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Sanskrit Poetry from Vidyakara's Treasury

Sanskrit Poetry from Vidyakara's Treasury

Translated by Daniel H. H. Ingalls, Sr.

ISBN 9780674788657

Publication date: 05/19/2000

In this rich collection of Sanskrit verse, the late Daniel Ingalls provides English readers with a wide variety of poetry from the vast anthology of an eleventh-century Buddhist scholar.

Although the style of poetry presented here originated in royal courts, Ingalls shows how it was adapted to all aspects of life, and came to address issues as diverse as love, sex, heroes, nature, and peace. More than thirty years after its original publication, Sanskrit Poetry continues to be the main resource for all interested in this multifaceted and elegant tradition.


  • Elegant and sophisticated poetry…this is a superb work.

    —New York Times Book Review


  • Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Sr., was Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 364 pages
  • 0-15/16 x 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Belknap Press
  • Compiled by Vidyākara