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Facets of Vedic Religion & Culture

Maitreyee Bora (Author)
Synopsis As indicated by its very name the book contains topics dealing with facets of the pre-historic civilization of Vedic India. In this book in eighteen articles attempts have been made to throw some light on various aspects of Vedic concept of god, the birth of mythology in the hymn poetry, characteristics of the Vedic language, the outlook of the Vedic seers on life and death, the social values of the Vedic Aryans, their ecological ideas etc.

Attempts have also been made to acquaint the reader with Vedic music and the mechanisms of saman-singing in the rituals.

Thus, the book cuts a broad swath of Vedic culture offering reader a precise and concise presentation of the multifaceted heritage of India.
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About the author

Maitreyee Bora

Ms. Maitreyee Bora is a senior Professor at the Department of Sanskrit and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Gauhati University. She graduated with honours in Sanskrit in 1967 from Gauhati University and obtained her Master's Degree in Sanskrit in 1970 from the same university. Thereafter, for eight years she devoted herself solely to her duties of a homemaker taking care of the family. In 1969 she joined the Department of Sanskrit, Gauhati University as a Lecturer. In 1983 she obtained her Ph.D. Degree for her thesis entitled Sayana's Samavedhasyopakramanika: A Critical Exposition. She has to her credit a good number of research papers on a wide range of topics from the Vedas and the ancillary texts, which have been published in research journals both in India and abroad.. Another book of hers is an Assamese translation of the three Atharvavedic Upanishads viz. Prasna, Mundaka and Mandukya. 

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Bibliographic information

Title Facets of Vedic Religion & Culture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.09.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pratibha Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8177022121, 9788177022124
length x+152p., 23cm.