Discover the beauty and wisdom of some of the greatest books of all time from the Indian sub-continent.
This book offers a choice selection of readings from some timeless classics of India and South Asia. You will savor reading again and again these selected extracts from masterpieces which have shaped and influenced people’s lives over the millennia. These writings also illustrate the richness of the Indian sub-continent’s culture and heritage.
Drawing from a wide range of both ancient and modern works, this anthology is a rare, fabulous treasury spanning literature, religion, philosophy, politics and society. For perspective, each extract is accompanied by a masterly introduction which highlights the work’s background, its author and its influence and enduring importance.
Come, discover and enjoy the richness, wisdom and beauty of some of the greatest writings and minds of all time, including the Vedas, Buddha's teachings, the Bhagavad Gita, Kautilya's masterly treatise on politics and statecraft, Arthasastra, classic Tamil poetry, Sanskrit romances, celebration of Krishna's divinity and love play in Jayadeva's Gitagovinda, Hanuman Chalisa, Kabir's wisdom songs, sacred writings of the Sikhs, Akbar Nama, Raja Ram Mohan Roy on widow burning, Mahatma Gandhi's seminal work, Hind Swaraj, Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali, Jawaharlal Nehru's vision of India and R. K. Narayan's fiction.
Editor: Patrick Peebles
Imprint: Vision Books