Hindu Tales From the Sanskrit

Hindu Tales From the Sanskrit

George Birdwood wrote an introduction to this book, and encouraged Mitra to publish his work of fiction, Hindupore.

Author: S. M. Mitra

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387152001

Category: Fiction

Page: 133

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Delightful classic stories from ancient India. Includes questions after each chapter to enhance understanding and help readers apply the lessons learned. Hindu mythology is large body of traditional narratives related to Hinduism as contained in Sanskrit literature Ancient Tamil literature several other works, most notably the Bhagavata Purana, claiming the status of a Fifth Veda and other religious regional literature of South Asia. As such, it is a subset of mainstream Indian and Nepali culture. Rather than one consistent, monolithic structure, it is a range of diverse traditions, developed by different sects, people and philosophical schools, in different regions and at different times, which are not necessarily held by all Hindus to be literal accounts of historical events, but are taken to have deeper, often symbolic, meaning, and which have been given a complex range of interpretations. ** (Excerpt) Thanks to Mr. S. M. Mitra, the well-known Hindu psychologist and politician, who has done so much to draw more closely together the land of his birth and that of his adoption, I am able to bring within reach of English children a number of typical Hindu Tales, translated by him from the Sanskrit, some of them culled from the ancient classics of India, others from widely separated sources. The latter have hitherto been quite inaccessible to western students, as they are not yet embodied in literature, but have been transmitted orally from generation to generation for many centuries. These tales are not only of a kind to enchain the attention of children. They also illustrate well the close affinity between the two chief branches of the great Aryan race, and are of considerable ethical value, reflecting, as they do, the philosophy of self-realisation which lies at the root of Hindu culture. They have been used from time immemorial by the best teachers of India as a means of building up the personalities of the young and maintaining the efficiency of the adult. They serve in fact as text-books of the unique system of Mind-Training which has been in use in India from remote Vedic times, the root principle of which is as simple as it is effective. Hindu children become familiar at their mothers' knees with these stories, and are trained to answer questions on them, subtly chosen to suit their ages and call into action their mental faculties. Appealing to them as an amusing game, in which they vie with each other in trying to solve the problems presented for their consideration, the boys and girls, who are educated together till they are ten or twelve years old, early learn to concentrate their attention; whilst the simultaneous development of all their powers is encouraged and they are, imperceptibly to themselves led to control their thoughts and emotions from within, instead of having to obey orders which they do not understand from without. They realize indeed, whilst still in the nursery, the ideal suggested by the sage Vidura in the Mahabharata: "Seek to know thyself by means of thyself, keeping thy mind, intellect and senses, under control; for self is thy friend as it is also thy foe." About the Author: Siddha Mohana Mitra born in 1856 and died in 1925 Siddha Mohana Mitra was born in 1856 and died in 1925. He was of Hindu-Bengali origin and had lived in Hyderabad for a number of years. Mitra had been editor of the Deccan Post. From the begining of the twentieth century, Mitra wrote a number of books, published in London, on India. He was a regular contributor to the Asiatic Quarterly Review. He was a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and met a number of high-ranking Anglo-Indian officials. His book, Indian Problems, cited by Lord Curzon in a House of Lords debate in 1912 revealed Mitra's argument that the partition of Bengal had not had a detrimental effect on the region. George Birdwood wrote an introduction to this book, and encouraged Mitra to publish his work of fiction, Hindupore.
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Popular Indian Fairy Tales

Popular Indian Fairy Tales

You will find in these stories: • Wisdom of ancient Indian books, retold in contemporary English. • Events that make you understand essential life lessons. • Interactive questions at the end of each section to stimulate the mind and ...

Author: Stuti Gupta,

Publisher: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

ISBN: 9789387022881

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Say hello to the woodcutter who found fairies in the forest! Let him tell you about his magical gift. Meet the prince whose shoes could make him fly, the man who knew all secrets, and the hermit’s daughter who could talk to animals. Have you heard of the greedy saint, and the wise king who taught him a great lesson? Are you ready to dive into this wonderful world of stories? You must have read fairy tales about the glass slipper and the genie of the lamp. But Popular Indian Fairy Tales are different; they are refreshingly Indian. You will find in these stories: • Wisdom of ancient Indian books, retold in contemporary English. • Events that make you understand essential life lessons. • Interactive questions at the end of each section to stimulate the mind and heart. • Self-discovery for the reader by way of narration. • Stories within stories for a raised emotional quotient. • Worksheets and coloring pages.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

Some are from ancient tales from India others have been passed down through oral tradition. The tales reflect the value of self-realization which is so strong in the Hindu culture. Hindu children hear these stories from an early age.

