On Translation: Maya, Deva, Tapas

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

In this little known article, Coomaraswamy offers suggestions raisonnees as to the rendering of three well known Sanskrit words, viz. Maya, Deva, and Tapas, proposing that they should be rendered consistently by “Magic,” “Angel,” and “Intension,” or retained in their original forms untranslated.

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