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. 1200a900 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. Fraught with paradox, the hymns are meant ato puzzle, to surprise, to trouble the mind, a writes translator Wendy Doniger, who has selected 108 hymns for this volume. Chosen for their eloquence and wisdom, they focus on the enduring themes of creation, sacrifice, death, women, and the gods. Donigeras The Rig Veda provides a fascinating introduction to a timeless masterpiece of Hindu ritual and spirituality.
About The Author
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.
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 12th May 2005
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.26