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Indian Literature in Sanskrit is one of the oldest, richest and best collections in the world. Sanskrit as language is 10000 of years old. It has been our spoken language for thousands of years, and even today in some villages in India, this is the day-to-day spoken language. Similarly we have a very rich collection of literary works that are in Sanskrit. Over thousands of years we have many literature that have been written by many scholars.


In this section we have details of Sanskrit literature that we have as our inheritance from the golden ages. We will look into scholars, literary works and different books in Sanskrit. We have tried to give some details on scholars and their works, each in its separate section. We hope this will help all to get an overall view of our literature. The following is a list of famous Sanskrit scholars and their works.


Vedas, Puranas and Upanishads

  Rig Ved
     ऋग्वेद
       RRigveda

  Yajur Veda
     यजुर्वेद
       yajurveda

  Sama Veda
     सामवेद
       saamaveda

  Atharva Veda
     अथर्ववेद
       atharveda



  Upanisat (108)
     उपनिषत् (१०८)
       upaniShat (108)



  Purana (18)
     पुराण (१८)
       puraaNaa (18)

Valmiki - वाल्मीकि - vaalmiiki

  Ramayana
     रामायणम्
       raamaayaNam


Vyasa - व्यास - vyaasa

  Mahabharata
     महाभारतम्
       mahaabhaaratam

  Srimaddbhagvadgita
     श्रीमद्भगबदगीता
       shriimadbhagabadgiitaa


Other Ramayanas

  Yogabassistha
     योगवासिष्ठः
       yogavaasiShThaH

  Adhyatma Ramayana
     अध्यात्मरामायणम्
       adhyaatmaraamaayaNam

  Adhbhuta Ramayana
     अद्भूतरामायणम्
       adbhuutaraamaayaNam

  Ananda Ramayana
     आनन्दरामायणम्
       aanandaraamaayaNam

  Tattva Sanghraha Ramayana
     तत्वसंग्रहरामायणम्
       tatvasa.ngraharaamaayaNam

  Bhushundi Ramayana
     भुशुण्डिरामायणम्
       bhushuNDiraamaayaNam

  Mantra Ramayana
     मन्त्ररामायणम्
       mantraraamaayaNam

  Ramalingamruta
     रामलिङ्गामृतम्
       raamaliN^gaamRRitaM

  Raghavollasa
     राघवोल्लासः
       raaghavollasaH

  Udar Raghava
     उदारराघवः
       udaararaaghavaH

  Shri Rama Charita Manasa (Hindi)
     श्रीरामचरीतमानस
       shriiraamachariitamaanasa


Bhasa - भासः - bhaasaH

  Pancharatram
     पञ्चरात्रम्
       paJNcharaatram

  Swapanavasavadattam
     स्वप्नवासवदत्तम्
       svapnavaasavadattam

  Charudattam
     चारुदतम्
       chaarudatam

  Dutaghatotkacha
     दूतघटोत्कचः
       duutaghaTotkachaH

  Dutavakyam
     दूतवाक्यम्
       duutavaakyam

  Pratimanatakam
     प्रतिमा-नाटकम्
       pratimaa-naaTakam

  Karnabharam
     कर्णभारम्
       karNabhaaram

  Urubhanga
     उरूभंगम्
       uruubha.ngam

  Pratingyayogandharayana
     प्रतिज्ञा-यौगन्धरायणम्
       pratidnyaa-yaugandharaayaNam

  Abhiseka
     अभिषेक-नाटक
       abhiSheka-naaTaka

  Madhyamabyayoga
     मध्यम-व्यायोगः
       madhyama-vyaayogaH

  Balachatriam
     वालचरितम्
       vaalacharitam

  Abimaraka
     अविमारकम्
       avimaarakam


Kalidasa - कालिदासः - kaalidaasaH

  Meghadutam
     मेघदूतम्
       meghaduutam

  Srutbodha
     श्रुतबोधः
       shrutabodhaH

  Vikramorvasiya
     विक्रमोर्वशीयम्
       vikramorvashiiyam

  Raghuvansam
     रघुवंशम्
       raghuva.nsham

  Abhijnanasakuntalam
     अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तलम्
       abhidnyaanashaakuntalam

  Kumarasambhavam
     कुमारसम्भवम्
       kumaarasambhavam

  Malavikagnimitram
     मालविकाग्निमित्रम्
       maalavikagnimitram

  Rutusamharam
     ऋतुसंहारम्
       RRitisa.nhaaram


Bana - बाणः - baaNaH

  Harshacaritam
     हर्षचरितम्
       harShacharitam

  Kadambari
     कादम्बरी
       kaadambarii


Shriharsha - श्रीहर्षः - shriiharShaH (King)

