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This front matter section of the book Sarasvatī Riverine Goddess of Knowledge: From the Manuscript-carrying vῑṇā-player to the Weapon-wielding Defender of the Dharma contains the table of contents, the preface, list of abbreviations and list of illustrations. The name Sarasvatī evokes images of the beautiful vῑṇā-playing goddess of knowledge and recalls an ancient river that is now believed to flow underground, meeting the Gaṅgā and the Yamunā at the sacred confluence of Triveṇī at Prayāga/Allahabad.

Keywords: Sarasvatī; Triveṇī



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