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Author: Hans Henrich Hock
Jared S Klein/Several Contributors
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Hans Henrich Hock/Radhavallabh Tripathi
Publisher: D K Printworld
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788124607275
The Vedas hold a position of prominence, both as the oldest documents of Sanskrit and as the most venerable texts of Hinduism.This volume contains scholarly papers from the Veda Sessions of the 15th World Sanskrit Conference, touching a broad spectrum of the Vedic tradition and focusing on three major aspects of that tradition: language and linguistics; textual criticism and text edition; and culture, philosophy, mythology.Language and linguistics papers range from syntax and semantics (Hock, Küummel) to morphology (Tucker), onomastics (Pinault) and rhetorical structure (Klein). Remarkably, three of the articles in the second part deal with the tradition of Atharvaveda (Bahulkar, Kulkarni, and Rotaru and Sumant); the remaining two focus on Rigveda (Khare and Köhler). Two papers in the last part deal with matters of Vedic philosophy (Benedetti and Vedi), one is devoted to mythology and ritual (Gadgil), and one addresses ritual and material culture (Nishimura).About The Editor:The editor, Hans Henrich Hock, is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Sanskrit, University of Illinois. His major publications include the edited volume Studies in Sanskrit Syntax (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1991) and An Early Upanishadic Reader (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2007). He has published extensively on all aspects of Sanskrit language and linguistics, including “The Yajnavalkya Cycle in the Brihad-Aranyaka-Upanishad”, Festschrift for Stanley Insler, ed. S. Jamison and J. Brereton (special issue of Journal of the American Oriental Society, 122(2): 278-86, 2002).
ContentsForeword by Radhavallabh TripathiIntroduction by Hans Henrich HockPart I: Language and Linguistics1. Predicate Order in Vedic Prose by Hans Henrich Hock2. Interstanzaic Repetition in the Rigveda by Jared S. Klein3. Panini 5.3.5 and the Function of Sanskrit etád by Martin Joachim Kümmel4. About the Names of Some Vedic Poets by Georges-Jean Pinault5. Compounds of the type vajambhara- and brahmakara in the Rigveda and Atharvaveda by Elizabeth TuckerPart 2: Textual Criticism and Text Edition6. Medhajanana in the Atharvaveda Tradition by S.S. Bahulkar7. Aitareya Aranyaka and the Origin and Development of the Mahanamna Verses by Ambarish Khare8. Some Thoughts on padavi and padam véh by Frank Köhler9. Text-critical Study of the Pativedanani Section of the Kausika-Sutra by Nirmala R. Kulkarni10. A New Edition and an Annotated Translation of the Kausika-Sutra by Julieta Rotaru and Shilpa SumantPart 3: Culture, Philosophy, Mythology11. The Objects and Contexts of Vision of the Rishis in the Pancavimsa Brahmana by Giacomo Benedetti12. Feminine Aspect of the Sun: Vedic, Puranic, and Popular by Mugdha Gadgil13. Processing of Dairy Products in the Vedic Ritual, Compared with Pali by Naoko Nishimura14. Upanishatsu Vaishvanarasankalpana by Chetana Vibhuti VediContributors