The Rig Veda Paperback

First Mandala

by David R Slavitt;


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The Rig Veda

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The Vedas are ancient books of hymns. There are four-the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda-and they are the primary texts of Hinduism. They had an enormous influence also on Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. According to Hindus, the text of the Vedas is as old as the universe itself. Scholars have determined that the Rig Veda, the oldest of the four, was composed sometime between 1700 and 1100 B.C.E., codified about 600 B.C.E., and was finally committed to writing around 300 B.C.E. The Rig Veda, composed of ten books, or Mandalas, each of which is a collection of hymns (suktas), is one of these "great books," but most people-even the well-educated-have never read it. It is very long and the previous translations are unsatisfactory. This book is an attempt to offer a succinct, accurate and readable translation. n

The Rig Veda by David R Slavitt was published by Anaphora Literary Press in October 2015. The ISBN for The Rig Veda is 9781681142159.

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Page last updated 7th July 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherAnaphora Literary Press (October 2015)
Weight454g
Number of Pages258
Thickness14 mm
Height254 mm
Width178 mm
ISBN9781681142159
ISBN-101681142155
Product Code4377541
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