Author: S. M. Mitra and Nancy Bell

Publisher: Book Jungle

ISBN: 1605977470

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Page: 124

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The editors have brought together a charming collection of Hindu tales for children. Some are from ancient tales from India others have been passed down through oral tradition. The tales reflect the value of self-realization which is so strong in the Hindu culture. Hindu children hear these stories from an early age. They are asked questions designed to help them mature. The questions vary with the age of the child and are presented in an amusing form. Stories included are The magic pitcher -- The story of a cat, a mouse, a lizard and an owl -- A royal thief-catcher -- The magic shoes and staff -- The jewelled arrow -- The beetle and the silken thread -- A crow and his three friends -- A clever thief -- The hermit's daughter.
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Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit Large Print

Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit  Large Print

Delightful classic stories from ancient India.

Author: Siddha Mohana Mitra

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1798560321

Category: Fiction

Page: 118

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Delightful classic stories from ancient India. Includes questions after each chapter to enhance understanding and help readers apply the lessons learned. Hindu mythology is large body of traditional narratives related to Hinduism as contained in Sanskrit literature Ancient Tamil literature several other works, most notably the Bhagavata Purana, claiming the status of a Fifth Veda and other religious regional literature of South Asia. As such, it is a subset of mainstream Indian and Nepali culture. Rather than one consistent, monolithic structure, it is a range of diverse traditions, developed by different sects, people and philosophical schools, in different regions and at different times, which are not necessarily held by all Hindus to be literal accounts of historical events, but are taken to have deeper, often symbolic, meaning, and which have been given a complex range of interpretations.
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Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public.

Author: N. D'Anvers

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1724856790

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Page: 120

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Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit By N D'Anvers Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit is a collection of nine delightful Indian stories and fairy tales which are suitable for young and old alike. Included at the end of each chapter is a section of questions which aid in reinforcing the meaning and value of the tales, ensuring their understanding and adding to the enjoyment of reading them. Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit provides an important segment of world literature that has been virtually inaccessible. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit

Delightful classic stories from ancient India. Includes questions after each chapter to enhance understanding and help readers apply the lessons learned.

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Publisher: Boomer Books

ISBN: 1434116247

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Delightful classic stories from ancient India. Includes questions after each chapter to enhance understanding and help readers apply the lessons learned. This publication from Boomer Books is specially designed and typeset for comfortable reading.
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Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit Large Print Edition

Hindu Tales from the Sanskrit  Large Print Edition

Delightful classic stories from ancient India. Includes questions after each chapter to enhance understanding and help readers apply the lessons learned. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.

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Publisher: Waking Lion Press

ISBN: 1434116255

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Delightful classic stories from ancient India. Includes questions after each chapter to enhance understanding and help readers apply the lessons learned. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.
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Classical Hindu Mythology

Classical Hindu Mythology

This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. The book is organized into six chapters.

Author: Cornelia Dimmitt

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN: 9788120839724

Category: Philosophy

Page: 373

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The Mahapuranas embody the received tradition of Hindu mythology. This anthology contains fresh translations of these myths, only a few of which have ever been available in English before, thus providing a rich new portion of Hindu mythology. The book is organized into six chapters. "Origins" contains myths relating to creation, time, and space. "Seers, Kings and Supernaturals" relates tales of rivers, trees, animals, demons, and men, particularly heroes and sages. Myths about the chief gods are dealt with in three separate chapters: Krsna, Visnu, and Siva. The chapter The Goddess presents stories of the wives and lovers of the gods, as well as of Kali, the savage battle goddess. In their introductions, the editors provide a historical setting in which to discuss Hindu mythology as well as a full analysis of its basic sources. The many names are given the original. The editors have provided a thorough glossary to make these names accessible.
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Hindu Myths

Hindu Myths

Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE.

Author: Wendy Doniger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141903750

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, including the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are thought to date back as far as the tenth century BCE. Here in these seventy-five seminal myths are the many incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous child Krishna, alongside stories of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals including boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely varied and bursting with colour and life, they demonstrate the Hindu belief in the limitless possibilities of the world - from the teeming miracles of creation to the origins of the incarnation of Death who eventually touches them all.
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Vikram and the Vampire

Vikram and the Vampire

11 tales, translated by Burton from the Sanskrit Baital-Pachisi, or 25 Tales of a Baital, "hung on [the] thread" of the "laughable" difficulties faced by King Vikram, "the King Arthur of the East," as he and his son attempt to bring a ...

Author: Lady Isabel Burton

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: HARVARD:32044050952951

Category: Hinduism

Page: 319

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11 tales, translated by Burton from the Sanskrit Baital-Pachisi, or 25 Tales of a Baital, "hung on [the] thread" of the "laughable" difficulties faced by King Vikram, "the King Arthur of the East," as he and his son attempt to bring a baitel (vampire) to a magician. Cf. Isabel Burton's "Preface" to the 1893 Memorial Ed., p. xi.
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God of Desire

God of Desire

Presents Kamadeva, the Hindu god of desire, in tales, art, and ritual. Also covers Kamadeva's appearance in Buddhist lore.

