Vedic Śākhās: Past, Present, Future

Oct 5, 2022 | All, Publication

Vedic Śākhās: Past, Present, Future

We are pleased to inform you that the book Vedic Śākhās: Past, Present, Future can again be ordered from Dev Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi :

Jan E. M. Houben, Julieta Rotaru & Michael Witzel (eds.), Vedic Śākhās: Past, Present, Future, New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors, 2023, 1059 p.

We reproduce below the summary of the volume :
The 41 papers in the present volume by Vedic scholars from Europe (Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, U.K.), from the U.S.A., from India and from Japan, contribute to “the study of a civilization based on its texts” – the brief definition of philology given in Michael Witzel’s Introduction to the Proceedings of the First International Vedic Workshop edited by Michael Witzel (1997). The papers, although many may cover more than one field or topic, are placed in three broad categories. The second category is further divided Veda-wise.
1) GENERAL STUDIES AND TOPICS ON ŚĀKHĀS: twelve papers in connectionwith the theme of the conference, Vedic Śākhās: past, present, future;
2) Twenty-three SPECIFIC STUDIES ON ŚĀKHĀS: five on Ṛg Veda, ten on Yajur Veda, three on Sāma Veda, five on Atharva Veda;
3) LINGUISTIC STUDIES: six studies on linguistic issues in connection with the Vedas and the Vedic Śākhās.

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