Hindu Scriptures With New Translations

ISBN-10: 0520207785
ISBN-13: 9780520207783
Edition: N/A
Authors: Dominic Goodall
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Description: The scriptures revered by Hindus are enormously varied, and R. C. Zaehner's anthology has long been considered invaluable for its breadth and diversity. Now Dominic Goodall expands Zaehner's work with three fresh translations, including one work  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/26/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

The scriptures revered by Hindus are enormously varied, and R. C. Zaehner's anthology has long been considered invaluable for its breadth and diversity. Now Dominic Goodall expands Zaehner's work with three fresh translations, including one work that appears for the first time in English. Spanning more than two thousand years, the range of selections in this book include arcane hymns of the ancient Aryans, prescriptions governing every aspect of the daily life of the orthodox, and sensual poetry.

Note on the Editor
Introduction
Note on the Texts and Translations Guide to Pronunciation
From the RG-Veda III
The 'Gayatri' I
To Varuna and Others I
To Visnu II
To Agni II
To Indra II
To Rudra IX
Soma Pressed in the Bowls X
To Visvakarman X
To Visvakarman X
The Sacrifice of Primal Man X
Prajapati (the 'Golden Embryo') X
'In the Beginning . . .'
From the Atharva-Veda X
Primal Man X
Skambha (the Support) X
Skambha again XI
To the Breath of Life
From the Upanishads
Brhadaranyaka Upanishad
Chandogya Upanishad
Isa Upanishad
Katha Upanishad
Mandukya Upanishad
Svetasvatara Upanishad
The Bhagavad-Gita
From the Yajnavalkya-Smrti
The Law Book of Yajnavalkya, Chapter 1 (Conduct)
The Law Bok of Yajnavalkya, Chapter 3 (Reparations)
From the Kirana-Tantra Chapters 1-7
From the Bhagavata-Purana Book X, Chapters 29-33
Glossary Suggestions for Further Reading Acknowledgments
Note: Macrons, underdots, tildes, and other diacritical marks have been omitted in this web rendition of the table of contents
The book itself does include all necessary diacritical marks

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