About the Book:
The Rgveda, the oldest literary record of the Aryan race
and the sacred book of the Hindus, has very few authentic translations in
English. Most of the translations are only the imitations of interpretations
which the mediaeval Hindus, as represented by Sayana, have offered. Griffith's
is the only translation which, though guided by Sayana, ventures to deviate from
him widely and frequently. It may be ranked as an independent translation
hitherto made in English.
But this century old translation needed re-editing,
necessitating a new edition incorporating improvements without disturbing the
original. In this edition the Greek letters have been romanized wherever there
are references in the footnotes from the Greek language. The system of
transcription has been modernized even in regard to Avestan words in the
footnotes, following the system of Bartholomae. The complete translation has
been published in a single volume for the convenience of the reader. Each and
every figure in the index has been duly checked and revised.
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
PUBLISHER'S NOTE TO THE PRESENT EDITION
HYMNS, TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY
HYMN I., CXXVI.6, 7; CLXXIX; 2-6; LXI. 5-9;
CVI. 5-8; CLXII. 1-6; CLXIII. 1-6; CLXXXIV. 1-3
GENERAL INDEX OF HYMNS
ACCORDING TO DEITIES AND SUBJECTS
INDEX OF NAMES, ETC.
Item Code: NAB344
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 10.0 inch X 7.5 inch
Other Details: Weight of the Book: 1.4 kg