Pinnacles of India's Past

Selections from the Ṛgveda

Translated and annotated by
Walter H. Maurer | University of Hawaii at Manoa
ISBN 9789027233851 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9780915027620 (USA) | USD 188.00
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The Ṛgveda is the oldest of the books that comprise the scriptures of Hinduism. While its age cannot be accurately determined, it can be said with reasonable certainty that it must have existed in its present form at least as early as 1000 BC. It consists of 1,028 hymns, arranged, according to the form in which the Ṛgveda has been transmitted, in ten divisions, called maṇḍalas.

This volume consists of a selection of hymns, translated into English and annotated, as well as short introductions to the Ṛgveda as a whole and the different themes around which the selected hymns are grouped, a bibliography, and an index.

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