Recent Library Acquisitions – Murty Classical Library of India

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Recent acquisitions of new books for the AIIT library include the first 18 volumes in the new Murty Classical Library of India series (MCLI), published by Harvard University Press.

The Murty Classical Library is a facing-page translation series. The series includes English translations of classical works alongside the original texts in the appropriate regional script. The original Indic languages include Bangla, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Pali, Panjabi, Persian, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

Below is a list of the library’s holdings – the complete series published so far, but new titles will be added annually. These beautiful, cloth-bound volumes are all catalogued on Cambridge University Library’s iDiscover search platform and are available to view at the trust:

MCLI 1: Sufi Lyrics / Bullhe Shah, edited and translated by Christopher Shackle (2015). Panjabi (Gurmukhi script) and English: AIIT.a.1683.1

MCLI 2: The history of Akbar= Akbārnāmah. Volume 1 / Abu’l-Fazl ; edited and translated by Wheeler M. Thackston (2015). Persian (Naskh script) and English: AIIT.a.1683.2

MCLI 3: Therigatha : poems of the first Buddhist women / translated by Charles Hallisey (2015). Pali text printed in Roman script and English: AIIT.a.1683.3

MCLI 4: The story of Manu= Manucaritramu / Allasani Peddana ; translated by Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman (2015). “…presented in the Telugu script alongside the first translation into any language…”–translator’s note. In Telugu and English text: AIIT.a.1683.4

MCLI 5: Sur’s Ocean : poems from the early tradition / Surdas ; edited by Kenneth E. Bryant ; translated by John Stratton Hawley (2015). Including a new Braj edition in the Devenagari script and the English translation: AIIT.a.1683.5

MCLI 6: The History of Akbar= Akbārnāmah. Volume 2 / Abu’l-Fazl ; edited and translated by Wheeler M. Thackston (2016). Persian (Naskh script) and English: AIIT.a.1683.6

MCLI 7: The epic of Ram. volume 1 / Tulsidas ; translated by Philip Lutgendorf (2016). Awadhi and English: AIIT.a.1683.7

MCLI 8: The epic of Ram. volume 2 / Tulsidas ; translated by Philip Lutgendorf (2016). Awadhi and English: AIIT.a.1683.8

MCLI 9: Arjuna and the hunter= Kiratarjuniya
/ Bhāravi ; edited and translated by Indira Viswanathan Peterson (2016). Sanskrit and English: AIIT.a.1683.9

MCLI 10: The History of Akbar= Akbārnāmah. Volume 3 / Abu’l-Fazl ; edited and translated by Wheeler M. Thackston (2017). Persian (Naskh script) and English: AIIT.a.1683.10

MCLI 11: The killing of Shishupala / Magha ; edited and translated by Paul Dundas (2017). Sanskrit and English: AIIT.a.1683.11

MCLI 12: In praise of Annada. Volume 1 / Bharatchandra Ray ; translated by France Bhattacharya (2018). Bengali (Bangla script) and English: AIIT.a.1683.12

MCLI 13: The life of Harishchandra= Hariścandrakāvya / Raghavanka ; translated by Vanamala Viswanatha (2017). Kannada and English: AIIT.a.1683.13

MCLI holdings at AIIT LibraryMCLI 14: The history of Akbar= Akbārnāmah. Volume 4 / Abu’l-Fazl ; edited and translated by Wheeler M. Thackston (2018). Persian and English: AIIT.a.1683.14

MCLI 15: The epic of Ram. Volume 3 / Tulsidas ; translated by Philip Lutgendorf (2018). Awadhi and English: AIIT.a.1683.15

MCLI 16: The epic of Ram. Volume 4 / Tulsidas ; translated by Philip Lutgendorf (2018). Awadhi and English: AIIT.a.1683.16

MCLI 17: The life of Padma= Paèumacariu / Svayambhudeva ; edited and translated by Eva De Clercq (2018). Hindi (Devanagari alphabet) and English: AIIT.a.1683.17

MCLI 18: Risalo / Shah Abdul Latif ; edited and translated by Christopher Shackle (2018). Sindhi and English: AIIT.a.1683.18

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