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BY ALBRECHT WEBER.
THÉODOR ZACHARIAE, Ph.D., with the sanction of the Author. Dr. BUHLER, Inspector of Schools in India, writes :-“When I was Professor of Oriental Languages in Elphinstone College, I frequently felt the want of such a work to which I could refer the students."
Professor COWELL, of Cambridge, writes :—“It will be especially useful to the students in our Indian colleges and universities. I used to long for such a book when I was teaching in Calcutta. Hindu students are intensely interested in the history of Sanskrit literature, and this volume will supply them with all they want on the subject.”
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"Is perhaps the most comprehensive and lucid survey of Sanskrit literature extant. The essays contained in the volume were originally delivered as academic lectures, and at the time of their first publication were acknowledged to be by far the most learned and able treatment of the subject. They have now been brougit up to date by the addition of all the most important results of recent research," Times.
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A SKETCH OF THE MODERN LANGUAGES OF THE EAST INDIES.
BY ROBERT N. CUST,
The Author has attempted to fill up a vacuum, the inconvenience of which pressed itself on his notice. Much had been written about the languages of the East Indies, but the extent of our present knowledge had not even been brought to a focus. It occurred to him that it might be of use to others to publish in an arranged form the notes which he had collected for his own edification,
" Supplies a deficiency which has long been felt.”- Times.
“The book before us is then a valuable contribution to philological science. It passes under review a vast number of languages, and it gives, or professes to give, in every case the sum and substance of the opinions and judgments of the best-informed writers."-Saturday Review.
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THE BIRTH OF THE WAR-GOD.
A Poem. By KALIDASA.
RALPH T. H. GRIFFITH, M.A. “A very spirited rendering of the Kumarasambhara, which was first published twenty-six years ago, and which we are glad to see made once more accessible."T'imes.
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BY MONIER WILLIAMS, D.C.L.,
Society, Boden Professor of Sanskrit in the University of Oxford.
with Illustrations and a Map. “ In this volume we have the thoughtful impressions of a thoughtful man on some of the most important questions connected with our Indian Empire. ... An enlightened observant man, travelling among an enlightened observant people, Professor Monier Williams has brought before the public in a pleasant form more of the manners and customs of the Queen's Indian subjects than we ever remember to have seen in any one work. He not only deserves the thanks of every Englishman for this able contribution to the study of Modern India-a subject with which we should be specially familiar--but he deserves the thanks of every Indian, Parsee or Hindu, Buddhist and Moslem, for his clear exposition of their manners, their creeds, and their necessities."— Times.
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THE GULISTA N; OR, ROSE GARDEN OF SHEKH MUSHLIU’D-DIN SADI OF SHIRAZ. Translated for the First Time into Prose and Verse, with an Introductory
Preface, and a Life of the Author, from the Atish Kadah, BY EDWARD B. EASTWICK, C.B., M.A., F.R.S., M.R.A.S. “It is a very fair rendering of the original.”—Times.
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In Two Volumes, post 8vo, pp. viii.—408 and viii.-348, cloth, price 28s. MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS RELATING TO INDIAN
SUBJECTS. BY BRIAN HOUGHTON HODGSON, Esq., F.R.S., Late of the Bengal Civil Service : Corresponding Member of the Institute; Chevalier of the Legion of Honour; late British Minister at the Court of Nepal, &c., &c.
CONTENTS () ! VOL. 1. SECTION 1.-On the Kocch, Bódó, and Dhimál Tribes.- Part I. Vocabulary.Part II. Grammar.- Part II. Their Origin, Location, Numbers, Creed, Customus, Character, and Condition, with a General Description of the Climate they dwoll in. -Appendix.
SECTION II.-On Himalayan Ethnology.-1. Comparative Vocabulary of the Languages of the Broken Tribes of Népal.-II. Vocabulary of the Dialects of the Kirant Language.-III. Grammatical Analysis of the Váyu Language. The Váyı Grammar. -IV. Analysis of the Bábing Dialect of the Kiranti language. The Báhing Gram mar. -V. On the Váyu or Háyu Tribe of the Central Himalaya.-VI. On tue Kirant Tribe of the Central Himaláya.
CONTENTS OF VOL. II. SECTION III.-On the Aborigines of North-Eastern India. Comparative Vocabulary of the Tibetan, Bódó, and Gáró Tongues.
