Overview for Vedic Heritage
In this volume the author traces the development of Vedic literature from the Rgveda to the Vedangas, explains the inter-relationship of different Vedic works, and enlightens the reader on the excellence of Vedic poetry which is embellished by perfect metrical skill, polished language, elegant style, and metaphors. It has been amply demonstrated in this work with suitable illustrations that if the metaphorical meaning of Vedic expressions is overlooked, their literal translation results in sheer absurdity. The teachings of the Veda and the Upanisads have been lucidly presented in this volume. The author profusely quotes Vedic verses to explain that the Veda poetically glorifies the infinite under the significant appellation of Aditi meaning "unbounded in time, space, light, energy, wisdom, etc.", and describes Aditi as the mother, i.e., the fountain-head of all the divine powers designated as Indra, Agni, Visnu, Varuna, Savitr, Rudra, Maruts, etc., in accordance with their nature and functions.
Ram Gopal (Author)
Ram Gopal (born: 1931) got education in Delhi and Punjab. After graduation, in 1953, he joined serice in the Central Government and retired in 1990, as Under Secretary, Ministry of defence. He has been the honorary President of the Section Officers' Association of the Central Secretariat, New Delhi, for the last five years of service. After retirement, he took up an in-depth study of the various ailments affecting the Indian life and writing in various newspapers and periodicals as a free and independent citizen. So far, over a hundred articles, and write-ups have appeared in the Statesman, the Indian Express, the National Herald, the Hindustan Times, the Organizer (weekly), etc.