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POEMS FROM THE SANSKRIT By John Brough 1968

£6.00

POEMS FROM THE SANSKRIT By John Brough 1968

The secular verses collected in this volume represent a highly civilized and artistic aspect of Sanskrit literature.

For many readers in the West, Indian literature means the Bhagavadgita or the Kamasutra; in selecting this anthology John Brough hopes to redress the balance. Composed in classical Sanskrit, the poems were written mainly between the fourth and tenth centuries A.D. A purely literary language by the fourth century, Sanskrit contains a wealth of synonyms and lends itself to a strict metrical form with complex and subtle sound patterns…

Translated with an introduction by John Brough - Advisory Editor BETTY RADICE – PENGUIN CLASSICS - Penguin Books – Paperback book – 151 pages – ISBN 0-14-044198-0 – Penguin Literature Poetry – Condition: dog eared crease front cover.

Dimensions: 20 x 13 cm

SKU AN834 134

 

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