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This is a serious, careful, dependable book, broader and more varied even than the old Sources...It is also easy to read, to look at, and to hear; the new translations are always sound, often charming and occasionally quite brilliant. This is the primary study of Indian civilization.(Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty, University of Chicago)
For over thirty years, anyone seriously interested in India has always had to keep a copy of this classic within arm's reach. Sources of Indian Tradition is so useful -- as a reference work, sourcebook, or textbook -- that it has been indispensable to scholars all over the world. I welcome the 'return' of this important work to the marketplace. Better still, I am delighted to note that, in matters of fine-tuning, this is an improved and updated and revised version.(Robert Eric Frykenberg, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Stephen Hay is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His previous works include Asian Ideas of East and West and Dialogue Between a Theist and an Idolator (edited).