SECTION IV.-Aborigines of the North-Eastern Frontier.
SECTION VI.-The Indo-Chinese Borderers, and their connection with the Himalayans and Tibetans. Comparative Vocabulary of Indo-Chinese Borderers in Arakan. Comparative Vocabulary of Indo-Chinese Borderers in Tenasserim.
SECTION VII.-The Mongolian Affinities of the Caucasians.--Comparison and Analysis of Caucasian and Mongolian Words.
SECTION VIII.-Physical Type of Tibetans.
SECTION IX.-The Aborigines of Central India.-Comparative Vocabulary of the Aboriginal Languages of Central India.-Aborigines of the Eastern Ghats. - Vocabulary of some of the Dialects of the Hill and Wandering Tribes in the Northern Sircars. -Aborigines of the Nilgiris, with Remarks on their Affinities.-Supplement to the Nilgirian Vocabularies.-The Aborigines of Southern India and Ceylon.
SECTION X.-Route of Nepalese Mission to Pekin, with Remarks on the WaterShed and Plateau of Tibet.
SECTION XI.-Route from Kathmándú, the Capital of Nepal, to Darjeeling in Sikim.- Memorandum relative to the Seven Cosis of Nepal.
SECTION XII.-Some Accounts of the Systems of Law and Police as recognised in the State of Nepal.
SECTION XIII.—The Native Method of making the Paper denominated Hindustan Népálese.
SECTION XIV.-Pre-eminence of the Vernaculars; or, the Anglicists Answered ; Benny Letters on the Education of the People of India.
“For the study of the less-known races of India Mr. Brian Hodgson's Miscellaneous Essays' will be found very valuable both to the philologist and the etbnologist."
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price 218. THE LIFE OR LEGEND OF GAUDAM.A, THE BUDDHA OF THE BURMESE. With Annotations. The Ways to Neibban, and Notice on the Phongyies or Burmese Monks.
BY THE RIGHT REV. P. BIGANDET,
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hich will furnish European students of Buddhism with a most valuable help in the prosecution of their investigations."-Edinburgh Daily Review.
“Bishop Bigandet's invaluable work.”—Indian Antiquary.
“ Viewed in this light, its importance is sufficient to place students of the subject under a deep obligation to its author."-Calcutta Review.
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By J. EDKINS, D.D.
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WRITTEN FROM THE YEAR 1846 TO 1878.
BY ROBERT NEEDHAM CUST, Late Member of Her Majesty's Indian Civil Service ; Hon. Secretary to
the Royal Asiatic Society; and Author of “The Modern Languages of the East Indies.” " We know none who has described Indian life, especially the life of the natives, with so much learning, sympathy, and literary talent."-Academy.
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" The author speaks with the authority of personal experience. .... It is this constant association with the country and the people which gives such a vividness to many of the pages." -Athena um.
Post 8vo, pp. civ.-348, cloth, price 18s. BUDDHIST BIRTH STORIES; or, Jataka Tales.
The Oldest Collection of Folk-lore Extant:
BY V. FAUSBOLL;
Translation. Volume I. “ These are tales supposed to have been told by the Buddha of what he had seen and heard in his previous births. They are probably the nearest representatives of the original Aryan stories from which sprang the folk-lore of Europe as well as India. The introduction contains a most interesting disquisition on the migrations of these fables, tracing their reappearance in the various groups of folk-lore legends. Among other old friends, we meet with a version of the Judgment of Solomon."--T'ines.
“It is now some years since Mr. Rhys Davids asserted his right to be heard on this subject by his able article on Buddhism in the new edition of the 'Encyclopædia Britannica.'"-Leeds Mercury.
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“No more competent expositor of Buddhism could be found than Mr. Rhys Davids. In the Jātaka book we have, then, a priceless record of the earliest innaginative literature of our race; and ... it presents to us a nearly complete picture of the social life and customs and popular beliefs of the common people of Aryan tribes, closely related to ourselves, just as they were passing throuyh the first stages vi civilisation."-St. James's Gazette.
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A TALMUDIC MISCELLANY;
THE MIDRASHIM, AND THE KABBALAH.
With Notes and Copious Indexes. "To obtain in so concise and handy a form as this volume a general idea of the Talmud is a boon to Christians at least.”—Times.
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