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Eastern Literature

 

  CONTENTS:

South Asian Literature

Chinese Literature

Japanese Literature

Persian Literature

Arabic Literature
 

 

 


South Asian Literature


Veda
Mahabharata

Ramayana

"Hymns of the Samaveda"

The Churning of the Ocean

The Avatars of Vishnu
Shiva and His Family
Rama and Sita

The Ramayan of Valmiki  (BOOK I, BOOK II, BOOK III, BOOK IV, BOOK V, BOOK VI)
Illustrations by Raja Ravi Varma


Kalidasa

Kama Sutra

Kama Sutra of Vatsayayana PART I, PART II-V, PART VI-VII
collection The Love Temples of Khajuraho

Rabindranath Tagore

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chinese Literature


The Ten Suns of Heaven
The Eight Immortals

E. T. C. Werner "Myths and Legends of China"  (PART I, PART II)

Confucius
Ch’ü Yüan

Lao-tzu
Chuang-tzu
Mo-tzu
T’ao Ch’ien

Li Po
Du Fu
Po Chü-i
Li Yü
Lo Kuan-chung
P’u Sung-ling
Ts’ao Chan
Lao She
Ts’ao Yü
Lu Hsün

 

 

 

 

 

 


Japanese Literature

The Sacred Mountain
Amaterasu Hides Away
Redesdale Freeman-Mitford "Tales of Old Japan"  (PART I, PART II, PART III)

Kakinomoto Hitomaro

Murasaki Shikibu "The Tale of Genji"
(PART I, PART II)

Kamo Chōmei

Bashō
"Haiku"

Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Buson

Ueda Akinari
Shimazaki Tōson
Izumi Kyōka
Masaoka Shiki
Takahama Kyoshi
Hagiwara Sakutarō

Akutagawa Ryūnosuke
Kawabata Yasunari

Mishima Yukio
Abe Kōbō
Ōe Kenzaburō
Murakami Haruki

 

 

 

 

 

 


Persian Literature


Zoroaster

Ahura Mazda and Ahriman
Zarathustra "Zoroaster Hymns of the Zend Avesta"


Rūdakī

Ferdowsi
Ferdowsi "Shahnameh"
PART I, PART II

Omar Khayyam
Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmi

The Thousand and One Nights
"The Arabian Nights"  PART I, PART II, PART III, PART IV, PART V
Illustrations by V. Sterrett
Illustrations by E. Dulac


Sa'di
Hāfez
Jāmi

Avicenna

 

 

 

 

 

 


Arabic Literature

Ahmad ibn-al-Husayn al-Mutanabbi
Abu Tammam
Abu Nuwas
Al-Khansa
Al-Farazdaq
Jarir ibn Atiyah
Ibn Zaydun
Tāhā Husayn
Naguib Mahfouz

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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