Rigveda Brahmanas (THE AITAREYA AND KAUSITAKI BRAHMANAS OF THE RIGVEDA)

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The present volume (No.25 of the Harvard Oriental Series), contains Dr. A.B. Keith's English translation of the Aitareya and Kausitaki Brahmanas of the Rgveda.

The translation of the Aitareya Brahmana is based on the accurate original text edited by Haug, Aufrecht and the one used by Sayana in his commentary while that of the Kausitaki Brahmana is based on the text edited by Lindner. Both the Brahmanas are important, for they have preserved for us the ancient traditions of their schools, not available from any older source.

Dr. Keith has added a long introduction to this volume. Extending over 103 pages it covers the Comparison of Contents of the two Brahmanas, their Relation, Composition, Dates, Ritual, Language, Style, Metre, Commentaries and Editions. In the treatment of this vast subject matter the reader will find abundant material to ensure the correctness of textual interpretation in the translation of the text.

This monumental work is an excellent contribution to the Knowledge of sacrificial cult that characterized Indian life in the Vedic age.

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
  1. Comparison of Contents of the two Brahmanas
  2. The Relations of the two Brahmanas
  3. The Composition of the Aitareya Brahmana
  4. The Composition of the Kausitaki Brahmana
  5. The Dates of the two Brahmanas
      Relation to Panini
      Relation to Yaska
      Relation to Cakalya
      Relation to Acvalayana and Cankhayana
      Absence of reference to Metempsychosis
      Political references
      Relation to other Brahmana texts
      Relation to Apastamba
      Astronomical data
      Date of later part of the Aitareya
      Date of Metrical Portions of the Aitareya
  6. The Ritual
      The Cankhayana Crauta Sutra
      The Acvalayana Crauta Sutra
      The Soma Sacrifice
      The Rajasuya and the Story of Cunahcepa
  7. Language, Style, and Metre
      Language of the Mantras
      Language of the Prose
      Style
      Metre
  8. Commentaries and Editions
TRANSLATION OF THE AITAREYA BRAHMANA
TRANSLATION OF THE KAUSITAKI BRAHMANA
GENERAL INDEX
SANSKRIT INDEX

Item Code: NAB409
Cover: Hardcover
Edition: 1998
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120813596
Size: 9.8" X 6.5"
Pages: 567
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