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Part One: Translations from Sanskrit

Section One. The Ramayana
      1. Speech of Dussaruth 5
      2. An Aryan City 7
      3. A Mother’s Lament 9
      4. The Wife 11
An Aryan City: Prose Version 23
The Book of the Wild Forest 24
The Defeat of Dhoomraksha 27
Section Two. The Mahabharata
Sabha Parva or Book of the Assembly-Hall
      Canto I: The Building of the Hall 33
      Canto II: The Debated Sacrifice 41
      Canto III: The Slaying of Jerasundh 56
Virata Parva: Fragments from Adhyaya 17 66
Udyoga Parva: Two Renderings of the First Adhaya 67
Udyoga Parva: Passages from Adhyayas 75 and 72 72
The Bhagavad Gita: The First Six Chapters 73
      Appendix I: Opening of Chapter VII 100
      Appendix II: A Later Translation of the Opening of the Gita 101
Vidula 105
Section Three. Kalidasa
Vikramorvasie or The Hero and the Nymph 121
In the Gardens of Vidisha or Malavica and the King: Act I 227
      Appendix: A Fragment from Act II 254
The Birth of the War-God
      Stanzaic Rendering of the Opening of Canto I 257
      Blank Verse Rendering of Canto I 263
      Expanded Version of Canto I and Part of Canto II 271
Notes and Fragments
      Skeleton Notes on the Kumarasambhavam: Canto V 293
      The Line of Raghou: Two Renderings of the Opening 307
      The Cloud Messenger: Fragments from a Lost Translation 309
Section Four. Bhartrihari
The Century of Life 313
Appendix: Prefatory Note on Bhartrihari 368
Section Five. Other Translations from Sanskrit
Opening of the Kiratarjuniya 379
Bhagawat: Skandha I, Adhyaya I 380
Bhavani (Shankaracharya) 383

Part Two: Translations from Bengali

Section One. Vaishnava Devotional Poetry
Radha’s Complaint in Absence (Chundidas) 389
Radha’s Appeal (Chundidas) 390
Karma: Radha’s Complaint (Chundidas) 392
Appeal (Bidyapati) 393
Twenty-two Poems of Bidyapati 394
Selected Poems of Bidyapati 416
Selected Poems of Nidhou 435
Selected Poems of Horo Thacoor 444
Selected Poems of Ganodas 453
Section Two. Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Hymn to the Mother: Bande Mataram 465 Paper icon.png
Anandamath: The First Thirteen Chapters 469
      Appendix: A Later Version of Chapters I and II 519
Section Three. Chittaranjan Das
Songs of the Sea 527
Section Four. Disciples and Others
Hymn to India (Dwijendralal Roy) 553
Mother India (Dwijendralal Roy) 555
The Pilot (Atulprasad Sen) 557
Mahalakshmi (Anilbaran Roy) 558
The New Creator (Aruna) 559
Lakshmi (Dilip Kumar Roy) 561
Aspiration: The New Dawn (Dilip Kumar Roy) 562
Farewell Flute (Dilip Kumar Roy) 564
Uma (Dilip Kumar Roy) 565
Faithful (Dilip Kumar Roy) 566
Since thou hast called me (Sahana) 568
A Beauty infinite (Jyotirmayi) 569
At the day-end (Nirodbaran) 570
The King of kings (Nishikanto) 571

Part Three: Translations from Tamil

Andal: The Vaishnava Poetess 577 Paper icon.png
To the Cuckoo 579
I Dreamed a Dream 580 Paper icon.png
Ye Others 581
Nammalwar: The Supreme Vaishnava Saint and Poet 585
Nammalwar’s Hymn of the Golden Age 587
Love-Mad 589
Kulasekhara Alwar
Refuge 593
Opening of the Kural 597

Part Four: Translations from Greek

Two Epigrams 601
Opening of the Iliad 602
Opening of the Odyssey 604
Hexameters from Homer 606

Part Five: Translations from Latin

Hexameters from Virgil and Horace 609
Catullus to Lesbia 610

Notes are paraphrased from the “Publisher's Note” and “Note on the Texts”.