Max muller india what can it teach us

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India: What it Can Teach Us by F. Max Müller

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Post a Comment. Max Muller was a Sanskrit scholar and Orientologist who rose to fame with his translation of the Rig Veda and several other Sanskrit literatures from India. He was part of a small group of Historians who sometimes defined and in other times redefined India's past based on theories that they felt were justified by archaeological or historical evidences. This book is a series of lectures he gave to Indian Civil Service officers of Colonial Britain at the University of Cambridge, before they were commissioned on administrative assignments in India for years. Max Muller makes a case for how Sanskrit literature is rich in content and context sometimes surpassing Greek literature that most Europeans are largely appreciative of. He talks about the wisdom espoused in the Rig Veda around concepts such as religion and philosophy thereby attributing cultural richness to the nation. The author belabors the point that the true India is in the village communities of the country.

In these lectures Max Muller had praised Indian culture and ancient Sanskrit literature. He was the first translator of Rig Veda and work in the field of Indian Studies, Comparative religions and Vedic culture. He was also a leading intellectual and thinker on the culture of India. You must be logged in to post a comment. As the name suggest this pages long book contains all the information about the Land of Gods. You will….

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Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising., This volume contains the entire text of the English edition, also all the footnotes. Those portions of the Appendix which serve to illustrate the text are inserted in their appropriate places as footnotes.

He was one of the founders of the western academic field of Indian studies and the discipline of Study of religions science of religion, Religionswissenschaft. The Sacred Books of the East , a volume set of English translations, was prepared under his direction. He also promoted the idea of a Turanian family of languages. Carl Maria von Weber was a godfather. In , after the death of his grandfather, he was sent to the Nicolai School at Leipzig , where he continued his studies of music and classics. It was during his time in Leipzig that he frequently met Felix Mendelssohn. While preparing, he found that the syllabus differed from what he had been taught, necessitating that he rapidly learn mathematics, modern languages and science.


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    Book Source: Digital Library of India Item F. Max inti-revista.orgioned.

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