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Lal, P.

Overview
Works: 399 works in 980 publications in 4 languages and 5,941 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sacred books  Prayers and devotions  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Paraphrases  Pastoral fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PK2098.S7, 891.22082
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Most widely held works about P Lal
 
Most widely held works by P Lal
Great Sanskrit plays by P Lal( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 1964 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dhammapada( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1997 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Indian poetry in English: the Writers Workshop selection; an anthology & a credo by P Lal( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gift of a cow : a translation of the Hindi novel, Godaan by Premacanda( Book )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premchand was one of the foremost Hindustani writers of the early twentieth century, and Godaan (first published 1936) is Premchand's most celebrated novel. Economic and social conflict in a North Indian village are graphically portrayed in the story of Hori, a typical Indian fanner, and his family's struggle for survival and self-respect. Grinding poverty is the Indian farmer' s greatest enemy, and Hori fights it to the bitter end of his life. As every Hindi, Hori cherishes the desire to make the gift of a cow to a Brahman at the time of his death, for it is common belief that this gift enables him to enter heaven. The novel is dominated by that most important of themes of Indian folklore, the symbol of the cow, and by Hori's ceaseless striving to achieve his goal. In striking contrast to the village scene is the picture of Indian middle and upper-class urban. life, which Premchand skillfully reveals through such memorable characters as Miss Malti, an attractive young physician, Pandit Onkarnath, a newspaper editor, Dr. Mehta, a philosophy professor, and Mr. Khanna, a bank manager and factory owner. In both the "traditional" and the "modern" settings there is oppression; in both there are clashes of values. Yet behind the distinctively Indian setting, readers will recognize universal human predicaments.--Adapted from publisher description
The Mahānārāyaṇa Upaniṣad by P Lal( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Isa Upanisad( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mahabharata of Vyasa by P Lal( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and French and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bhagavadgita by P Lal( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and Sanskrit and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahābhārata( Book )

49 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.S. Eliot : homage from India : a commemoration volume of 55 essays & elegies by P Lal( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of an Indian literature; six essays by P Lal( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Avyakta Upaniṣad( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The parrot's death, and other poems by P Lal( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1996 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japji, the immortal prayer-chant by Nānak( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verses dealing with fundamentals of the Sikh faith; verse translations
An annotated Mahabharata bibliography by P Lal( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in Undetermined and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ramayana of Valmiki by Vālmīki( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Indonesian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of Rāma, prince of Ayodhyā, and of his wife, Sītā's captivity
The Mahābhārata( Book )

in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The farce of the drunk monk; a 1-act Sanskrit play of the 7th century by Mahendra Vikrama Varma( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanskrit love lyrics by Vidyākara( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tagore's last poems by Rabindranath Tagore( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Great Sanskrit plays
Alternative Names
Lal, P. 1929-

Lal, P. 1929-2010

Lal, Purshotam 1929-

Lal, Purshotam 1929-2010

Lal, Purushottama

Lāla, P. 1929-

Lāla, P. 1929-2010

Lāla, Puruṣottama 1929-...

P. Lal

P. Lal 1929-....

Purushottam Lal

Purushottam Lal 1929-....

Purushottama Lal Indiaas taalkundige (1929-2010)

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Puruṣottama Lāla 1929-...

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The gift of a cow : a translation of the Hindi novel, GodaanThe Bhagavadgita