Excerpt from Journal of the Pali d104 Society, 1884

Very similar in character to the Anuruddha Sataka is the next work of this year, the Tela-kataha-gatha, edited by Mr. Goonaratne, the Atapattu Mudaliar of Galle, to whom the Society owes so much in many other ways. As he states in his preface, the date of the author is unknown; but the style of the poem clearly shows it to belong to the same period in the history of Ceylon literature to which Anuruddha belonged. It is evidently written by a Pali scholar, who also knew Sanskrit. Only such a man could have constructed in the elaborate and beautiful metre of the poem so delicate a specimen of mosaic-work in Sanskritised Pali. The thoughts expressed are not no worthy of their exquisite setting, and we ought to be very grateful to the editor for having given no so striking a sample of the literary work which the scholars of what I may call the Renaissance period in Ceylon were able to accomplish. Professor Pischel of Kiel was good enough to correct the first, and I have myself corrected the remaining proofs of this work; and the text, in spite of its difficulty, will I trust be found correct.

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Title:Journal of the Pali Text Society, 1884 (Classic Reprint)Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:190 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:190 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.5 inPublished:January 14, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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