A History of Ancient Sanskrit Literature

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Williams and Norgate, 1860 - 607 pages
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Contents

Variety of Local Customs during the Vedic Age 49 Familylaws and Traditions
51
The Story of Kakshivat 56 The Story of Kavasha Ailusha 58 The Puranas no authority for the History of the Vedic Age
61
HISTORY OF VEDIC LITERATURE External criteria for distinguishing between Vedic and non
67
The Chhandas Mantra Brahmana and Sutra Periods
70
The Sutras belong to the Smriti or nonrevealed Literature
76
Arguments used by the Brahmans against the Buddhists
82
Extract from Sayanas Commentary on Parasaras Smriti 87 The Sutras are not classed as 3ruti though they treat on subjects connected with the Veda
95
Extract from Apastamba
105
The Six Vedangas or Branches of Vedic Exegesis
108
It became the principal Subject of the Pratisakhyas
116
Difference between Sakha and Charana
125
Legal Sutras belonging to the Charanas
132
The Pratisakhya of the Madhyandinasakha of the Yajur
138
General character of the Pratisakhyas
144
The Third Vedanga Vyakarana or Grammar
150
Yaska and his predecessors
153
The Fifth Vedanga Kalpaor the Ceremonial
169
The modern Sakha of the Vajasaneyins and their Sanhita
175
They lead to the establishment of new Charanas
182
Sanhitacharanas
188
Sutracharanas
194
The Smartasutras
200
Character of the Grihya sacrifices
204
The Sixth Vedanga Jyotisha or Astronomy
210
The distinction between Sruti and Smriti known to
214
Katyayanas Sarvanukrama to the Rigveda
216
The three Anukramanis of the Yajurveda
222
The Brihatsarvanukramani to the Atharvana
228
Five generations of Teachers
239

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