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Rig Veda

An Anthology of One Hundred and Eight Hymns

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The Rig Veda: An Anthology of One Hundred and Eight Hymns: Anthology by Wendy Doniger
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The oldest Indian text (c 1500-1000 BCE) and the first extensive composition in any Indo-European tongue (an archaic form of Sanskrit) a collection of 1,028 hymns celebrating various natural and ethical deities. It is the chief and most sacred authority of orthodox Hinduism. This volume contains approximately 100 hymns (each about 4 pages long) grouped by subject (and listed by books in the index). Each is cited by its deity, by the phrase usually employed to describe it or the first few words of the English translation, and by its number.
Release date NZ
September 17th, 1981
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
bibliography, index
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
352
Series
Dimensions
137x199x17
ISBN-13
9780140444025
Product ID
1683935

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