Right. Haberman and Bryant are friends of mine. I can recommend their works without hesitation. Both are bhaktas, I believe. I know Bryant is and have heard that Haberman is connected with the Vallabha tradition (though I don't know for sure)
I don't know Schweig's work. I suspect it has too much of an ISKCON slant for my tastes, but it may be valuable.
Of course, Miller has passed away. She was a practitioner of yoga and also did a translation of the Yoga Sutras. I met her once at Columbia. She seemed quite impressive.
Van Buitenen died the year before I went to U of C as a student; so I never met him. I do like his translation of the MBh. In fact, I am rereading it to get some ideas for my own translation of the Bhagavata. I like some of his terminology. Too bad he did not complete the work. Haven't seen the newest volume of that series yet by his student James Fitzgerald. It has taken years for it to come out and it is still very expensive. Hopefully, it is up to the level of his teacher. The more I re-engage with the great epic, the more I think it should be on everyone's reading list. I don't think we can fully understand the Bhagavata without an intimate knowledge of the epic.
Volumes of translation of the MBH are also starting to come out from the Clay Sanskrit Series done by various scholars. The whole of Book Six, the Bhisma Parvan, is available, for instance. Other pieces of the epic are also available from the same series. The volumes are small and nicely done and the Sanskrit text occupies the left hand pages. That series is being published by NYU Press. The volumes I have bought so far have been impressive. One volume on Messenger Poems includes the Hamsa-duta of Sri Rupa Gosvamin. It is translated by someone named Sir James Mallinson, a knight of the realm apparently. Do you know anything about him, rahulhbji?
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I have heard of him before he's a sanskrit scholar from over here in England - yes he has been knighted. He has done some other translations , published by yogavidya.com - the Gheranda samhita and the Shiva samhita. Generally about the yoga systems.
The Clay sanskrit library has been on my wish list for some time , especially the Mahabharat series and Ramayan. Also Gita Govinda , and another title interested me - "Bouquet of Rasa” and “River of Rasa” by Bhânudatta.
Their website has a mini bio of James Mallinson - Sir James Mallinson translates and edits Sanskrit literature for the JJC Foundation, co-publishers of the Clay Sanskrit Library. BA (Oxon) in Sanskrit with Old Iranian 1991, MA (School of Oriental and African Studies) 1993, DPhil (Oxon) 2002.
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