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  • Plagiarism in Latin Literatureby Scott McGill

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    A study of the concept of plagiarism in Rome and the functions that accusations and denials had in Roman culture. more...

  • Farewell Songby Rabindranath Tagore; Chakravarty Radha

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Rabindranath Tagore reinvented the Bengali novel with Farewell Song; blurring the lines between prose and poetry and creating an effervescent blend of romance and satire. Through Amit and Labanya and a brilliantly etched social milieu; the novel addresses contemporary debates about ?good? and ?bad? writing; the nature of love and conjugality; and the... more...

  • Mahabharata Vol. 3by Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given... more...

  • The Giver of the Worn Garland KRISHNADEVARAYA'S AMUKTAMALYADAby SRINIVAS REDDY

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    And below her hair; she would put on a garland and spend a few minutes just gazing into a pond; seeing her reflection and satisfying her desire before turning away and returning the worn garland to her flower basket The emperor Krishnadevaraya?s epic poem Amuktamalyada (Giver of the Worn Garland) depicts the life of the medieval Vaisnava poet-saint... more...

  • The River Speaksby Elizabeth Rani Segran; V. N. Muthukumar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    In the ancient Tamil country, the Vaiyai was much more than a mighty river rushing towards the sea. People knew the river intimately and lived their lives upon its banks. In these exquisite poems from the distant past (second to eighth century CE), we glimpse the ebb and flow of everyday life: the bathing, the water games, the lovers? quarrels and... more...

  • Mahabharata Vol. 6by Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between the Kouravas and the Pandavas that led to the battle of Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full,... more...

  • Antigoneby Intet fornavn Sofokles; Peter Brandes; Otto Steen Due

    Aarhus University Press 2004; US$ 16.52

    Sofokles' tragedie Antigone, som opførtes første gang i Athen for knap 2500 år siden, har ikke siden op­hørt med at inspirere både ved læsning og op­fø­relser. Tragedien er bearbejdet af talrige dramatikere og in­struk­tører og er stadig i sin problemstilling så aktuel som ved sin førsteopførelse. Og ingen bearbejdelser er bedre end originalen.Problemet... more...

  • Fastiby Anne Wiseman; Peter Wiseman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Times and their reasons, arranged in order through the Latin year, and constellations sunk beneath the earth and risen, I shall sing.'Ovid's poetical calendar of the Roman year is both a day by day account of festivals and observances and their origins, and a delightful retelling of myths and legends associated with particular dates. Written... more...

  • Hats and Doctorsby Upendranath Ashk; Daisy Rockwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Hats and Doctors offers English readers the opportunity to savour, for the first time, the work of Upendranath Ashk, one of Hindi literature?s best-known authors. The stories in this collection often display a wry sense of humour, such as ?The Dal Eaters? in which a family of cheapskates journeys to Kashmir. While Ashk?s satirical eye is employed to... more...

  • Tilism-e-Hoshrubaby Shahnaz Aijazuddin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    Tilism-e-Hoshruba is an epic narrative of the adventures of the legendary Persian hero Emir Hamza?the protagonist of Hamza Nama?his sons and grandsons. The epic opens with the commander-in-chief of the Islamic army, Hamza, pursuing Laqa, who makes false claims to divinity. Laqa takes refuge in Kohistan, adjacent to the enchanted land of Hoshruba, ruled... more...