THE MAHIMNASTAVA OR PRAISE OF SHIVA'S GREATNESS, EDITED, TRANSLATED, AND PRESENTED IN ILLUSTRATIONS. Norman Brown.

THE MAHIMNASTAVA OR PRAISE OF SHIVA'S GREATNESS, EDITED, TRANSLATED, AND PRESENTED IN ILLUSTRATIONS.

  • Poona(India): American Institute of Indian Studies, 1965.
  • 4to.
  • cloth.
  • x, 81 pages.

Price: $25.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 54958

Translation and photographic reproduction of an illuminated 16th or 17th-century "stava" (hymn of praise) to the Hindu god Shiva, based on a Sanskrit work probably about a thousand years old. Thirty-nine black-and-white illustrations and two tipped-in color plates. With a summary, the Sanskrit text and English translation printed on left and right pages respectively, a discussion of sources, a "critical apparatus," a list of "spurious" stanzas, an appendix, and an index of words (in roman transcription). Some bubbling of cloth.