Author: F Max MullerPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 688ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120801504
This is the concluding volume of 5-volume set of the Sacred Books of the East. Compiled by M Winternitz, this volume serves as a General index to the Names and subject-matter of these volumes. THIS substantial volume of 684 pages has been assembled with much thoroughness and industry. For it is not merely a complete index, it also furnishes, in articles of any length, a scientific classification of the subject under various heads. Thus, in the article on Agni, the Indian god of fire, the material relating to that deity is arranged under no fewer than twenty-four divisions. Such fullness of treatment saves the book from the inevitable dryness from which it would otherwise suffer. THIS volume in fact constitutes a handbook for the study of Oriental religions as far as represented by the Sacred Book of the East.