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  • Hardcover: 538 pages
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass; 8th reprint edition (December 30, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 812080435X
  • ISBN-13: 978-8120804357
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #506,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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''Though, now there are many important studies available on the subject, the book remains one of the pioneering works in the field.'' - --NBT News Letter

The author had discovered 'important fragments of the dramas of the great Buddhist poet Avaghosa, and of the plays of the famous Bhasa', which had thrown unexpected light on the early history of the drama in India, which students of theatre must know. The value and significance of Indian dramatic theory had retained its relevance so long that even today they continue to receive recognition universally. Hence this reprint. .....An excellent treatise to equip one with the authentic knowledge of ancient Indian theatre traditions. --Indian and World Arts and Crafts, Vol. XIV, November

The book published nearly seventy years ago, is still relevant and makes interesting reading. Though its coverage encompasses only a segment of Sanskrit drama, after having read the very informative book, one cannot but agree with Prof. Keith that "the Sanskrit drama can be legitimately regarded as the highest product of Indian poetry and as summing up in itself the first conception of literary art achieved by the very self conception of literary art achieved by the very self conscious creation of Indian literature. --J. Jayaraman, The Mountain Path, June 1995

The author had discovered 'important fragments of the dramas of the great Buddhist poet Avaghosa, and of the plays of the famous Bhasa', which had thrown unexpected light on the early history of the drama in India, which students of theatre must know. The value and significance of Indian dramatic theory had retained its relevance so long that even today they continue to receive recognition universally. Hence this reprint. .....An excellent treatise to equip one with the authentic knowledge of ancient Indian theatre traditions. --Indian and World Arts and Crafts, Vol. XIV, November

The book published nearly seventy years ago, is still relevant and makes interesting reading. Though its coverage encompasses only a segment of Sanskrit drama, after having read the very informative book, one cannot but agree with Prof. Keith that "the Sanskrit drama can be legitimately regarded as the highest product of Indian poetry and as summing up in itself the first conception of literary art achieved by the very self conception of literary art achieved by the very self conscious creation of Indian literature. --J. Jayaraman, The Mountain Path, June 1995

About the Author

Ramesh Chandra Majumdar ( 1888-1980) was an Indian historian of great repute. . He is sometimes called the dean of Indian historians for his colossal contribution to the study of Indian history. Born at Khandapara, in Faridpur District( now in Bangladesh) he did his B.A. from Presidency College, Calcutta in 1909 and M.A. from Calcutta University in 1911. He got his doctorate for his thesis Corporate Life Ancient India

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A must read for all history students. The book presents an authoritative accounting of ancient Indian History. The author clarifies many topics like actual impact of Alexander's influence, Hun invasion, Kushan dynasty, Hindu empires in the far east etc. The book helped me a lot in clarifying many popular misinformation.
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