  Ratnavali Natika
     रत्नावली-नाटिका
       ratnaavalii-naaTikaa

  Nagananda Nataka
     नागानन्द-नाटक
       naagaananda-naaTaka

  Priyadarshika
     प्रियदर्शिका
       priyadarshikaa


Shriharsha - श्रीहर्षः - shriiharShaH (Poet)

  Naishadhiyacharitam
     नैषधीयचरितम्
       naiShadhiiyacharitam


Bharavi - भारविः - bhaaraviH

  Kiratarjuniyam
     किरातार्जुनीयम्
       kiraataarjuniiyam


Magha - माघः - maaghaH

  Shishupalvadh Mahakavya
     शिशुपालवद्ध-महाकाव्यम्
       shishupaalavaddha-mahaakaavyam


Dandi - दण्डी - daNDii

  Dasakumaracaritam
     दशकुमारचरितम्
       dashakumaaracharitam


Bhattnarayan - भट्टनारायणः - bhaTTanaaraayaNaH

  Venisamhara
     वेणीसंहारम्
       veNiisa.nhaaram


Shudrak - शुद्रकः - shudrakaH

  Mricchakatikam
     मृच्छकटीकम्
       mRRichchhakaTiikam



Vishakhadatta - विषाखादत्तः - viShaakhaadattaH

  Mudraraksham
     मुद्राराक्षसम्
       mudraaraakshasam


Jaideva - जयदेवः - jayadevaH

  Chandraloka
     चन्द्रालोकः
       chandraalokaH

  Prasannaraghava
     प्रसन्नराघवम्
       prasannaraaghavam

  Gitagovindam
     गीतगोविन्दम्
       giitagovindam


Somesvara - सोमेस्वरः - somesvaraH

  Manasollasa
     मानसोल्लासः
       maanasollaasaH

Bhababhuti - भावभूतिः - bhaavabhuutiH

  Uttararamacharitam
     उत्तररामचरितम्
       uttararaamacharitam


Chanakya - चाणक्यः - chaaNakyaH

  Chanakya Neeti
     चाणक्य-नीतिः
       chaaNakya-niitiH

  Artashastra
     अर्थशास्त्रम्
       arthashaastram


Vishnusharma - विष्णुशर्मा - viShNusharmaa

  Panchatantra
     पञ्चतन्त्रम्
       paJNchatantram

Pandita Bhattanarayana - पण्डित-भट्टनारायणः - paNDita-bhaTTanaaraayaNaH

  Hitopodesha
     हितोपदेशः
       hitopadeshaH


Somadeva - सोमदेवः - somadevaH

  Kathasaritasagara
     कथासरितसागरः
       kathaasaritasaagaraH


  Yashastilakachampu
     यशस्तिलकचम्पू
       yashastilakachampuu


Gunadhya - गुणाढ्यः - guNaaDhyaH

  Brihatkatha
     वृहद्कथा
       vRRihadkathaa


Dhananjaya - धनञ्जयः - dhanaJNjayaH

  Dasarupkam
     दशरूपकम्
       dasharuupakam


Ksemendra - केसमेन्द्रः - kesamendraH

  Bharatamanjari
     भारतमञ्जरि
       bhaaratamaJNjari


Ashvaghosh - अश्वघोषः - ashvaghoShaH

  Budhacharitam
     बुद्धचरितम्
       buddhacharitam


Aryashur - आर्यशुरः - aaryashuraH

  Jatakmala
     जातकमाला
       jaatakamaalaa


Subandhu - शुबन्धुः - shubandhuH

  Basabadatta
     वासवदत्ता
       vasavadatta


Bhojadeva - भोजदेवः - bhojadevaH

  Champuramayanam
     चम्पूरामायणम्
       champuuraamaayaNam


Anantabhatta - अनन्तभट्टः - anantabhaTTaH

  Champubharatam
     चम्पूभारतम्
       champuubhaaratam


Benkatadhvari - वेङ्कटाध्वरीः - veN^kaTaadhvariiH

  Visvagunadarshachampu
     विश्वगुणादर्शच्म्पू
       vishvaguNaadarshachampuu


Nilakanthadiikhita - निलकण्ठदीक्षितः - nilakaNThadiikshitaH

  Nilakanthavijayachampu
     निलकण्ठविजयचम्पू
       nilakaNThavijayachampuu

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