Adda Seminar – The Visnupurana: an ancient Indian history of everything and guide to life

Dates & times

Tue 27 March 2018, 12pm–1pm


Institutes Boardroom, 1.12 H C Coombs Extension, ANU

Image: visnu


Speaker – McComas Taylor, CHL, CAP

Abstract: The Visnupurana, a Sanskrit text of about 7000 verses, reached its final form in about the 5th century of the current era. It is one of the earliest attempts to create a history or the world, and is an important source of narratives about the deity Visnu and his avatars, especially Krishna. I have embarked on a five-year project to translate the new critical edition of the text into English.



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