The projected list of Clay Sanskrit Library volumes will include all books of the two Indian epics: the Ramáyana and the Maha·bhárata, as well as a rich selection of classical Indian literature (Kāvya). Each volume provides a fresh translation with facing-page edition of the original.

Ramáyana (Rāmāyaṇa) by Vālmīki

VI: War (two volumes) (Yuddhakāṇḍa) by Vālmīki
Robert P. Goldman & Sally J. Sutherland Goldman

VII: The Final Chapter (Uttarakāṇḍa) by Vālmīki
Sally J. Sutherland Goldman

Maha·bhárata (Mahābhārata)

To be published in its entirety, the Maha·bhárata will fill thirty-two CSL volumes. Books in preparation include:

I: The Beginning (volume one of three) (Ādiparvan)
Adam Bowles

I: The Beginning (volume two of three) (Ādiparvan)
Paul Wilmot

I: The Beginning (volume three of three) (Ādiparvan)
Simon Brodbeck

III: The Forest (volume one of four) (Vanaparvan)
William J. Johnson

III: The Forest (volume two of four) (Vanaparvan)
Justin Meiland

III: The Forest (volume three of four) Cantos 3.273-3.315 (Vanaparvan)

VII: Drona (volumes three to four of four). (Droṇaparvan)
Vaughan Pilikian

XII Peace (volumes one & two of five) (Śāntiparvan)
Kate Crosby

XII: Peace: “The Book of Liberation” (volumes four to five of five). (Śāntiparvan, Mokṣadharma)
Alexander Wynne

XIII: Good Counsel (three volumes) (Anuśāsanaparvan)
Andrew Skilton

XIV: The Horse Sacrifice (Āśvamedhikaparvan)
Greg Bailey

XV-XVIII: Final Departures (Āśramavāsikaparvan, Mausalaparvan, Mahāprasthānikaparvan & Svargārohaṇaparvan)
Tamar Reich

Historical Literature (Kāvya) and Panegyrics

A varied range of classical Indian literature is being translated for an international readership. The selection focuses on drama, poetry and novels.

The Bawd’s Counsel (Kuṭṭanīmata) by Dāmodaragupta
Csaba Dezső & Dominic Goodall

“A Bawd’s Life” and “The Ornamental Onion” (Samayamātṛkā & Palāṇḍumaṇḍana) by Kṣemendra & Harijīvanamiśra
Isabelle Onians

The Deeds of King Harsha (Harṣacarita) by Bāṇa
Robert A. Hueckstedt

The Hunter and the Hero (Kirātārjunīya) by Bhāravi
Indira Peterson

In the Court of King Bhoja (Bhojaprabandha) by Ballāla
Gary Tubb

Lyrical Verse Explained
Somadeva Vasudeva

Málati and Mádhava (Mālatīmādhava) by Bhavabhūti
Michael Coulson

The Magical Vine of the Bodhi·sattva’s Many Lives (Bodhisattvāvadānakalpalatā) by Kṣemendra
Isabelle Onians

Moonlight of Glory (Kīrttikaumudī) by Someśvaradeva
Somadeva Vasudeva

Nava·sahasánka and the Serpent Princess (Navasāhasāṅkacarita) by Padmagupta
Somadeva Vasudeva

The Ocean of the Rivers of Story (volume three to seven of seven) (Kathāsaritsāgara) by Somadeva
Sir James Mallinson

The Parrot’s Seventy Tales (Śukasaptati) by Cintāmaṇi Bhaṭṭa
Csaba Dezső

Princess Kadámbari (volumes two and three of three) (Kādambarī) by Bāṇa
David Smith

Raghu’s Lineage (two volumes) (Raghuvaṃśa) by Kālidāsa
Dominic Goodall & Harunaga Isaacson

The Slaying of Shishu·pala (Śiśupālavadha) by Māgha
Paul Dundas

Triumph of Shiva (Haravijaya) by Ratnākara
David Smith

Twenty-four Chronicles (two volumes) (Caturviṃśatiprabandha) by Merutuṅga
Somadeva Vasudeva