Author: Edwin Arnold
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812420005x
This one-volume edition, for the first time, combines 2 world's classics of great literature: The Light of Asia and The Indian Song of Songs: Gita Govinda.
Among the world's classics of great literature, Sir Edwin Arnold's The Light of Asia and The Indian Song of Songs: Gita Govinda have enjoyed a unique degree of popularity of the two works. The Light of Asia in particular has run into nearly a hundred different editions and with every new edition the demand for more has increased rather than slackened through this century.
Because of the unfailing inspiration, delight and enlightenment that the two books constantly provide to the readers, this volume presents both the book in one edition. Also an extensive glossary of Sanskrit words used in the text of the two Poems is appended at the end of the book as an aid to readers unacquainted with the Sanskrit language.
By way of an explanatory introduction to the philosophy of Buddhism as expounded by its founder, opening pages of this volume carries a learned essay by K D Sethna. This essay is a complementary adjunct to the study of Arnold's The Light of Asia in as much as the one is a philosophic approach to Buddhism and its immortal teacher while the other is a predominantly poetic approach.