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Hindu Scriptures

Hindu Scriptures
$32.50
Item Code: IDD477
Author: Dominic Goodall
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2001
ISBN: 8120817702
Pages: 461
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"

About the Book:

Hindu Scriptures is a unique collection of Hindu texts spanning more than twenty centuries. An enlarged edition of R.C. Zaehner's anthology, with the addition of three fresh translations (including one work which appears for the first time in English), its broad range includes arcane hymns of the ancient Aryans, a manual of prescriptions governing every aspect of the daily life of the orthodox, and rich poetry that describes with heady sensuality the dalliance of Krsna and the cowherd women of Vraja on the nights of the autumn moon

About the Author:

DOMINIC GOODALL was educated at Ampleforth College and at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he read Sanskrit. After two years at the University of Hamburg (as a Hanseatic scholar of the Stiftung Freiherr von Stein) and doctoral studies at Wolfson College, Oxford, he is now attached to the Institute Francais de Pondichery in South India and is working with the manuscript collection there.

 

CONTENTS

Note on the Editor
Introduction
Note on the Texts and Translations
Guide to Pronunciation

FROM THE RG-VEDA

The 'Gayatri'
To Varuna and Others
To Visnu
To Agni
To Indra
To Rudra
Soma Pressed in the Bowls
To Visvakarman
To Visvakarman
The Sacrifice of Primal Man
Prajapati (the 'Golden Embryo')
'In the Beginning...'

FROM THE ATHARVA-VEDA

Primal Man
Skambha (the Support)
Skambha again
To the Breath of Life

FROM THE UPANISHADS

Brhadaranyaka Upanishad
Chandogya Upanishad
Isa Upanishad
Katha Upanishad
Mandukya Upanishad
Svetasvatara Upanishad

THE BHAGAVAD-GITA

FROM THE YAJNAVALKYA-SMRTI

The Law Book of Yajnavalkya, Chapter 1 (Conduct)
The Law Book of Yajnavalkya, Chapter 3 (Reparations)

FROM THE KIRANA-TANTRA

Chapters 1-7

FROM THE BHAGAVATA-PURANA

Book X, Chapters 29-33

Glossary
Suggestions for Further Reading
Acknowledgments

 














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