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I have released an online tool for the ancient Indian language spoken in Kerala, called Malayalam. You can convert between the Malayalam script and their Unicode representation in Latin characters, and back again. It features options for…
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This is the English translation of the Manusmriti, which is a collection of Sanskrit verses dealing with ‘Dharma’, a collective name for human purpose, their duties and the law. Various topics will be dealt with, but this volu...
by Manu [1920]; translated by Ganganatha Jha
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This is the English translation of the Kathasaritsagara written by Somadeva around 1070. The principle story line revolves around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the Vidhyādharas (‘celestial being...
by Somadeva [1924]; translated by C. H. Tawney
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added 2017-07-16
This volume of Chola Temples covers Parantaka I to Rajaraja I in the timeframe A.D. 907-985. The Cholas of Southern India left a remarkable stamp in the history of Indian architecture and sculpture. Besides that, the Chola dyn...
by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam [1960]
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added 2017-06-25
A collection of papers and essays addressing the Śakti aspect of the Śākta school of Hindu philosophy by John Woodroffe, also known as Arthur Avalon.
by John Woodroffe [1929]
243,591 words read / comments (0)
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added 2017-01-16
The English translation of the Natyashastra, a Sanskrit work on drama, performing arts, theater, dance, music and various other topics. The word natyashastra also refers to a global category of literature encompassing this ancient...
by Bharata-muni [1951]; translated by Manomohan Ghosh
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The Prashna Upanishad is a series philosophical poems presented as questions (prashna) inquired by various Hindu sages (Rishi) and answered by Sage Pippalada. The questions discuss knowledge about Brahman, the relation of the indi...
[1928]translated by S. Sitarama Sastri
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The Katha Upanishad is a collection of philosophical poems representing a conversation between the sage Naciketas and Yama (god of death). They discuss the nature of Atman, Brahman and Moksha (liberation). The book is made up of s...
[1928]translated by S. Sitarama Sastri
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The Mundaka Upanishad is a collection of philosophical poems used to teach meditation and spiritual knowledge regarding the true nature of Brahma and the Self (Atman). It is composed of the three main parts (mundakas): 1) The f...
[1905]translated by S. Sitarama Sastri
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The Kena Upanishad is a collection of philosophical poems discussing the attributes of Brahman: the unchanging, infinite universal spirit. Brahman is further proposed as the cause for all the forces of nature, symbolized as Gods. ...
[1905]translated by S. Sitarama Sastri
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