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Hindu Gods and Heroes

Understanding Hinduism


What is dharma and karma?

The many Gods is one God

Barnett, M.A., Lionel David LITT

  • Lionel David Barnett was an English orientalist. He was born in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom on October 21, 1871 and passed on January 28, 1960 at 88. He is the child of Baron Barnett, a Liverpool financier, and Adelaide Barnett. He married Blanche Esther Barnett and they had to 2 children, Helan Angela Barnett and Richard David Barnett. In 1932, at the age of 61, Barnett became blind in one eye and had only 
  • Lionel Barnett was educated at Liverpool High School, Liverpool Institute, University College, Liverpool and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he received a first class degree in classics and was a 3 time winner of a Browne medal, a medal presented to the best student in Latin and Greek poetry at Cambridge University.
  • In 1899, he joined the British Museum as Assistant Keeper in the Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts. In 1908 he became Keeper, a post he held until his retirement in 1936. He was Professor of Sanskrit at University College, London from 1906 to 1917, founding Lecturer in Sanskrit at the School of Oriental Studies from 1917 to 1948, Lecturer in Ancient Indian History and Epigraphy from 1922 to 1948, and Librarian of the School from 1940 to 1947. In 1948, at the age of 77, he rejoined the British Museum, which was perilously short of staff, as an Assistant Keeper, working there until his death. He was made a Companion of the Bath (CB), a British order of chivalry, in 1937.

Most widely held works by Lionel D Barnett

  • The path of light : Rendered from the Bodhi-charyāvatāra of Sānti-deva, a manual of Mahā-yāna Buddhism by Śāntideva
    31 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
  • Antiquities of India; an account on the history and culture of ancient Hindustan by Lionel D Barnett (Book)
    25 editions published between 1913 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
  • The heart of India : sketches in the history of Hindu religion and morals by Lionel D Barnett (Book)
    25 editions published between 1908 and 2011 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
    Indien / Religion
  • Hinduism by Lionel D Barnett (Book)
    27 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
  • The Greek drama by Lionel D Barnett (Book)
    30 editions published between 1900 and 1976 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
  • Brahma-knowledge; an outline of the philosophy of the Vedānta, as set forth by the Upanishads and by Sánkara by Lionel D Barnett (Book)
    32 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
  • Hindu gods and heroes; studies in the history of the religion of India by Lionel D Barnett (Book)
    22 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
  • Bhagavad-gītā, or, The Lord’s song (Book)
    21 editions published between 1905 and 1951 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
  • The path of light by Śāntideva (Book)
    15 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in English and German and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
    The Path of Light is Barnett’s 1909 translation of an important text to Mahayana Buddhism. It is the treatise of the Bodhicharyavatara of Santideva?part of the Wisdom of the East series. Barnett gives a detailed introduction to Mahayana Buddhism and its significance
  • Hitopadeśa, the book of wholesome counsel by Francis Johnson (Book)
    9 editions published in 1928 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
    Chronicles the life and adventures of Robin Hood who, with his band of followers, lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fight against tyranny
  • Some sayings from the Upanishads: done into English with notes by L.D. Barnett by UPANISHADS
    5 editions published in 1905 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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