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Originally posted by hmmm hmmm wrote:

This is a rather interesting discussion.  For the benefits of members I did a brief count and came up with the following numbers regarding ancient Indian literature (it does not include ancient classical literature, which is also ancient but not part of this list):

Vedas - 4
Upnishads - 108
Dharmashastrs - over 100
Itihas - 5 (this list includes Ramayan and Mahabharat also)
Purans - over 15
Sutras - over 10

This list if not official nor final but it gives little over 200-300 works which can be classified as ancient India literature.  Most of them are religious but also carry works which can now be classifed as Philosophy, Geography and History.

Weak or strong is a value judement.  If one is able to read them then only weak or strong can be assigned to them.  Nowadays, a lot of translation is available online if anybody is interested.

But there is a quicker way to decide if the literature is strong or weak.  Bundle all these works together and drop them on somebody head from a little height.  If the skull breaks then the literature is strong else not, at least for that person.

hehe thats pretty cool Wink

what are  the 5 "itihas"?
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rcscwc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Apr-2009 at 07:02
Originally posted by anum anum wrote:

I have rarely come across qoutes or proverbs from sanskrit or other lanaguages in the indian subcontinent (except urdu because urdu has a lot persian influence).
 
Reason is that you do not know about them. In Sanskrit they are called Subhashit, nice or wise words.
 
In English: To KILL two birds with one stone.
 
In Indian languages: One trip, two tasks (accomplished).
 
An old, old satire on physicians. O physician, you go ahead of Yama (Lord of death). He takes life only, but you take wealth too.
 
 
google for subhashit or "sanskrit subhashit".
 
Take a topic and there is a saying.
 
Caution: Since sayings are always influenced and shaped by the culture of origin, sometimes the wisdom, humor, satire etc. maybe lost to someone not aquainted with culture AND the whole spirit may be lost in translation.
 
 
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Fire , debt, enemityy, if remain even in small trace  will grow again, so finish them completely.
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