Ancient Texts and Authors

Books written by Kings

BookAuthorLanguage
RatnavaliHarshavardhanaSanskrit
PriyadarsikaHarshavardhanaSanskrit
NaganandaHarshavardhanaSanskrit
AmuktamalayadaSri Krishna Deva RayaTelugu
Tuzk-I-JahangirJahangirPersian
Babar Namah or Tuzk-e-BabariBabarChagatai

Biographies of Kings

BookAuthorLanguage
Harsha CharitaBana BhattSanskrit
Akbar-NamaAbul FazlPersian
Prithviraj RasoChand Bardai Brajbhasha
Humayun NamahGulbadan BegumPersian
Shah NamahFirdausiPersian

Other Books

BookAuthorLanguage
Buddha CharitamAshwaghoshaSanskrit
Geet GovindaJaya DevaSanskrit
Abhigyan ShakuntalamKalidasaSanskrit
Kumar SambhavaKalidasaSanskrit
MeghdootKalidasaSanskrit
MalavikagnimitraKalidasaSanskrit
RaghuvanshaKalidasaSanskrit
Mudra RakshasaVishakha DattaSanskrit
DevichandraguptamVishakha DattaSanskrit
PanchatantraVishnu SharmaSanskrit
RajtaranginiKalhanaSanskrit
ArthashastraKautilyaSanskrit
PadmavatMalik Mohd JayasiAwadhi
KamasutraVatsyayanaSanskrit
MrichchakatikamShudrakaSanskrit
KiratarjuniyaBharaviSanskrit
DashakumaracaritaDandinSanskrit
KavyadarsaDandinSanskrit
Ashtanga SangrahaVagbhataSanskrit
VasavadattaSubandhuSanskrit
AmarakoshaAmarasimhaSanskrit
Panch-SiddhantikaVarahamihiraSanskrit
Brihat-SamhitaVarahamihiraSanskrit
Brihat-JatakaVarahamihiraSanskrit
Kavirajamargam*SrivijayaKannada
VikramarjunavijayaPampaKannada
SantipuranaPonnaKannada
SilappadkaramIlango AdigalTamil
ManimekalaiSattanarTamil
Panduranga MahatyamTenali RamakrishnaTelugu
* Some sources attribute the authorship of Kavirajamargam to Amoghavarsha. See this clarification here


 

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Ancient Texts of India

TextOptionAuthor
1. Prithviraj Raso a. Vishaka Datta
2. Shah Namahb. Chand Bardai
3. Kumar Sambhavac. Firdausi
4. Buddha Charitamd. Kalidasa
5. Rajtaranginie. Ashwaghosha
6. Mudra Rakshasaf. Kalhana