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Hymns from the Rgveda : Samhita Text

Peter Peterson. Edited by R. Zimmermann, Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, 2004, Reprint, xi, 419 p, ISBN : 8180900614, $36.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Hymns from the Rgveda : Samhita Text/Peter Peterson

Contents: Preface. 1. Hymns from the Rgveda: Samhita text and translation. 2. Notes (with Pada text and Sayana's commentary). 3. Appendices: i. Main peculiarities of Vedic grammar. ii. The accent. iii. The metre. iv. Vedic mythology. v. The age of the Rgveda. Bibliography. Index.

"The book contains Samhita texts of Rgveda, the Padpatha, Sayana's commentary, English translation and notes. The notes after the Padapatha and Sayana's commentary on each mantra are of a lexicographical and exegetical nature. The lexicographical notes can substitute the complete Vedic dictionary. There are appendices on Grammar, Metre, Accent, Vedic mythology and also some remarks on the age of Rgveda. The quotations in Sayana's commentary have been traced, compared, and the figures given where it was possible and practical. The English translation is very much useful to understand the Samhita texts which are very carefully selected in the present section. The bibliography is a mine of important source books. The students of Vedic studies will be highly benefited by this well-prepared book by a scholar of outstanding merit." (jacket)

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