Author: T R S Sharma
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812600794X
This anthology in three volumes is the outcome of a monumental project. It consists of selections in translation of Indian literature from the beginning to AD 1100. Volume Three covers Tamil and Kannada literatures. The selection of passages in translation depicts the entire socio-cultural fabric of the olden days.
The anthology provides a fairly detailed historical survey which reveals the major trends and changes in the development of literatures during the given period.
The selections of passages included in these volumes focus on the Indian world view, man's life in general and particular, and how these are reflected in literature.
The selection of passages in translation for the anthology is based upon the criteria of literary excellence, of the use of language in more innovative ways and of their socio-cultural values.