=The Rig Veda [site] and other Vedic texts [site], in early translations now out of copyright.
=Zoroastrian texts for comparison to the Vedic corpus: avesta: [site]; sacred-texts: [site]
=Michael Witzel on the question of Vedic origins: "Autochthonous Aryans? The Evidence from old Indian and Iranian Texts," from the Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies, May 2001: [site]

=THE UPANISHADS, trans. by Max Mueller, 1879: [site]; trans by Swami Paramananda (1884-1940): [site]

=JAIN SUTRAS, in the Jacobi translation of 1884: [site]

=ASHOKA'S EDICTS, the inscriptions carved on rocks and pillars by the great Buddhist king (3rd c. BCE): [site]

=KAUTILYA'S ARTHASHASTRA, in the Shamasastry translation (1915): [on this site]


=BUDDHIST TEXTS-- An excellent source for many texts of early Theravada Buddhism: [site]

=JATAKA-based and other Buddhist stories, told with illustrative classical images: [site]

=MORE JATAKA TALES, retold by Ellen C. Babbitt, c.1922: [site]

=THE LITTLE CLAY CART (Mricchakatika), a drama attributed to Shudraka, c. 2nd c. BCE, by Shudraka, trans. by Arthur Ryder (1905): [site]

=YOGA-SUTRAS of PATANJALI-- Sacred-texts: [site]; trans. by Charles Johnston (1867-1931), Project Gutenberg: [site]; encyclopedic sites with much commentary: [site] and [site]

=LAWS OF MANU, 2nd-1st c. BCE, in Buehler's translation: [site]; another [site]

=DHARMASHASTRA of YAJNAVALKYA, trans. by E. Roer and W. A. Montriou (1859): [site]

=RUDRADAMANA's inscription at Junagarh, 150 CE, is the earliest text in full-fledged Sanskrit that has yet come to light: at MSSU [site]

=OTHER CLASSICAL TEXTS, in early translations now out of copyright: [site]

=INDIA AND THE WEST: Intercourse between India and the Western World from the earliest times to the fall of Rome, by H. G. Rawlinson (1916): [site]

=KALIDASA: TRANSLATIONS OF SHAKUNTALA AND OTHER WORKS,  by Arthur Ryder, 1912, available through Project Gutenberg: [site]

=TALES FROM THE HINDU DRAMATISTS, trans by R. N. Dutta, ed. by J. S. Zemin, 1912, available through Project Gutenberg: [site]

=HITOPADESHA, in Edwin Arnold's translation: [on this site]

=HINDU LITERATURE, Comprising THE BOOK OF GOOD COUNSELS [=the Hitopadesha, trans. Edwin Arnold], NALA AND DAMAYANTI [trans. Edwin Arnold], The RÁMÁYANA [ trans. R. T. H. Griffiths], and SAKOONTALÁ [trans. Monier-Williams], With Critical and Biographical Sketches. By Epiphanius Wilson (New York: Collier and Son, 1900); available through Project Gutenberg: [site]

=SOME EARLY INSCRIPTIONS and a variety of other texts:  [site]

=TIRUKURAL, 2nd c., attributed to Tiruvalluvar, text in both Tamil and English: [site]

=AMAR CHITRA KATHA, the "classics comics" of India; this is their official homepage: [site]

=SHAKUNTALA, by Kalidasa, 4th c.: much material, including translations: [on this site]

=RITU-SAMHARA by Kalidasa, in a commentarial presentation: [site]

=KUMARA-SAMBHAVA by Kalidasa, trans. by Ralph T. Griffith (1879): [site]

=KAMA SUTRA of Vatsyayana (1st c.?-6th c.?), in the translation by Richard Burton et al. (1883): [site]; and [site]

=HARSHA-CHARITA of Banabhatta, 7th c., trans. by E. B. Cowell and F. W Thomas (1897): [on this site]

=KADAMBARI of Bana, 7th c., trans. by C. M. Ridding (1896): [site]

=CHAURA-PANCHASHIKA of Bilhana, 9th c., trans. by Edward Powys Mathers (c.1920?): [site]

=KATHASARITSAGARA ("Ocean of Streams of Story"), by Somadeva (11th c.), excerpts from the C. H. Tawney translation (1924-8):  [site]

=TATTVA-MUKTAVALI (a medieval attack on Vedanta on behalf of the Madhava school, in Bengali verse), trans. by Purnanda Chakravartin (1883): [site]

=THE GREAT FLOOD STORY:  Luis Gonzalez-Reimann, "Vishnu as Fish: the Growth of a Story from the Brahmanas to the Puranas," Journal of Vaishnava Studies 15,1 (fall 2006): *on the CU website*


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