This Dictionary attempts to unfold all that anyone would want to know about Vedic, post-Vedic and classical India: its religions, mythology, pantheonic/legendary personages, schools of philosophy, sacred and secular texts, arts, antiquities, sciences, geography, rituals, customs, and the like. These besides, the dictionary includes English equivalents and definitions of a myriad of Indic (largely Sanskrit) terms.
For authenticity, the late John Garrett had drawn on key eminent Orientalists: from Max Muller to Monier Williams and H.H. Wilson to John Muir. No wonder that the author, himself a celebrated scholar, invested a two-decade-long effort in compiling this reliable, neat and exhaustive Classical Dictionary.
For well over a hundred years, Garrett’s work has been recognized as a classic in its own right. This recomposed edition now reaches out to the present-day international scholar. Its lay-out has been improved to make the text more user-friendly. Also introduced here, for the first time, are standard diacritical marks to help readers comprehend the transliteration of Indic sounds. As ever, it remains an unfailing companion of researchers, scholars and general readers, involved with Indological studies.