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Hindoo Tales or the Adventures of Ten Princes

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Daṇḍin


This book describes the adventures of ten Kumaras, i.e., young men, (all of whom are either princes or sons of royal ministers), as narrated…

01 - The Lion and the Crane

In Indian Fairy Tales

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Joseph Jacobs


This book is a fine collection of Indian fairy tales, some are folklore, some are from the Jataka tales, and some from panchatantra. (Summar…

James Watt

In Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous

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Sarah Knowles Bolton


These characters have been chosen from various countries and from varied professions, that the youth who read this book may see that poverty…

12 - THE RENUNCIATION

In The Hungry Stones And Other Stories

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Rabindranath Tagore


This is a collection of short stories written by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The stories contained in this volume were translate…

02 - Chapter 2

In The Double: A Petersburg Poem

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky


This is the story of a mild-mannered civil servant, Mr. Golyadkin, who begins to see his "doppelganger" appearing in his life (at …

00 - Translators' Preface.

In The World as Will and Idea Volume 1

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Arthur Schopenhauer


Schopenhauer used the word "will" as a human's most familiar designation for the concept that can also be signified by other words…

Introduction to Book 1

In The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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Patanjali


Yoga sutras by Patanjali is a seminal work in yoga, this book is more about control of mind and the true goal of yoga. The sutras are extre…