ACK-097: The Legend of Lalitaditya

ACK #338 (690)
This ACK is based on Kalhana's Rajatarangini.



Kalhana's Rajatarangini is the most famous historical poem which records the oldest and fullest history of the legendary kings of Kashmir as well as gives accounts of the Kashmirian kings of the historical period. It consists of eight chapters and draws upon earlier sources, notably the Nilamata Purana. It represents a class of Sanskrit composition which comes nearest in character to the chronicles of Medieval Europe and of the Muhammadan East. Together with the later Kashmir chronicles which continue Kalhana's narrative, it is practically the sole extant specimen of this class. Its author's object is to offer a connected narrative of the various dynasties which ruled Kashmir from the earliest period down to his own time. The final portion of the work, considerable both in extent and historical interest, is devoted to the accounts of the events which the author knew by personal experience or from the relation of living witnesses. These events are narrated from the point of view of a more or less independent chronicler and by no means the purely panegyrical object of the court-poet.

Read more details at Wikipedia.

Read online Kalhana's Rajatarangini HERE.

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10 comments:

Samik March 11, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!! This is Diwali during Holi.... Thanks to ALL of you who are working so selflessly in this

Anonymous March 11, 2009 at 5:22 PM  

Thank you Apoorva! Thanks Prabhat!!

Rajeev Sharma March 11, 2009 at 6:35 PM  

wow... prabhat... its raining ack's this holi... thanx

Amith Nag March 12, 2009 at 12:25 PM  

Woo hoo - so many ACks - many many thanks.

PS: Prabhat, can you please re-check the Jataka tales part 3 (ACK 89-90) higher resolution file? i am not able to un-rar it.

Prabhat's Books and Comics March 13, 2009 at 2:18 AM  

Samik: Welcome! There are 50 more ready, in fact I'm posting too slow.

Prabhat's Books and Comics March 13, 2009 at 2:19 AM  

Anonymous: Welcome!

Prabhat's Books and Comics March 13, 2009 at 2:20 AM  

Rajeev Sharma: Welcome! This Holi should have various colours!

Prabhat's Books and Comics March 13, 2009 at 2:26 AM  

Amith Nag: Welcome! I wrote only two numbers as 1 was posted earlier. In fact there is need to download all 3 HR files and join. SR links are as story, but HR at size. Pls check & inform again. Otherwise I'll upload all 3 HR files. I deleted from computer it's parts.

Samik March 13, 2009 at 12:37 PM  

:) plz dont stop posting for a day.... I have become 'addicted' to downloading them and get withdrawal symptoms if i dont see any new comics :)

Prabhat's Books and Comics March 17, 2009 at 11:41 PM  

Samik: I'm trying my best, my friend. Many new ACKs are coming.

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