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HINDU LITERATURE

COMPRISING

THE BOOK OF GOOD COUNSELS, NALA AND DAMAYANTI, THE RÁMÁYANA AND SAKOONTALÁ

WITH CRITICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES BY

EPIPHANIUS WILSON, A.M.

REVISED EDITION

NEW YORK

P.F. COLLIER & SON

COPYRIGHT, 1900

BY THE COLONIAL PRESS

CONTENTS

THE BOOK OF GOOD COUNSELS

Translator's Preface

Introduction

THE WINNING OF FRIENDS The Story of the Jackal, Deer, and Crow The Story of the Vulture, the Cat, and the Birds The Story of the Dead Game and the Jackal The Prince and the Wife of the Merchant's Son The Story of the Old Jackal and the Elephant

THE PARTING OF FRIENDS The Story of the Lion, the Jackals, and the Bull The Story of the Monkey and the Wedge The Story of the Washerman's Jackass The Story of the Cat who Served the Lion The Story of the Terrible Bell The Story of the Prince and the Procuress The Story of the Black Snake and the Golden Chain The Story of the Lion and the Old Hare The Story of the Wagtail and the Sea

WAR The Battle of the Swans and Peacocks The Story of the Weaver Birds and the Monkeys The Story of the Old Hare and the Elephants The Story of the Heron and the Crow The Story of the Appeased Wheelwright The Story of the Dyed Jackal The Story of the Faithful Rajpoot

PEACE The Treaty Between the Peacocks and the Swans The Story of the Tortoise and the Geese The Story of Fate and the Three Fishes The Story of the Unabashed Wife The Story of the Herons and the Mongoose The Story of the Recluse and the Mouse The Story of the Crane and the Crab The Story of the Brahman and the Pans The Duel of the Giants The Story of the Brahman and the Goat The Story of the Camel, the Lion, and His Court The Story of the Frogs and the Old Serpent

NALA AND DAMAYANTI

Introduction NALA AND DAMAYANTI. Part I Part II

SELECTIONS FROM THE RÁMÁYANA

Introduction Invocation BOOK I. CANTO I. Nárad [ Cantos II., III., IV., and V. are omitted ] VI. The King VII. The Ministers VIII. Sumantra's Speech IX. Rishyasring X. Rishyasring Invited XI. The Sacrifice Decreed XII. The Sacrifice Begun XIII. The Sacrifice Finished XIV. Rávan Doomed XV. The Nectar XVI. The Vánars XVII. Rishyasring's Return XVIII. Rishyasring's Departure XIX. The Birth of the Princes XX. Visvámitra's Visit XXI. Visvámitra's Speech XXII. Dasaratha's Speech XXIII. Vasishtha's Speech XXIV. The Spells XXV. The Hermitage of Love XXVI. The Forest of Tádaká XXVII. The Birth of Tádaká XXVIII. The Death of Tádaká XXIX. The Celestial Arms XXX. The Mysterious Powers XXXI. The Perfect Hermitage XXXII. Visvámitra's Sacrifice XXXIII. The Sone XXXIV. Brahmadatta XXXV. Visvámitra's Lineage XXXVI. The Birth of Gangá [ Cantos XXXVII. and XXXVIII. are omitted ] XXXIX. The Son of Sagar XL. The Cleaving of the Earth XLI. Kapil XLII. Sagar's Sacrifice XLIII. Bhagírath

SAKOONTALÁ

Introduction Dramatis Personae Rules for Pronunciation of Proper Names Prologue Act First Act Second Prelude to Act Third Act Third Prelude to Act Fourth Act Fourth Act Fifth Prelude to Act Sixth Act Sixth Act Seventh

POEMS BY TORU DUTT

Introduction BALLADS OF HINDOSTAN. Jogadhya Uma Buttoo Sindhu. Part I Part II Part III MISCELLANEOUS POEMS. Near Hastings France The Tree of Life Madame Thérèse Sonnet Sonnet Our Casuarina Tree

THE BOOK OF GOOD COUNSELS

SELECTED FROM

THE HITOPADESA

[ Translated from the Sanscrit by Sir Edwin Arnold ]

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE

A story book from the Sanscrit at least possesses the minor merit of novelty. The "perfect language" has been hitherto regarded as the province of scholars, and few of these even have found time or taste to search its treasures. And yet among them is the key to the heart of modern India as well as the splendid record of her ancient Gods and glories... Continue reading book >>




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