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The Rig Veda : an anthology : one hundred and eight hymns

Author: Wendy Doniger
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1981.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo-European language, the Rig Veda (c. 1200-900 BC) is a collection of over 1,000 individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate beauty, it provides a unique insight into early Indian mythology, religion and culture. This selection of 108 of the hymns, chosen for their eloquence and wisdom,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sacred books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Doniger
ISBN: 0140444025 9780140444025 0140449892 9780140449891
OCLC Number: 10072448
Language Note: Translated from the Sanskrit.
Description: 343 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Creation --
Death --
The elements of sacrifice --
The horse sacrifice --
Agni --
Soma --
Indra --
Gods of the storm --
Solar gods --
Sky and earth --
Varuṇa --
Rudra and Viṣṇu --
Realia --
Women --
Incantations and spells --
Appendices.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Vedas.
Responsibility: by selected, translated and annotated Wendy Doniger.

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The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo- European language, the Rig Veda (c. 1200 900 BC) is a collection of  Read more...

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