Author: Catherine Benton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791465667

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Presents Kamadeva, the Hindu god of desire, in tales, art, and ritual. Also covers Kamadeva's appearance in Buddhist lore.
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The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology

The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology

Presenting a subject rarely studied, the author shows there is a history of ideas about evil in Hinduism.

Author: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520040988

Category: History

Page: 411

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Presenting a subject rarely studied, the author shows there is a history of ideas about evil in Hinduism.
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r Vi upur am

  r   Vi     upur     am

Author: Kanhaiyālāla Jośī

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:237816817

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Page: 616

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Hindu mythological text.
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The Vish u Pur a

The Vish  u Pur    a

Author: Fitzedward Hall

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293030270056

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Tales from the Hindu Dramatists

Tales from the Hindu Dramatists

The Sanskrit drama is said to have been invented by the sage Bharata, who lived at a very remote period of Indian history and was the author of a system of music.

Author: R. N. Dutta

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781557429155

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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The Sanskrit drama is said to have been invented by the sage Bharata, who lived at a very remote period of Indian history and was the author of a system of music. The earliest references to the acted drama are to be found in the Mahabhashya, which mentions representations of the Kansabadha and the Balibadha, episodes in the history of Krishna. Indian tradition describes Bharat as having caused to be acted before the gods a play representing the Svayamvara of Lakshmi. Tradition further makes Krishna and his cowherdesses the starting point of the Sangita, a representation consisting of a mixture of song, music, and dancing. The Gitagovinda is concerned with Krishna, and the modern Yatras generally represent scenes from the life of that deity. From all this it seems likely that the Hindu drama was developed in connection with the cult of Vishnu-Krishna; and that the earliest acted representations were, therefore, like the mysteries of the Christian Middle Ages, a kind of religious plays, in which scenes from the legends of the gods were enacted mainly with the aid of songs and dances supplemented with prose dialogues improvised by the performers. These earliest forms of Hindu dramatic literature are represented by those hymns of the Rig-Veda which contain dialogues such as those of Sarama and the Panis, Yama and Yami, Pururava and Urvaci.
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A Compendium of the Comparative Grammar of the Indo European Sanskrit Greek and Latin Languages

A Compendium of the Comparative Grammar of the Indo European  Sanskrit  Greek and Latin Languages

MISCELLANEOUS Essays Relating to Indian Subjects . By B. H. HODGson ...
With the Commentary and Collection of Buddhist Fairy Tales , Fables , and Folk
Lore . ... Compared with the Sanskrit - Prakrit and the Cognate Indian
Vernaculars .

Author: August Schleicher

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002404388X

Category: Indo-European languages

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King Vikram and the Vampire

King Vikram and the Vampire

First published in 1870, these stories will entertain and delight modern readers while illuminating the life and customs of classical India.

Author: Sir Richard Francis Burton

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892814756

Category: History

Page: 304

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Translated by the noted Victorian Orientalist, Sir Richard F. Burton, from the original Sanskrit, these ancient Indian folk tales influenced such later works as 1001 Arabian Nights and Boccaccio's Decameron. First published in 1870, these stories will entertain and delight modern readers while illuminating the life and customs of classical India.
Categories: History

Essays Analytical Critical and Philological on Subjects Connected with Sanskrit Literature Analytical account of the Pancha tantra illustrated with occasional translations Hindu fiction Extracts from the Da akum ra or The ten princes On the art of war as known to the Hindus The Megha d ta or Cloud messenger

Essays Analytical  Critical  and Philological on Subjects Connected with Sanskrit Literature  Analytical account of the Pancha tantra  illustrated with occasional translations  Hindu fiction  Extracts from the Da  akum  ra  or  The ten princes  On the art of war as known to the Hindus  The Megha d  ta  or  Cloud messenger

Vishnu - Purana : or , SYSTEM of HINDU MYTHOLOGY and TRADITION ,
translated from the original Sanskrit , and Illustrated by Notes derived chiefly from
other Puranas . By HORACE HAYMAN Wilson . Thoroughly Revised and Edited ,
with ...

Author: Horace Hayman Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044090835067

Category: Sanskrit literature

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Categories: Sanskrit literature

Sanskrit and Its Kindred Literatures

Sanskrit and Its Kindred Literatures

its relation to science , ib . ; the Sigmund , a Norse hero , story of , drama in , 126 ;
number of plays 285 . discovered , 127 ... 155 ; character of Solar myth , the , in
Sanskrit , 23 ; the poem , 156 ; its ballads , 157 ; | as seen in the Hindu mythology
 ...

Author: Laura Elizabeth Poor

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ISBN: NYPL:33433068233646

Category: Literature, Ancient

Page: 468

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Categories: Literature, Ancient

The Vi u Pur am

The Vi      u Pur     am

Author: Horace Hayman Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1131460247

Category:

Page: 568

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