ISBN-10:
0520207785
ISBN-13:
9780520207783
Pub. Date:
08/26/1996
Publisher:
University of California Press
Hindu Scriptures

Hindu Scriptures

by Dominic Goodall
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Overview

With the addition of three fresh translations, including one work which appears for the first time in English, this new and expanded edition of Zaehner's invaluable anthology now spans more than twenty centuries and ranges from arcane hymns of the ancient Aryans and prescriptions that govern every aspect of the daily life of the orthodox, to rich poetry that describes with heady sensuality the dalliance of Krsna and the cowherd women of Vraja on the nights of the autumn moon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520207783
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/26/1996
Edition description: First Edition, Edited with new translations by the author
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 6.25(d)

About the Author

Dominic Goodall was educated at Ampleforth College and at Pembroke College, Oxford. He is now attached to the Institute Français de Pondichèry in South
India and is working on the manuscript collection there.

Table of Contents

Note on the Editor

Introduction
Note on the Texts and Translations
Guide to Pronunciation

FROM THE RG-VEDA
III, lxii, The 'Gayatri'
I, xxiv To Varuna and Others
I, cliv To Visnu
II, i To Agni
II, xii To
Indra
II, xxxii To Rudra
IX, lxxiv Soma Pressed in the Bowls
X, lxxxi To Visvakarman
X, lxxxii To Visvakarman
X, xc The Sacrifice of Primal Man
X, cxxi Prajapati (the 'Golden Embryo')
X, cxxix '
In the Beginning . . .'

FROM THE ATHARVA-VEDA
X, ii Primal Man
X, vii Skambha (the Support)
X, viii Skambha again
XI, iv 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 Bok 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

Note: Macrons, underdots, tildes, and other diacritical marks have been omitted in this web rendition of the table of contents. The book itself does include all necessary diacritical marks.

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