages in their Relation to Literature --
SECTION I. THE VEDA OR THE VEDIC LITERATURE --
What is the Veda? --
The Ṛgveda-Saṃhitā --
The Atharvaveda-Samihitā --
The Sāmaveda-Saṃihitā --
The Saṃihitās of the Yajurveda --
The Brāhmaṇas --
Āraṇyakas and Upaniṣads --
The Fundamental Doctrines of the Upaniṣads --
The Vedāṅgas --
The Literature of Ritual --
The Exegetic Vedāngas --
The Age of the Veda --SECTION II --
THE POPULAR EPICS AND THE PURĀṆAS --
The Beginnings of Epic Poetry in India --
What is the Mahābhārata --
The Principal Narrative of the Mahābhārata --
Ancient Heroic Poetry in the Mahābhārata --
Brahmanical Myths and Legends in the Mahābhārata --
Fables, Parables and Moral Narratives in the Mahābhārata --
The Didactic Sections of the Mahābhārata --
The Harivaṃśa., an Appendix to the Mahābhārata --
The Age and History of the Mahābharāta --
The Rāmāyaṇa, both a Popular Epic and an Ornate Poem --
Contents of the Rāmāyaṇa --
The Genuine and the Spurious in the Rāmāyaṇa --
The Age of the Rāmāyaṇa --
The Purāṇas and their Position in Indian Literature --
Survey of the Purāṇa Literature --
The Tantra Literature (Saphitas, Tantras) --
SECTION III. BUDDHIST LITERATURE --
The Pāli Canon or the Tipitaka --
The Vinayapiṭaka of the Pali Cn --
The Suttapitaka of the Pāli Canon --
1. The Speeches and Dialogues --
2. Narratives, Songs and Sayings --
The Abhidhammapiṭaka. Buddhist Scholasticism --
Non-Canonical Pāli Literature --
Buddhist Literature in Pure and Mixed Sanskrit --
Remnants of the Sanskrit Canon --
The Mahāvāstu --
The Lalita Vistara --
The Poet Asvagholjla and his School --
The Avadana Literature --
The Māhāyana-Sutras --
The Masters and Poets of the Mahāyāna Mahatmya, Stotras, Dhāraṇis and Tantras --
Buddhist Literature and Universal Literature --
SECTION IV. JAINA LITERATURE --
Jinism and its Literature --
The Canons (Siddhānta) of the Jainas --
The Non-Canonical Jaina Literature --
Appendix I. The Year of Buddha's Death. Did a Gotama Buddha live? --
Appendix II. What is Pāli? --
Appendix III. Bhābrū-Bairat Edict of Aśoka --
Appendix IV. Time and Life of Buddhaghosa --
Appendix V. The Date of Kaniṣka's Reign --
Appendix VI. The Year of the Death of Mahāvira.
Other Titles: Geschichte der indischen Litteratur.
Responsibility: Translated from the original German by S. Ketkar, and rev. by the author.

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