A Collection of mostly Classical Books dealing with subject of the Himalayas and the Regions therein. In PDF downloadable formats.

KASHMIR

The Rajatarangani

  Rajatarangini,  a page from the proof of the Sanskrit text. Cat. Stein LHAS 19 : Stein’s first important publication was an annotated edition of the 12th-century  Rajatarangini,  a chronicle by the Kashmiri poet Kalhana published in 1892. It was followed by an English translation  (Chronicle of the Kings of Kashmir)  in 1900. This page is from the annotated edition, a printed text with Stein’s handwritten notes and corrections.

Rajatarangini, a page from the proof of the Sanskrit text. Cat. Stein LHAS 19 : Stein’s first important publication was an annotated edition of the 12th-century Rajatarangini, a chronicle by the Kashmiri poet Kalhana published in 1892. It was followed by an English translation (Chronicle of the Kings of Kashmir) in 1900. This page is from the annotated edition, a printed text with Stein’s handwritten notes and corrections.

Rajatarangini (Rājataraṃgiṇī, "The River of Kings") is a metrical legendary and historical chronicle of the north-western Indian subcontinent, particularly the kings of Kashmir. It was written in Sanskrit by Kashmiri historian Kalhana in the 12th century CE. The work consists of 7826 verses, which are divided into eight books called Tarangas ("waves").

The Rajataringini provides the earliest source on Kashmir that can be labeled as a "historical" text on this region. Although inaccurate in its chronology, the book still provides an invaluable source of information about early Kashmir and its neighbors in the north western parts of the Indian subcontinent, and has been widely referenced by later historians and ethnographers.

1. The Rajatarangani - Kalahan - English translation by M A Stein:  Part 1

2. The Rajatarangani - Kalahan - English translation by M A Stein:  Part 2