Overview for Rgveda Samhita (In 4 Volumes)
The present edition of Rgveda has become conspicous with the following features: The present edition contains original text of Rgveda in Devanagari Script alongwith English translation of Wilson which is based solely upon Sayana Bhasya. The old-English usage of Wilson's translation has been updated and revised. With the revised usage, translation may be easily understood even by a lay scholar. For instance, old English pronominal forms like thee, thou, thy, thine etc. have been substituted with the corresponding terms of modern English. The old English usage of verbal forms has also been supplanted with the corresponding usage of modern English. The English translation of Wilson doesn't provide the Sanskrit usage used in Romanised Style with appropriate Diacritical Marks. This creates lot of difficulty and confusion for readers of English to correctly understand and pronounce the Sanskrit words. Keeping in view the same problem, in the present edition the Sanskrit words have been written alongwith appropriate diacritical Marks. The editor has enhanced the value of present edition with his valuable remarks and notes given under footnotes regarding the translation and the other ancient works followed by Wilson without referring to the actual sources incourse of his translation. Last but not the least important features of this edition is that it contains volume-wise index of Rgvedic Mantras. With this edition in Hand, the readers and researchers will be able to refer to the original source in case of doubt or any critical or comparative study they would like to make. Thus all efforts have been made to make the present edition lucid, attractive and uptodate.
Ravi Prakash Arya (Editor)
Dr. Ravi Prakash Arya is World renowned Vedic Scholar, Philologist, and Historian. He is a prolific speaker and writer. He is widely travelled scholar who has delivered more than 150 popular and academic talks on various topics of Vedas, Indian History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Culture and Scientific Indian heritage in various countries of the world. He has delivered more than a dozen Radio and TV Talks in Bharata, Canada, USA, Trinidad, Surinam and British Guyana. He has participated in more than 50 National and International Conferences and Seminars in India and Abroad. He is doing a pioneering work for preserving and propagating the universal and scientific Vedic heritage of India under the auspices of Indian Foundation for Vedic science'. He has so far produced around 60 research papers and 27 books running into 36 volumes on the various aspects of Vedas, Indian History and Culture. He is also editing for the last seven years a quarterly Research Journal 'Vedic Science' dealing with the scientific interpretation of Vedas and Allied literature and ancient Indian traditions. This Journal is circulated around 30 countries of the world. He is also the editor of annual 'World Vedic Calendar' circulated around 10 countries of the world.