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Essentials of Vedic Literature

K.B. Archak (Author)

Essentials of Vedic Literature is well-documented and vigorous work encompassing multi-furious gamut of various branches of literatures, which is a candid contributions of ancient Indian scholars of supra-natural wisdom.

At the outset, this work provides general features of the Vedas, the validity, the seers, devatas and chandas. Structuring the Vedic texts, this book reveals the nature of different schools of Vedic interpretation. So too, it deals in brief with some details regarding the commentators on the Rgveda. Further, describing the features of Rgveda gods, the present work brings out important historical and secular ideas contained in the Rgveda. Likewise, the values of other three Veda samhitas are highlighted. Moreover, an exposition of other branches of Vedic literature such as Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads are taken into account, along with the special features of six Vedangas. As the Dharmasastra literature is considered on par with Vedic text, some peculiarities of different Dharmasutra texts and of Smrti texts are brought to light here.

Vedic students will find this work a valuable source of authentic information regarding various facets of Vedic literature.

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About the author

K.B. Archak

Dr. K.B. Archak, Reader in Sanskrit, Karnataka University, Dharwad is a devoted scholar in the field of Vedanta and classical literature. He has necessary background of traditional studies. He is recipient of the Karnataka State Award, The Chancellor Jayachamaraja Wodeyar Award for having secured I class I rank at M.A. examination during 1977 at state level. He completed Ph.D. degree in 1984. Besides, he possesses the degrees-M.A. (Hindi), Vedanta-Dharmashastra-Acharya, Alankara-Vidwan. He has more than twenty years experience in teaching and research. He is associated with several academic bodies of national and international repute. He has participated in various conferences/seminars/workshops, and delivered special lectures in different Universities. He wields his pen in English, Sanskrit, Hindi and Kannada with equal felicity. He has to his credit several research papers published in various leading journals of India. He has already published eleven works on Vedanta, Dharmashastra and literature. Other Works of the Author:- 1. Sankara and Madhva on the Isavasya Upanisad; 2. Upanisad-Khandarthas of Raghavendrayati-A critical exposition; 3. A Primer of the Advaita Vedanta; 4. Vedantasara and Its teachings; 5. Tattvamasi in Brahmasutra-sankarabhasya; 6. Manusmriti and Stri (Kannada); 7. Satyadharmayati's Gangalahari-A literary study; 8. Manusmriti and woman (English); 9. In praise of Manu; 10. Varatrayam (A Sanskrit play); 11. Upanisat-katha-kaumudi (Kannada).

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Title Essentials of Vedic Literature
Author K.B. Archak
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.09.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 9788174791351
length 427p., Bibliography; Index; 22cm.