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The Rg-Veda: Hymns of the Rg-Veda (In 6 Volumes)

H.H. Wilson (Translator)
Synopsis In 1805 H.T. Colebrooke, wrote an elaborate essay on the Vedas in the Asiatic Researches. This essay created a lot of interest in Europe to take up Vedic studies seriously. The efforts to study were directed towards three points: 1. Critical editions of the Vedic text. 2. Translations of those texts and. 3. Study of those texts in order to get acquainted with ancient Indian Culture and Philosophy. It was H.H. Wilson, who for the first time translated entirely the Rgveda into English. H.H. Wilson based his English translation on the commentary of Sayanacharya and has given his own interpretations in the notes wherever there are differences with the commentary. This is prose English translation of the Rgveda with exhaustive notes.
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About the author

H.H. Wilson

H.H. Wilson, the first Professor of Sanskrit at the Oxford University, was one of the earliest researchers and exponents of Indology. He is better known today as the first English translator of the entire Rgveda (1850). A number of research works of permanent value also add to his pioneer renderings of several Sanskrit texts into English.

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Title The Rg-Veda: Hymns of the Rg-Veda (In 6 Volumes)
Author H.H. Wilson
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8170307309
length li+348p., xxix+346p., xxiii+524p., vii+314p., vii+443p., vii+436p., Index; 23cm.