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Indian Literature

Authors and Works

Links to Recommended Online Resources

Creighton University Campus, Local Access Resources

Selected Bibliography

Audiovisual Resources


Authors and Works


Links to Recommended Online Resources:

Dr. Robert Churchill's Handbook for the Study of Eastern Literatures:

Ancient India
Hindu Cosmology

Dr. Fidel Fajardo-Acosta's World Literature Website:

Bhagavad Gita

Bengali Literature (authors, texts, bibliography, etc.)

SASIALIT LIST (discussion of contemporary literature of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka; authors discussed include: Anita Desai, Farrukh Dhondy, Amitav Ghosh, Romesh Gunesekera, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Hanif Kureishi, Gita Mehta, Rohinton Mistry, Bharati Mukherjee, V.S. Naipaul, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, and Bapsi Sidhwa)


Creighton University Campus, Local Access Resources:

Reinert Alumni Library Collections

World Literature Program Library


Selected Bibliography **

Altekar, A. S., The Position of Women in Hindu Civilization (1938)

Alston, A. J., The Devotional Poems of Mirabai (1980)

Archer, W. G., The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry (1957)

Bandhyopadhyay, Asit Kumar, Modern Bengali Literature (1986)

Bardhan, Kalpana, Of Women, Outcastes, Peasants, and Rebels: A Selection of Short Stories (1990) PK1716 .O4 1990

Basham, Arthur Llewellyn, The Wonder that was India (1954) DS425 .B33 1959

Bloomfield, Maurice. The Religion of the Veda. BL 1115 .B566

Brockington, J. L., Righteous Rama: The Evolution of an Epic (1984)

Burton, Richard, trans. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana (1923)

Chandidasa, Love Songs of Chandidasa, trans. Deberi Bhattacharya (1967)

Conze, Edward, Buddhism: Its Essence and Development (1957) BQ4012 .C6 1957

Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. and Sister Nivedita (Margaret E. Noble) Myths of the Hindus & Buddhists (1967) BL2001 .N6 1967

De Bary, William Theodore, Sources of Indian Tradition (1958) DS423 .D33

Desai, Anita, Clear Light of Day (1980) PR9499.3.D465 C54

Dimock, C. Edward, The Literatures of India: An Introduction (1974)

Dimock, C. Edward. and Denise Levertov, trans., In Praise of Krishna : Songs from the Bengali (1967) PK1771.E3 I5 1981

Dutt, Manmatha Nath, A Prose English Translation of the Mahabharata (1895-1905)

Gaeffke, Peter, Hindi Literature in the 20th Century (1978)

Hawley, John Stratton & Mark Juergensmeyer, ed. & trans., Songs of the Saints of India (1988) PK2141.E3 S66 1988

Herman, A.L. A Brief Introduction to Hinduism. BL 1212. 72

Hess, Linda & Shukdev Singh, The Bijak of Kabir (1986)

Hopkin, Thomas J., The Hindu Religious Tradition (1971) BL1202 .H66

Ingalls, Daniel H. H., trans., Sanskrit Poetry, from Vidyakara's Treasury (1968) PK4474.A3 V5 1968

-----, An Anthology of Sanskrit Court Poetry: Vidyakara's "Subhasiaratnakosa." (1965)

Ions, Veronica, Indian Mythology (1967) BL2003 .I6

Jain, Jasbir, Stairs to the Attic: The Novels of Anita Desai (1987)

Jayadeva, Love Song of the Dark Lord : Jayadeva's Gitagovinda, trans. Barbara Stoller Miller (1977) PK3794.J3 G53 1977

Jussawalla, Feroza, Family Quarrels: Towards a Criticism of Indian Writing in English (1985)

Kabir, Humayun, The Bengali Novel (1968)

Kali for Women, ed., Truth Tales: Contemporary Stories Written by Women Writers of India (1986)

Kalidasa, The Origin of the Young God, trans. Hank Heifetz (1985) PK3796.K7 H44 1985

Karve, Irawati, Yuganta: The End of an Epoch (1971)

Keith, Arthur Berriedale, A History of Sanskrit Literature (1928) PK2903 .K45

Kinsley, David. Hinduism: A Cultural Perspective, 2nd.ed. BL 1202 .K48 1982

Kripalani, Krishna, Tagore: A Life (1962/1971) BL1265.T3 K7

Krishnamoorthy, K., Kalidasa, by K. Krishnamoorthy (1972) PK3797 .K68

Lal, P., trans. and ed., Great Sanskrit Plays (1964) PK4474.A5 L3

Macnicol, Margaret, Poems by Indian Women (1923)

Meyer, J. J., Sexual Life in Ancient India (1930)

Miller, Barbara Stoller, The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War (1986) BL1138.62 .E5 1986

-----, ed., Theatre of Memory: The Plays of Kalidasa (1984)

Minor, Robert N., Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavadgita (1986) BL1138.66 .M63 1986

-----, Bhagavad-Gita: An Exegetical Commentary. PK 3642.B5 M54 1982

Mukherjee, Meenakshi, The Twice-Born Fiction (1971)

Narasimhan, Chakravarthi V., Mahabharata : An English Version Based on Selected Verses (1965) PK3633.A2 N3 1965.

