An Historical Sketch of Sanscrit Literaturefrom the German of

An Historical Sketch of Sanscrit Literaturefrom the German of

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ...30. hh. Arjuna's Return to Indra's Heaven. This is a sequel to the above, and is another warlike episode, in which the hero, armed with celestial weapons, assaults and conquers the cities of the Danawi, or demons. It will be found edited and partly translated into German verse, in Fr. Bopp's Die Siindfluth nebst drey andern der wichtigsten Episoden des MahaBharata, Berlin, 1829. iL The Death of Hidimba. Hidimbabadhah, or Hidimba's Death, in the original text, with a German translation by Franz. Bopp, in his Indralokagamanam, etc. kk. The Brahman's Lament. Brahmanavilapah, or the Brahman's Lament, is given in the original text, with a German translation by Bopp, in the same work. Upon the last two articles the writer in the Quarterly observes, "The Death of Hidimba is a curious illustration of the universality of the same fictions all over the earth. Hidimba is exactly the blood-lapping, bonecranching, marrow-sucking giant or ogre, who, having thrilled with terror the bosoms of children of an older growth, in the ballads of our Teutonic ancestors, has sunk into our nursery tales, from whence he is well-nigh exorcised by the more potent spirit of Utilitarianism. But the Brahman's Lament, though grounded on a similar legend, falls again into the softer and more pathetic vein. While the sons of Pandu dwelt in Eketschara, Bhima, sitting alone with his mother, hears the lamentation of a Brahman. A terrible giant infested the neighbourhood of the city, to whom a tribute of human flesh was daily paid. It had now come to the turn of the poorer Brahmans to furnish forth the horrible repast; and in this family either the Brahman himself, the mother, the grown up daughter, or the son, a little child, must be surrendered as the victim. It is a...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973089
  • 9781236973085