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The Pāuranga-māhātmya of Śrīdhar

I. M. P. Raeside

Between 1690 and 1720 Śridhar narrated in simple Marathi verse nearly all the basic, perennial stories of the Indian tradition: the epics in Rāmavijaya and Pāava-pratāpa, the essential puranic tales in Harivijaya and Śivalīlāmta. As a consequence he is still read very widely by the devout