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Hindu Scriptures

Hindu Scriptures

Dominic Goodall

  • ISBN: 9788120817708, 8120817702
  • Year of Publication: 2001
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 411
  • Language: English
Rs. 500.00

Hindu Scriptures is a unique collection of Hindu texts spanning more than

twenty centuries.

Two anthologies entitled Hindu Scriptures have previously appeared in

the Everyman series alone, that of Nicol MacNicol in 1938 and that of

Professor R.C. Zaehner in 1966. This present title is the enlarged edition

of R.C. Zaehner's anthology, with the addition of three fresh translations,

its broad range includes arcane hymns of the ancient Aryans, a manual of

prescriptions governing every aspect of the daily life of the orthodox, and

rich poetry that describes with heady sensuality the dalliance of Krsna and

the cowherd women of Vraja in the nights of the autumn moon. The texts are

arranged in chronological order and the Introduction explains the reasons

for their inclusion, sets them in context, and briefly characterizes their



The author deserves our gratitude and especially for offering the Kirana

Tantra for the first time to English readers. This book has a valuable

glossary and a bibliography and the printing is good."

--Prabuddha Bharata, Se

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