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A History of Civilization in Ancient India (Volume 3); Based on Sanscrit Literature (Paperback) Loot Price: R276 Discovery Miles 2 760
A History of Civilization in Ancient India (Volume 3); Based on Sanscrit Literature (Paperback): Romesh Chunder Dutt
A History of Civilization in Ancient India (Volume 3); Based on Sanscrit Literature (Paperback): Romesh Chunder Dutt

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A History of Civilization in Ancient India (Volume 3); Based on Sanscrit Literature (Paperback)

Romesh Chunder Dutt

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BOOK V. PAURANIK PERIOD. A.D. 500 TO A.D. 1194. CHAPTER I. VIKRAMADITYA The Great And His Successors. We have now come to the last Act of the Drama of Hindu History, and the curtain rises on a truly great spectacle. The victor of a great and patriotic war, the patron of reviving Hinduism, the centre of all that is best and most beautiful in modern Sanscrit literature, and the subject of a hundred legends, Vikramaditya the Great is to Hindus what Charlemagne is to the French, what Alfred is to the English, what Asoka is to Buddhists, and what Harun Ar'Rashid is to Mahommedans. To the learned as to the illiterate, to the poet as to the storyteller, to old men as to schoolboys, his name is as familiar in India as the name of any prince or potentate in any country. Tender recollections of Sakuntala and Urvasi rise in the minds of Hindu scholars with the name of the prince in whose court Kalidasa flourished. Hindu astronomers cherish the memory of the patron of Varahamihira; and Hindu lexicographers honour the name of the potentate who honoured Amara Sinha. And as if his true claims to glory were not enough, a hundred tales familiarize his name to the illiterate and the simple. Villagers assemble to this day under the umbrageous pepul tree to hear how the thirty-two speaking puppets, who bore aloft the throne of the great emperor, would not brook his successor, and departed, each telling a story of Vikrama's glory. And little boys in every village school in India still learn with wondering admiration how the undaunted Vikrama struggled in the midst of darkness and scenes of terror to obtain mastery over a mighty spirit, and how he succeeded at last, by his indomitable bravery, his never wavering judgment, his never failing self-possession and valour. When we turn how...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Romesh Chunder Dutt
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 122
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-91765-0
Barcode: 9781153917650
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-153-91765-3

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