About the Book :
John Garrett's A Classical Dictionary of India and its supplement is a comprehensive reference work on the Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina works of Ancient India. All persons and topics found in there works are described in this book. This work is a dictionary in the sense that the entries are arranged in alphabetical order; actually this is more of an encyclopaedia than a dictionary. Here the topics are dealt with in the manner of an encyclopaedia with the sole aim of giving the user a full picture of the subject; for this reason no restriction has been placed on the description. Quotations from other writers are included where they are necessary for better elucidation. Though diacritical signs are not used for the main entry, they have been used profusely within the definition, thereby helping the reader to pronounce proper nouns correctly without trouble.