Discovering the Vedas: Origins, Mantras, Rituals, Insight

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The author puts Vedic civilization in a global perspective through a wide ranging comparaison with other Indic philosophies and religions, primarly Buddhism.

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Book Description Penguin, New Delhi, India, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Indian Edition. "This is a remarkable book. It untangles the many complexities of the Vedas and combines Staalís scholarly respect for the texts, with explanations that are lucid and occasionally witty. His insights are thoughtful and perceptive. óRomila Thapar In this unprecedented guide to the Vedas, Frits Staal, the celebrated author of Agni: The Vedic Ritual of the Fire Altar and Universals: Studies in Indian Logic and Linguistics examines almost every aspect of these ancient sources of Indic civilisation. Staal extracts concrete information from the Oral Tradition and Archaeology about Vedic people and their language, what they thought and did, and where they went and when. He provides essential information about the Vedas and includes selections and translations. Staal sheds light on mantras and rituals, that contributed to what came to be known as Hinduism. Significant is a modern analysis of what we can learn from the Vedas today: the original forms of the Vedic sciences, as well as the perceptive wisdom of the composers of the Vedas. The author puts Vedic civilisation in a global perspective through a wide-ranging comparison with other Indic philosophies and religions, primarily Buddhism For Staal, originally a logician, the voyage of discovering the Vedas is like unpeeling an onion but without the certainty of reaching an end. Even so, his book shows that the Vedas have a logic all their own. Accessible, finely-argued, and with a wealth of information and insight, Discovering the Vedas is for both the scholar and the interested lay reader. Printed Pages: 456 with 16 b/w photos. Size: 13 Cms x 19 Cms. Bookseller Inventory # 033832

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