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ORIGINAL SANSKRIT TEXTS.

VOLUME SECOND.

ORIGINAL SANSKRIT TEXTS

ON THB

ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE OF INDIA,

THEIR RELIGION, AND INSTITUTIONS,

Φάναι, και αν μη γιγνώσκωμεν, βαρβαρικόν τούτ' ειναι. έτη μεν ουν ίσως άν τι τη αληθεία και τοιούτον αυτών, έιη δε καν υπό παλαιότητος τα πρώτα των ονόματων ανεύρετα ειναι διά γάρ το πανταχή στρέφεσθαι τα ονόματα ουδέν θαυμαστόν άν έιη ει η παλαιά φωνή προς την νυν βαρβαρικής μηδέν διαφέρου,

PLATO, Cratylus, i. 421.

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“We might say that the words which we did not understand were derived from the barbarians. Some of them might in reality be so; and it might also be the case that, owing to the lapse of time, the earliest forms were undiscoverable: for, as a result of the circulation of words in all parts of the world, it would not be at all strange if the ancient language, as compared with the modern, was in no respect different from the speech of the barbarians.”

ON THE

ORIGIN AND HISTORY

OF

THE PEOPLE OF INDIA,

THEIR RELIGION AND INSTITUTIONS

COLLECTED, TRANSLATED, AND ILLUSTRATED,

BY

J. MUIR, D.C.L., LL.D., PH.D.,

CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE ROYAL PRUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, AND OF THE AMERICAN
ORIENTAL SOCIETY, HONORARY MEMBER OF THE GERMAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY, AND

FOREIGN MEMBER OF THE LEYDEN LITERARY SOCIETY

VOLUME SECOND.

INQUIRY WHETHER THE HINDUS ARE OF TRANS-HIMALAYAN ORIGIN, AND

AKIN TO THE WESTERN BRANCHES OF THE INDO-EUROPEAN RACE.

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