Hindu Scriptures is a unique collection of Hindu texts spanning more than twenty centuries. Two anthologies entitled Hindu Scriptures have previously appeared in the Everyman series alone, that of Nicol MacNicol in 1938 and that of Professor R.C. Zaehner in 1966. This present title is the enlarged edition of R.C. Zaehner`s anthology, with the addition of three fresh translations, its broad range includes arcane hymns of the ancient Aryans, a manual of prescriptions governing every aspect of the daily life of the orthodox, and rich poetry that describes with heady sensuality the dalliance of Krsna and the cowherd women of Vraja in the nights of the autumn moon. The texts are arranged in chronological order and the Introduction explains the reasons for their inclusion, sets them in context, and briefly characterizes their contents.
DOMINIC GOODALL was educated at Ampleforth College and at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he read Sanskrit. Presently he is attached to the Institut Francais de Pondichery in South India and is working with the manuscript collection there.REVIEW:"This new, makedly improved edition of HINDU SCRIPTURES can therefore be recommended with confidence to those seeking a single volume compenditumof selections froom mainstream of HINDU SCRIPURES". --PAUL DUNDAS
The author deserves our gratitude and especially for offering the Kirana
Tantra for the first time to English readers. This book has a valuable
glossary and a bibliography and the printing is good."
--Prabuddha Bharata, Sept 2003
" Dr. Dominic Goodall is to be congratulated for this literary effect which proces his exhaustive scholarship........scholarship.......references and footnotes provided by him in respective topics have enhanced the value of his work."
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Vol.: 52, No. 1-2, 2002