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Basham, A. L. (Arthur Llewellyn)

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Works: 201 works in 820 publications in 6 languages and 10,250 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Contributor, Compiler, wpr, Recipient, Correspondent, Translator
Classifications: DS425, 954
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The wonder that was India; a survey of the culture of the Indian sub-continent before the coming of the Muslims by A. L Basham( Book )

164 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and Thai and held by 3,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little clay cart : an English translation of the Mṛcchakaṭika of Śūdraka, as adapted for the stage by Śūdraka( )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English translation of a well-known Sanskrit play which revolves around the romantic theme of the love of a high-born man for a courtesan
A Cultural history of India by A. L Basham( Book )

70 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over thirty essays in which scholars examine various aspects of culture in the history of India, covering religion, philosophy, society, literature and art, and science, grouped in the categories of ancient heritage, the age of Muslim dominance, and the coming of the West
The origins and development of classical Hinduism by A. L Basham( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late A.L. Basham was one of the world's foremost authorities on ancient Indian culture and religion. Modelled on his monumental work The Wonder That Was India, this account of the origins and development of classical Hinduism represents a lifetime of reflection on the subject, and offers an intriguing introduction to one of the richest of all Asian traditions. Synthesizing Basham's great knowledge of the art, architecture, literature, and religion of South Asia, this concise history traces the spiritual life of India from the time of the Indus Culture (around 2700 B.C.E) through the crystallization of classical Hinduism in the first centuries of the common era. It chronicles as well the rise of other mystical and ascetic traditions, such as Buddhism and Jainism, and follows Hinduism's later incarnations in the West, making it an especially comprehensive introduction to the subject. Unlike Christianity or Islam, Hinduism was not inspired by single great prophet but rather evolved organically. The wide range of influences and sources--along with the great number of sacred texts in ancient languages--can make the Hindu system of faith and practice seem almost impenetrable to the uninitiated. With its vivid presentation of Hinduism's sources--from the warrior Aryans to the wandering ascetics--and its clearly written explanations and analyses of the major Hindu texts--among them the Rg-veda, the Brahmanas, Upanishads, and the Mahabharata and Ramayana--The Origins of Classical Hinduism clarifies much of Hinduism's enduring mystique. With an especially helpful bibliography, numerous illustrations of Hindu art never before published, and a lucid, accessible style, this book is must reading for anyone who has ever been intrigued by this fascinating religion
The concise encyclopedia of living faiths by R. C Zaehner( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of ancient Indian culture by A. L Basham( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has grown out of a series of three lectures delievered by Proffessor A. L. Basham, the distinguished British indologist, in Janurary 1964 under the ausspices of the Heras Institute of Indian History and Culutre, Bombay. Professor Basham, who discusses life and thought in Ancient India principally in its social, political and religious contexts, arrives at certain conclusions which are contrary to those generally accepted, whether in India or the West. he is of the opinion that ancient Indian society was, contrary to the modern general belief in its corporate character, fundamentally individualistic. He also stresses that the ideal political structure internally independent states unlike the commonplace axiom that India in the past was happy only under a single, centralizing government. In his final lecture, Professor Basham makes a sharp distinction between the nature of Indian religious thought and Western attitudes of mind contrasting the 'inclusiveness' of the former with the 'exclusiveness' of the latter
History and doctrines of the Ājīvikas; a vanished Indian religion by A. L Basham( Book )

35 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and German and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part covers the history of this religion of India, a small offshoot of Hinduism, from its founding in the 6th century B.C. through the last mention of it in the late 15th century; the second part discusses their doctrines
Papers on the date of Kaniska. Submitted to the Conference on the Date of Kaniṣka. London, 20-22 April, 1960 by A. L Basham( Book )

18 editions published between 1868 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Indian history and culture by A. L Basham( Book )

10 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Civilisation de l'Inde ancienne by A. L Basham( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civilizations of Monsoon Asia by A. L Basham( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kingship in Asia and early America : XXX International Congress of Human Sciences in Asia and North Africa by International Congress of Human Sciences in Asia and North Africa( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India, history and thought : essays in honor of A.L. Basham( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in orientology : essays in memory of Prof. A.L. Basham by A. L Basham( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and Italian and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festschrift honoring Arthur Llewellyn Basham, 1914-1986, indologist; comprises articles chiefly on India
The wonder that was India : a survey of the culture of the Indian sub-continent before the coming of the Muslims by A. L Basham( Book )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The illustrated cultural history of India( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, scholars of India's past provide an engaging yet informed account of its cultural history. Adapted from the classic work A Cultural History of India, this illustrated edition makes the rich history of Indian art, architecture, philosophy, religion, music and literature available to a wider audience, including young readers."--Publisher description
The father of the nation : life and message of Mahatma Gandhi by A. L Basham( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sharqi Sultanate of Jaunpur : a political & cultural history by Mian Muhammad Saeed( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peoples and problems of India / Sir T.W. Holderness by T. W Holderness( Book )

1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Corpus of Indian studies : essays in honour of Professor Gaurinath Sastri( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The origins and development of classical Hinduism
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A Cultural history of IndiaThe origins and development of classical HinduismHistory and doctrines of the Ājīvikas; a vanished Indian religionThe wonder that was India : a survey of the culture of the Indian sub-continent before the coming of the MuslimsThe illustrated cultural history of India
Alternative Names
Arthur Llewellyn Basham britischer Indologe und Historiker

Arthur Llewellyn Basham Indiaas auteur (1914-1986)

Basham, A. L.

Basham, A. L. 1914-1986

Basham, Arthur.

Basham, Arthur (1914-1986)

Basham Arthur L.

Basham, Arthur L. (1914-1986)

Basham, Arthur L. (Arthur Llewellyn)

Basham, Arthur Llewellyn

Basham, Arthur Llewellyn 1914-1986

Bėshem, Artur L.

Артур Ллевеллін Бешем британський історик й індолог, автор монографії-бестселера «Чудо, яким була Індія»

Бэшем, А.

Бэшем, А. (Артур), 1914-1986

Бэшем Артур

Бэшем, Артур, 1914-1986

Бэшем, Артур Л.

Бэшем, Артур Ллевеллин

आर्थर लेवेलिन बाशम

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アーサー・ルエリン・バシャム

バシャム, A. L.

阿瑟·盧埃林·巴斯漢姆

Languages
English (447)

French (3)

Chinese (2)

Italian (2)

German (1)

Thai (1)