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The Resource The Rig Veda : an anthology : one hundred and eight hymns, by selected, translated and annotated Wendy Doniger

The Rig Veda : an anthology : one hundred and eight hymns, by selected, translated and annotated Wendy Doniger

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The Rig Veda : an anthology : one hundred and eight hymns
Title
The Rig Veda
Title remainder
an anthology : one hundred and eight hymns
Statement of responsibility
by selected, translated and annotated Wendy Doniger
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Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • san
  • eng
Summary
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. -- Back cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Vedas
Dewey number
294.5/9212
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Sanskrit
LC call number
  • BL1112.54
  • PK3016.A2
LC item number
  • .E5 1981
  • E5x 1981
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Doniger, Wendy
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hinduism
  • Hindu hymns
  • Hindu philosophy
  • Hymns, Sanskrit
  • Hinduism
  • Hindu philosophy
  • Hindu hymns
  • Hymns, Sanskrit
Label
The Rig Veda : an anthology : one hundred and eight hymns, by selected, translated and annotated Wendy Doniger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Creation -- Death -- The elements of sacrifice -- The horse sacrifice -- Agni -- Soma -- Indra -- Gods of the storm -- Solar gods -- Sky and earth -- Varuṇa -- Rudra and Viṣṇu -- Realia -- Women -- Incantations and spells -- Appendices
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780140444025
Lccn
82198997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3313719
  • (OCoLC)10072448
  • (OCoLC)ocm10072448
  • 3225088
  • 3313719
Label
The Rig Veda : an anthology : one hundred and eight hymns, by selected, translated and annotated Wendy Doniger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Creation -- Death -- The elements of sacrifice -- The horse sacrifice -- Agni -- Soma -- Indra -- Gods of the storm -- Solar gods -- Sky and earth -- Varuṇa -- Rudra and Viṣṇu -- Realia -- Women -- Incantations and spells -- Appendices
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9780140444025
Lccn
82198997
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3313719
  • (OCoLC)10072448
  • (OCoLC)ocm10072448
  • 3225088
  • 3313719

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