268 SHE INDIAN EMPIRE [CHAP.
vadha), ' Death of Rcvana,' or DaharnuAa-vaha (Skt. Dis'aa
mrukha-vadha), 'Death of the Ten-headed (Ravana),' which re-
lates the story of Rama from the point when the monkey army
set out for Lanka (p. 237) down to the slaughter of Ravana. The
poem is also known under the Sanskrit title of Setu-bandha,
'The Building of the Bridge.' The Pravarasena to whom it is
ascribed was probably a king of Kashmir of the sixth century,
the patron of the real author, who composed the poem to com-
memorate the construction of a bridge over the Vitastl (Jhe-
lum) by his royal master. The other Prakrit Kavya is the
Gauda-vaha, which was composed by Bappairao (Skt. Vakpati-
raja) about A.D. 750, to signalize the victory of his patron,
YaSovarman of Kanauj, over a Gauda king.
A. A. MACDONELL.
The chief works dealing with the subject of Sanskrit literature are:-
Albrecht Weber.-The Hlistory of Indian Literature. Engl. trans.,
2nd ed. (1882.)
F. Max Miiller.-A history of Ancient Sanskrit Literature (the Vedic
period only). 2nd ed. (I860.) Also: India, what can it Teach us? Ist ed.
L. von Schroeder.-Inzdiens Literaturund Cultur. (Leipzig, 1887.)
Sir M. Mlonier-"Williams.-Indian tf'isdomz. 4th ed. (0894.)
A. A. lMacdonell.-A History of .Sanskrit Literature, 19goo (full biblio-
graphy down to that year).
Since then have appeared the following works connected with the subject:-
R. Pischel and K. Geldner.-- Vedische Studien. Vol. iii. (Stuttgart, 901o.)
A. Hillebrandt.--Vedische MytIzologie. Vol. iii. (Breslau, 1902.)
E. Sieg.--Die Sagenstofe des Ri'veda und die indische Itihdsatradition.
Vol. i. (Stuttgart, 19o02.)
I-. Oldenberg.--Die Literatur des alien Indien. (Berlin, 19o3.) Also:
Kigvsedaforschiung. (Berlin, I90o.)
M. Wintemitz.-Gesch'ichte der indischen Litteratur. Pt. i (Vedic
Literature). (Leipzig, 1904.)
A. A. Macdonell.-The Grhad-devati (text and translation). 2 vols.
(Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A., I904.)
W. D. Whitney.-A-tharva-veda Sahrhitd (translated into English, with
commentary), ed. by C. R. Lanman. 2 vols. (Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.
E. V. Arnold.- Vedic Metre. (Cambridge, 1905.)
M. Bloomfield.-A Vedic Concordance. (Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.,
J. Scheftelowitz.--Die Apokryphen des Riz'veda (critical edition of the
Khilas, with introduction). (Breslau, 19o6.)