Sanskrit literature Essays

  • Sanskrit Literature Study

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    3.0 Discovery of Sanskrit Sanskrit can be defined as an ancient, classical language of India that was historically used to write scriptures and poems. However, it was mainly utilised in matters related to religion and science. The term ‘Sanskrit’ alone means “complete or perfect” (Robertson & O’Connor, 2000). Many Indian grammarians studied the language but the most prominent of them all was Panini. His works consisted of comprehensive notations in the areas of phonetics, phonology, and morphology

  • Yajurveda In Sanskrit Literature

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    The Sanskrit word Veda is derived from the word “Vid ” meaning to know which is reconstructed as being derived from Proto-Indian European root meaning to see or know. It is the huge body of texts originating in ancient India composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitutes the older layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. Since, they are supposed to be directly revealed and thus they are called as “sruti” which means what is heard, distinguishing it from other religious

  • Influences Of Sanskrit Literature

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    What effect did Sanskrit Literature have on world literature during the 8th century? Have you ever wondered if one single dialect could have a global impact through literature? In this case, the Indians nailed it. Sanskrit Literature left a permanent mark on the world’s literary authors and continued on. A great many odysseys and epics have been made from the Indians’ creative and legendary works. Having been around since the 2nd millennium B.C.E, new pieces of literature were produced and flourished

  • Women Novels In Indian Literature

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    cultural of Indian literature. In the complete context of the woman writers in the Indian writing brought a stylized pattern of their own. In the past, Indian societies gave important for male experiences and their writings. But now it was changed. In 18th century women writers were declines because the male only can give strong themes. But in 19th century more women are participated in India’s every movement and them against the British rule. The influences of the Indian English literature begin by the

  • Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine And Desirable Daughters

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    Expatriates’ sensibility as portrayed in Bharati Mukherjee’s novels Jasmine and Desirable Daughters. Chapter I Introduction India is a country of many languages and literatures of various customs and traditions. English may be a foreign language but has occupied a permanent place with the native languages of India. The presence of British in Indian writing in English possible. Some English men in India wrote on Indian themes. The most popular among them are Sir William

  • A White Heron Literary Analysis Essay

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    This passage from “A white Heron”, by Sarah Orne Jewett, details a short yet epic journey of a young girl, and it is done in an entertaining way. Jewett immediately familiarizes us with our protagonist, Sylvia, in the first paragraph, and our antagonist: the tree. However, this is a bit more creative, as the tree stands not only as an opponent, but as a surmountable object that can strengthen and inspire Sylvia as she climbs it. This “old pine” is described as massive, to the point where it, “towered

  • Narrative Techniques

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    fictionalized oral storytelling, echoing the traditional Indian epics- the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. It is no wonder, then, that Chandra would define himself as a storyteller. The generic shaping of a text tends to voice the ontological conception of literature that an author has, as it is the case with Chandra’s transcultural narrative. Narrative Techniques like postcolonial subjectivity, intertextuality masical realism, narratology, postmodernism, meta narration, feminism, epic features are depicted

  • The Indian English Novel

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    moreover, has now been widely much-admired all over the world, as it has been successful in carving its own position not only in the world of commonwealth literature but also in the ‘World literature’. Though the origin of Indian literature in English as a whole is necessarily the English education and the introduction of British literature, the Indian English Novel emerged as a necessary product of its own story telling tradition and the tradition of English novel. So, it is considered that one

  • Vedas In Sanskrit Language

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    Vedas: Vedas are the large body of Indian subcontinent. Vedas are written in Sanskrit language. Vedas are the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scripture of Hinduism. For orthodox Indian theologians Vedas are considered revelation seen by ancient sages after intense meditation. The Vedas are created by Brahma. In the Hindu epic the Mahabharata. The Veda word is generally made by two words. First is Vidya and second is Sastra. The word Vidya is the root of “ vid ”. vidya word

  • Indian English Novel

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    moreover, has now been widely much-admired all over the world, as it has been successful in shaping its own position not only in the world of commonwealth literature but also in the ‘World literature’. Though the origin of Indian literature in English as a whole is necessarily the English education and the introduction of British literature, the Indian English Novel came forward as a necessary product of its own story telling tradition and the tradition of English novel. So, it is considered that

