The Rig Veda

The Rig Veda

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Author: Wendy Deviger
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 344
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140444025

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The Rig Veda is a collection of more than 1000 hymns, which represents the first extensive composition in any Indo-European language. Fraught with paradox, the hymnsare meant to puzzle, to surprise, to trouble the mind... Details of daily life, the rich symbolism and mechanism of Vedic ritual, the pure poetry of the hymns-these elements combine to form a unique insight into early Indian mythology, philosophy and religion.

For the general reader, as well as the scholar, The Rig Veda will be a source of constant interest and pleasure. Professor Wendy's translation is sound and eminently readable, allowing the hymns to yeild up their beauty and their wisdom.