iv, 133p., 23 cm. (First Edition pub. in 1923, Calcutta) (Bibliotheca Indo-Buddhica No. 28)
CONTENTS:- 1. The original inhabitants of Magadha. 2. Pataliputra - the intellectual capital of India. 3. Historical lessons from the Arthasastra of Kautilya. 4. Vatsyayana Kamasutra. 5. Vatsyayana Bhasya. 6. Banabhatta and Aryabhatta.
Mahamahopadhyaya HaraPrasad Shastry is a well known indologist and scholar of great repute. This book entitled MAGADHAN LITERATURE is the collection of six lectures delivered by him. All the six lectures are remarkable for their penetrating analysis and advancement of cogent arguments for the conclusions arrived at. Every page of this splendid work had made new contribution to the indological study.
The first lecture brings about the salient features of the land and its association with the Vedic literature. The second one deals with seven great writers viz., Upavarsha, Varsha, Panini, ingla, Vyadi, Vararuci and Patanjali.
The other lectures make a detailed study of Arthasastra, Kamasutra, Nyaya Bhasya, Bana Bhatta and Aryabhatta.
The book will be an indispensable tool for the study of Indology.