Overview for Vedic Mythology (In 2 Volumes)
This is a translation of Vedische Mythology by A. Hillebrandt, thoroughly revised and rearranged in the second edition. The author discusses the deities in two volumes, elaborately treating Soma and Indra. He also lays down the methodology he adopted for interpreting Vedic Mythology. This is a highly resourceful work on the subject.
Alfred Hillebrandt (Author)
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Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma (Author)
Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma, formerly Professor of Sanskrit at Aligarh Muslim University, wrote extensively on history of science in India. Born in Andhra Pradesh in 1937, he studied Sanskrit at Santiniketan and Indology in Germany, where he earned his Ph.D. from Philipps Universitat, Marburg, for his thesis on a tenth century Sanskrit astronomical text. He has been a fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service at the universities of Marburg and Frankfurt; visiting associate professor at Brown University, Providence; visiting professor at the Universite de Paris III and at Kyoto University. For over a decade he has been surveying Indian astronomical and time-measuring instruments presented in India and abroad. He visited more than seventy-five museums and private collections in India, Belgium Germany. France, the Netherlands, UK and USA and identified some 400 Indian instruments. A descriptive catalogue of these instruments is in preparation.