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SIR EDWIN ARNOLD

                  
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life period : 1832 - 1904 | place of birth : Gravesend, Kent, UNITED KINGDOM

parents : Robert Coles Arnold, Sussex magistrate | children : Edwin Lester Arnold

nationality : English | occupation : Journalist.. Editor.. Poet

spouse : Tama Kurokawa

education : King's College, London, University College, Oxford 

With a bee in every bell, Almond bloom, we greet thee well.

 

  Pity makes the world soft to the weak, and noble for the strong. 

 

“ There is no caste in blood. ”

 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER      

" Indian poetry " ... " East and West " ... " The poets of Greece " ...

" The Light of the World: Or, The Great Consummation " ... " The Queen's Justice: A True Story of Indian Village Life " ...

" Three Translations of The Bhagavad Gita " ... " Potiphar's Wife, and Other Poems " ... " Pearls of Faith " ...

" Indian Poetry Containing Indian Song of Songs, from Sanskrit of Gîta Govinda of Jayadeva, 2 Books from Iliad of India " ...

" Lotus and Jewel: Containing In an Indian Temple, A Casket of Gems, A Queen's Revenge : with Other Poems " ...

" The Great Renunciation (Mahâbhinishkramana): Being Life & Teaching of Gautama, Prince of India & Founder-Buddhism "...

" India Revisited " ... " The Light of Asia: The Great Renunciation " ... " Griselda: A Tragedy: & Other Poems " ...

" The Bhagavad-Gita or Song Celestial " ... "  Adzuma; or, The Japanese wife; a play in four acts " ... " Gulliver of Mars " ...

" The Song of Krishna: The Illustrated Bhagavad Gita " ...  " Wandering Words " ... " Oriental Fairy Tales " ...

" A Simple Transliteral Grammar of the Turkish Language " ... " The Tenth Muse and Other Poems " ...

" Death - and Afterwards " ... " Indian Idylls: From The Sanscrit Of The Mahâbhârata " ...

" George Orwell: A Critical Study " ... " Seas and Lands " ...   " After Death in Arabia " ...

" Poems national and non-oriental, with some new pieces, selected from the works of Sir E. Arnold " ...

" Marquis of Dalhousie's Administration of British India " ...

 " The Book of Good Counsels; From the Sanskrit of the "Hitopadesa " ... " With Sa'di in the garden " ...

" The Feast Of Belshazzar " ...  " Jane Austen: A Critical Study " ...  " Joseph Conrad: A Critical Study " ...

" The Chaurapanchâsika. An Indian Love-Lament translated from the Sanskrit " .

Sir Edwin Arnold was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia. The literary task which Arnold set before him was the interpretation in English verse of the life and philosophy of the East. His chief work with this object is The Light of Asia which was translated into various languages such as Hindi (tr. by Acharya Ram Chandra Shukla). It appeared in 1879 and was an immediate success, going through numerous editions in England and America, though its permanent place in literature is quite uncertain. It is an Indian epic, dealing with the life and teaching of the Buddha. 

Arnold's other principal volumes of poetry were Indian Song of Songs (1875), Pearls of the Faith(1883), The Song Celestial (1885), With Sadi in the Garden (1888), Tiphar's Wife (1892) and Adzuma or, The Japanese Wife (1893).

Sir Edwin also translated the sacred Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita. He was appointed CSI on the occasion of the proclamation of Queen Victoria as Empress of India in 1877 and was knighted in 1888 (as KCIE). He was also honored with decorations by the rulers of Japan, Persia, Turkey and Siam. He was a founder member, together with Anagarika Dharmapala, of the Mahabodhi Society of India.

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