A Treasury of Sanskrit Poetry by A. N. D. Haksar

By A. N. D. Haksar

This can be a finished anthology of Sanskrit poetry within the top English translations to be had. the 1st ever of its variety, it brings jointly excerpts from a whole diversity of unique works, translated by way of over 40 amazing writers together with poets and students, savants and seers, and winners of the Nobel prize for literature.

Drawing from sacred in addition to vintage and people literature, this assortment contains a good selection of poetry in translation. It contains nature hymns and mystic utterances; epic narratives and love lyrics; songs and reflections at the human ; verses devotional and philosophic, heroic and tragic, erotic and satiric; courtly epigrams and inscriptions, and straightforward poems shape the countryside.

English translations from Sanskrit have a historical past of over centuries. the best of those renderings were compiled during this quantity by means of a widely known Sanskritist to provide the traditional language's poetic splendour, now not via discovered discourse, yet through letting the poetry communicate for itself.

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II l umi ne us with your glorious splendour , o di v i ne Dawn! Enrich and lengthen our l i ves. o Goddess f u l l of grace! Grant us fu lti IIment A n d cows, horses, and chari ots in abundance! o daughter of heaven, Dawn of noble birth , Whom the men of glory cel ebrate i n hym ns, Establis h in us wealth sublime and mighty ! o god s , protect us a l ways with your b lessings! VII. 77 Jean Le AH:e ***** 6 The Sun The beam s ascend toward the god Who h o l d s the knowl edge of al l l ives , So that a l l thi ngs beh o l d the Sun.

Pandav brothers groaned i n penitence and pain, th e y wept i n woe and angu i s h for the brother they had slain, Pri t h a spake; the And H i ssing forth h i s s i gh of anguish l ike a crushed and wounded snake Yudhishthir to his mother thus his i nward feel i ngs spake: Sad "Didst thou, mother, bear the hero fathom less l i ke ocean d read, W hose unfa i l i n g gl isten i ng arrows l i ke its countless b i l lows sped, Mahiibhiirata • 31 Di dst thou bear that peerless archer all-resistless i n his car, Sweepi ng with the roar of ocean through the shattered ranks of war?

Who verily , He, the Ii rst origi n of this creation, whether he formed it al l or did not form it. Whose eye controls this world i n h ighest heaven, he veri ly knows it, or perhaps he knows not. X. 129 lUll * * *** 2 • A Trea,I'w)' olSanskrit Poetry Griffith 3 The Wind o the W i n d's char i ot, 0 i ts power and gl ory! Cras h i ng it goes and hath a voice of thunder. It makes the reg i ons red and touches heaven, and as it moves the d ust of earth is scattered. A l on g the traces of the Wind they h u rry, they com e to h i m as dames to an assembly.

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