Natarajan, Nalini and Emmanuel S. Nelson, eds., Handbook of Twentieth-Century Literatures of India (1996) REFERENCE PK5416 .H27 1996

Prakash, Chandra Gupta, Premchand (1968)

Premchand, The Gift of a Cow, trans. Gordon Roadarmel (1968)

Rai, Amrit, Premchand: His Life and Times (1991)

Rajagopalachari, C., Ramayana (1951) PL4758.9.R2595 R34 1993

Ramanujan, A. K., Hymns for the Drowning (1981)

-----, Speaking of Siva (1973)

Renou, Louis. Indian Literature. PK 2903 .R543

Richman, Paula, Many Ramayanas : The Diversity of a Narrative Tradition in Asia (1991) PK2907.R25 M36 1991

Roadarmel, Gordon, ed. & trans., A Death in Delhi (1972)

Robinson, Richard H., Willard L. Johnson, and Shinzen Young Tsai. The Buddhist Religion : A Historical Introduction (1982) BQ4012 .R6 1982

Rubin, David, The World of Premchand (1969)

Sharpe, Eric J., The Universal Gita: Western Images of the Bhagavad Gita (1985) BL1138.67 .S53 1985

Shastri, Hari Prasad, The Ramayana of Valmiki (1957)

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty, In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics (1987) HM101 .S773 1987

Srivastava, Ramesh K., Perspectives on Anita Desai (1984)

Sukthankar, V. S., The Meaning of the Mahabharata (1957)

Tagore, Rabindranath, Quartet, trans. Kaiser Haq (1993) PK1723.C4 E5 1993

-----, Rabindranath Tagore: Selected Short Stories, ed. William Radice (1991)

-----, The Housewarming, and Other Selected Writings, trans. Mary Lago, ed. Tarun Gupta (1965/1977) PK1722.A2 L3 1977

-----, The Diary of a Westward Voyage (1962/1975) PK1725.A4313 D5 1975

-----, Gitanjali (1971) PK1719 1971

-----, Sheaves: Poems and Songs, trans. Nagendranath Gupta (1971) PK1722.A2 G8 1971

-----, A Tagore Reader, ed. Amiya Chakravarty (1961) PK1718.T24 A23

-----, The Religion of Man (1931/1961) BL25 .H5 1961b

-----, The Cycle of Spring (1917) PR6035.A8 C8 1917

Tharu Susie & K. Lalitha, eds., Women Writing in India (1991)

Valmiki, The Ramayana of Valmiki : An Epic of Ancient India, trans. Rosalind Lefeber, ed. Robert P. Goldman (1984/1994) PK4474 .V3513 1994

Van Nooten, Barend A., The Mahabharata; Attributed to Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasa, (1971) BL1130 .V28

Venkatasananda, Swami, The Concise Ramayana (1988)

Vidyapati, Love Songs of Vidyapati, trans. Deberi Bhattacharya (1963)

Walsh, William, Indian Literature in English (1990)

Wells, Henry W., The Classical Drama of India (1963) PK2931 .W4 1975

Zaehner, Robert Charles, Hinduism (1962) BL1202 .Z3

Zbavitel, Dushan, Bengali Literature (1976)


Audiovisual Resources **

Bhagavad-Gita, reading by Jacob Needleman of Barbara Stoller Miller's translation (2 audiocassettes) (2 hrs 30 min) (World Lit Library, CA 303)

Desai, Anita, Anita Desai, fiction reading and interview with Marilyn Samuels, December 14, 1989, 1 videocassette, 30 min (World Literature Library, CA 303)

Jensen, Timothy A., "Teaching Oriental Classics to Western Students", lecture (August 20, 1993), 1 videocassette (World Lit Library, CA 303)

----- "Oriental Religions and Philosophy," lecture (August28, 1993) (World Lit Library, CA 303)

The Mahabharata, directed by Peter Brook (1989), 3 videocassettes (328 min.) MEDIA 1273

Ramayana, reading by Ram Dass of William Buck's translation (3 audiocassettes) (4 hrs) (World Lit Library, CA 303)

Sanghvi, Neha, "Chudiya Khanakagai" live student dance performance (October 24, 1996), from the soundtrack of the film "Moment," 15 min. (World Lit Library, CA 303)


** Call numbers refer to the collections at Creighton University's Reinert Alumni Library (RAL) Other locations include the World Literature Program Library (Hitchcock Communication Arts Building Room 303) and the English Department's Library (Hitchcock Communication Arts Building Room 305). For assistance with materials held in the World Literature and English Department libraries call (402) 280-2822.


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