  • Ramayana The Iliad Analysis

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    The Ramayana,is a Sanskrit epic poem ascribed to the Hindu sage and Sanskrit poet Valmiki. It is regarded as one of the two great works of Indian Literature, along with the Mahabharata. The Ramayana also plays an important role in Hindu Literature (smrti). It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king. The name Ramayana is a tatpurusha compound of Rāma andayana ("going, advancing")

  • Malaysian Culture In Ramayana

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    MALAY LITERATURE Malay culture had been influenced by Indian and Arab, especially in terms of literature. For instance, Sanskrit words like agama, syurga and neraka are still used in modern Malay literature. The Indian epic, Ramayana, is also was translated into Jawi script and named as “Hikayat Seri Rama.” The mixing of various foreign cultures and literature into Malay made it more colourful and interesting. In addition, Penglipor-lara or story-tellers became important in Malay villages

  • Similarities Between Bhagavad Gita And The Mahabharata

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    The Two Great Indian Epics The Indian mythology consists of two great ancient epics The Mahabharata and The Ramayana. The Mahabharata was authored by Veda Vyasa known so as he had also compiled the four Vedas. Ramayana was authored by Valmiki. Both epics revolve around the concept of dharma and in both epics the protagonist is an avatar of Vishnu. Bhagavad Gita: What Krishna told Arjuna Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important texts in Hinduism as in it, god speaks directly to man. Bhagavad

  • Non Attachment In The Monk's Tale

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    Non-attachment is a common concept within the South Asian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. This essay expresses the importance of non-attachment by pointing out one’s ability to embrace death, the consequences of attachment and each religion’s view on karma and how it is shown in the traditional and modern narratives; The Ramayana, The Monk’s Tale and The Nun’s Tale. Attachment is when one holds on to things as if their life and happiness depends on it. Family, wealth, friends

  • Creative Art Of Henna

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    of Henna Name Abstract Keywords The art of Mehndi has existed for centuries and still nowdays the tradition is maintained. Mehndi is the Hindi word to describe the art of Henna, henna painting and the resultating designs. It is derived from the Sanskrit word mendhika. Mehndi designs may be different according to the cultural background of people in India, it is considered as a sign of prosperity and happiness. About Mehndi we can find descriptions in the earliest Hinduism’s Vedic ritual books. Vedic

  • Culture And Religion: Two Disparate Systems

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    Some would argue that culture and religion are two disparate systems, because we define religion as a system of faith, and culture as a system rooted in one’s environment. However, others would argue that culture and religion are one in the same, because both religion and culture can describe the ideas, customs, behaviours, and beliefs of a particular group. Although the specific customs and beliefs of different cultures and religions vary, both religion and culture generally describe a set of beliefs

  • Knowledge In The Upanishad

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    The Upanishads are portions of a large body of sacred texts collectively known as the Veda. They are documents composed and edited by individuals at given moments in history, one part in particular, the ‘Brihadaranyaka Upanishad’, will be discussed in more depth through this essay. The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is the concluding portion of the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda. Within this Upanishad we see many concepts and loose truths to life discussed. This essay will focus mainly on one concept

  • Annotated Bibliography: The Ramayana

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    AP Human Geography Annotated Bibliography-Hinduism Primary Sources Dharma, Krishna, and Vālmīki, trans. Ramayana: India 's Immortal Tale of Adventure, Love, and Wisdom. Los Angeles, CA: Torchlight Pub., 1998. Print. (5 pts.) The Ramayana is a Sanskrit poem that goes back to about 300 B.C. about the Hindu god, Sri Rama and his interesting life story. It consists of 24,000 verses put into seven large books. “Ramayana” literally means the “journey or advancing of Rama”, who is one of the several

  • Social Change In Modern India

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    UNDERSTANDING SOCIETY Assignment BOOK REVIEW ON SOCIAL CHANGE IN MODERN INDIA -MN SRINIVAS Orient Black Swan REVIEWED BY SHORIN A SHIMRAY Introduction: Social Change in Modern Society, this book was written by M.N Srinivas. Originally it was delivered in May, 1963 as the Rabindranath Tagore Memorials Lectures in Berkely. In this

  • Essay About Tet Holiday

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    A long time ago, Tet Holiday plays an essential role in Vietnamese culture; it is also really meaningful for Vietnamese people. Tet holiday is the time for people wish each other health, wealthy and happiness for a new year. Although Vietnamese people solemnize Tet together, differences in the way celebrate this vacation and traditional customs between North and South still exist in Vietnam. I will introduce it, origin of Tet holiday and reasons why Tet vacation is irreplaceable. II. Body 1. History