Living Traditions of Vedas

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About the Book

The book 'Living Traditions of Vedas' carries a few selected research articles of eminent scholars in the field of Vedic Indology. They are selected from the articles presented in the sixth International Vedic workshop organized at Kozhikode (Calicut) in the southern Indian state of Kerala, during 7-10, January 2014. The contributors to this volume include almost all the leading scholars in this field.

It carries not only articles on scholarly interpretations of the theoretical aspects of the Vedas but also those on rare chanting traditions of Vedas practiced, especially in Kerala, even now. Some articles go deep into the scholarly discussions on the linguistic aspects of the Vedic literature, while some others explore new areas of study on Vedic knowledge based on the surviving Vedic ritual practices. These articles together can give a broad and in-depth picture of the different aspects of the literary as well as the ritual traditions of Vedas surviving in the world. The content of the book is expected to give new dimensions to the studies and researches on Vedas and the related knowledge traditions.

About the Author

Dr. P. Vinod Bhattathiripad is the Chief Co-ordinator of the internationally acclaimed Indological website www.namboothiri.com. Also, he was the Chief Co-ordinator of the 6th International Vedic Workshop, Koz-hikode, India.

During his 32 long years in the field of Cyber Technology, Dr. Bhattathiripad has served in the various levels of software engineering and has also served as Technical Expert to the Indian Police, judiciary, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), and Special Intelligence and Investigation Bureau of Dept of Customs on several cases in which cyber evidence was involved.

Dr. Bhattathiripad has published several research papers internationally on forensics of software copyright infringement crimes. These journals include Journal of Digital Forensic Practice (USA), Journal of Digital Forensics, Security & Law (USA) and the Indian Police Journal.

Professor Dr. Shrikant S. Bahulkar has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Sanskrit for more than 30 years, during which time he has been engaged in a variety of research projects.

In recent years (2012-14), he worked with (the Late) Prof. Michael Hahn at the Philipps Universitat, Marburg on some Buddhist narrative and other texts. He has written and edited eleven books and monographs and has published fifty five articles.

Presently, he is the Honorary Secretary of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute and an Editor of the 'Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute'.

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