"A wider range than usual of Sanskrit texts: not only interesting Vedic, epic, and mythological texts but also a good sampling of ritual and ethical texts. . . . There are also extracts from texts usually neglected, such as medical treatises, works on practical politics, and guides to love and marriage. . . . Readings from the vernacular Hindi, Bengali, and Tamil traditions [serve to] enrich the collection and demonstrate how Hinduism flourished not just in Sanskrit but also in its many mother tongues."--Francis X. Clooney, Journal of Asian StudiesO'Flaherty, Wendy D. is the author of 'Textual Sources for the Study of Hinduism', published 1990 under ISBN 9780226618470 and ISBN 0226618471.