McComas Taylor, "The Viṣṇu Purāṇa: Ancient Annals of the God with Lotus Eyes" (Australian National UP, 2021)

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Listen in as we speak with McComas Taylor (Associate Professor and Reader in Sanskrit, The Australian National University) about his brand-new translation of the Viṣṇu Purāṇa. This is the second time the Viṣṇu Purāṇa has been translated into English, the last time being nearly two centuries ago. Attentive to out the aesthetics of out-loud utterance, this beautiful translation is in blank-verse, faithful to the original Sanskrit, and available Open Access. We also speak about the World Sanskrit Conference, an upcoming Sanskrit Narrative volume, and studying Sanskrit online with McComas Taylor.

Raj Balkaran is a scholar, educator, consultant, and life coach. For information see rajbalkaran.com.

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