Naganada, or the Joy of the Snake-World

Naganada, or the Joy of the Snake-World : A Buddhist Drama in Five Acts (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Naganada, or the Joy of the Snake-World: A Buddhist Drama in Five Acts The Nagananda, the sister-play to the Ratnavali, was edited in Calcutta in 1864, by an old student of the Sanskrit College, Madhava Chandra Ghosha. Ms. Copies of it are rather scarce, and Professor Wilson does not mention it in his notices of untranslated plays at the end of the Hindu Drama. By Dr Hall's assistance, however, I procured two copies from the North-west, and these, with one or two mss. From Bengal, enabled the editor to print an accurate text. Mr Boyd, a. Cambridge pupil of mine, has now prepared an English translation; and I have been asked, by way of preface, to give some account of the date and authorship of the book. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 172g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 16 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243226977
  • 9780243226979