The Rig Veda

Paperback | September 27, 2005

byWendy AnonymousTranslated byWendy DonigerEditorWendy 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 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, focuses on the enduring themes of creation, sacrifice, death, women, the sacred plant soma and the gods. Inspirational and profound, it provides a fascinating introduction to one of the founding texts of Hindu scripture - an awesome and venerable ancient work of Vedic ritual, prayer, philosophy, legend and faith. 

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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 c...

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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 more than 1,000 individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate beauty, it provides unique insight into early Indian mythology and culture....

Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago, and the translator of numerous Sanskrit texts including the Laws of Manu, and Kamasutra.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.8 inPublished:September 27, 2005Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140449892

ISBN - 13:9780140449891

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor commentary by Wendy Doniger. While the translation of this work is ok, the book would have been better if it was not annotated by the controversial Wendy Doniger whose understanding of Hinduism is elementary, at best. After reading it, I am not surprised that Hindu's throughout the world have found her opinions insulting.
Date published: 2015-11-19