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The Rig Veda

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The Rig Veda by Wendy Doniger
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"Soul healing and psyche soothing found within." Purchased on Mighty Ape

This version is lovingly woven into soul healing stories from the original texts rather than a literal translation.
Wendy Doniger has taken an overview and a heartfelt retelling in this version. Like an Anne Rice Vampyre rather than a Dracula.

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The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo-European language, the Rig Veda (c. 1200 900 BC) is a collection of over 1,000 individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate beauty, it provides a unique insight into early Indian mythology, religion and culture. This selection of 108 of the hymns, chosen for their eloquence and wisdom, focuses on the enduring themes of creation, sacrifice, death, women, the sacred plant soma and the gods. Inspirational and profound, it provides a fascinating introduction to one of the founding texts of Hindu scripture an awesome and venerable ancient work of Vedic ritual, prayer, philosophy, legend and faith.

Author Biography

Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago, and the translator of numerous Sanskrit texts including the Laws of Manu, and Kamasutra.
Release date NZ
March 31st, 2005
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
352
Dimensions
129x198x20
ISBN-13
9780140449891
Product ID
1674691

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