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The highly important work was published by the Asiatic Society in This collection of Seven hundred verses written in Maharastrain Prakrit gives us a glimpse of rural society and life in very ancient times.

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Professor Radhagovinda Basak was an eminent scholar. He was the first among the Sanskrit Prakrit scholars to translate the seven hundred verses into highly readable English. The reprint of this work would surely be deemed useful by scholars of ancient Indian history.

Sanskrit and Maharastrian Prakrit. This reprint would be an achievement of the publication section of the Asiatic Society. So far as I know, the Prakrit gathas of the Saptasati in their entirety have never yet been translated into English by any scholar. A few years ago when I was more active in my literary work I translated all the seven centuries of verses into English.

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In my English Introduction I have made an attempt to give a brief idea of the rural life of the Indian people, specially of the middle Deccan and parts of Western India, so far as is revealed in the gathas. I need not make a mention here of the extensive illustrations drawn from this Prakrit treatise by Indian rhetoricians in their discussion on dvani or vyary and suggestiveness.

I express here by heartiest gratitude to my young disciple, Dr. Naresh Chandra Jana, M. Sibendra Nath Ghoshal, M. I have an apology to make to scholars by stating that in printing the Sanskrit Transliteration of the original Prakrit gathas I have not obeyed the rules of Sanskrit euphonic combinations and put each sapfasati word separately with the sole purpose of showing the full Sanskrit equivalents of the corresponding Prakrit forms.

I have used hyphen marks in editing the Sanskrit and the Prakrit compounds to show clearly their component parts. I am deeply indebted to Dr. Das Gupta Sri Dipak Sen, Sri Biram Mukherjea and also other officers of the publication department of the Asiatic Society to gem my book through the press and publish the same.


Lastly I should record here my thankfulness to the authorities and workers of the Sree Saraswaty press Ltd. Calcutta for the nice execution of the printing of the book. The Gatha-Saptasati is an anthological treatise a Kosa-grantha written in Maharastri Prakrit language. This book may provoke a study by those men of taste who are desirous to know many things falling within the range of rasasastra. The writer on poetics, Dandin, has named Kosa-grantha as being one variety of poetical writings in Sanskrit and the much later writer on poetics, Visvanatha, has given the following definition of a kasa work: Kosah Sloka Samuhas-tu syad anyony anapeksakah i.

All the seven centuries of gathas in this treatise form, as it were, a Kavya in which the sentiment ram of love is most prominent. Although no verse is closely connected in form or matter to any other, yet the verses can possibly be arranged into groups or sections according to particular topics. What is generally defined as an arya metre in Sanskrit is called a gatha in Prakrit. A Prakrit gatha gives its own definition thus:. That is called a gaha or gatha which contains twelve matras in the first foot, eighteen in the second, again twelve in the third and fifteen decorating it in the fourth.

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