The earliest Indian literary histories

Frances Pritchett fp7 at COLUMBIA.EDU
Sun Aug 19 22:07:43 UTC 2012

There's the early canon-shaping Urdu literary history Aab-e hayaat (1883;
first ed. 1880) by Muhammad Husain Azad; the text pages are hyperlinked
from the translation:

all the best,
Fran Pritchett

On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 5:48 PM, Will Sweetman <will.sweetman at>wrote:

> There is a recent and very interesting study of Jains in Tamil literary
> histories by Christoph Emmrich: *Journal of Indian Philosophy *39, no. 6
> (2011): 599-646.  Although mostly concerned with twentieth-century
> histories, it discusses also precursors to them in the prefaces to
> nineteenth-century editions of Tamil works.
> Best wishes
> Will
> On 20/08/2012, at 8:24 AM, Ulrich T. Kragh wrote:
>  If by any chance, the history of Indian literary histories has been
> described in any scholarly publication, I would also be thankful for the
> bibliographical reference to such a study.

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