The Matsya Purana (critical study)

by Kushal Kalita | 2018 | 74,766 words | ISBN-13: 9788171103058

Summary: An English study of the Matsya-purana: a Sanskrit text preserving ancient Indian traditions and legends written in over 14,000 metrical verses. The Matsyapurana includes typical encyclopedic topics and scientific content such as details on architecture, history, polity, religion and philosophy.

In this study, the background and content of the Matsya-purana is outlined against the cultural history of ancient India in terms of religion, politics, geography and architectural aspects. It shows how the encyclopedic character causes the text to deal with almost all the aspects of human civilization.

Original/other titles: Matsyapurāṇa (मत्स्यपुराण), Purāṇa (पुराण).

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