Discover the Vedic tradition for yourself in this essential handbook on Vedic literature. Here's an excellent companion for any student interested in the Vedas.
Readings in Vedic Literature is often used as a college textbook because of its clarity and concise presentation of Indian philosophy.
It easily unravels the mystery of the broad base of Indian knowledge and philosophy.
You'll get the essential ideas of the Vedic tradition, as well as a sample of Vedic writings and a look at the first Indologists. This book is a must-have for anyone who wants to get a handle on the vast body of Vedic knowledge.
From the back cover:
"Readers, be of good cheer. To those of you who have surveyed in confusion the trackless path of Indian philosophy, this volume offers hope and respite. You are holding in your hands a reasonable and highly readable account of the particulars of Vedic thought.…Read and find enlightenment."
"I am impressed by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami's presentation. His initial chapter is one of the best statements available on the importance of the guru in transmitting spiritual knowledge.…" - Professor Jerry Clack, Department of Classics, Duquesne University
"Readings in Vedic Literature provides a firsthand experience of India's timeless wisdom. Along with concise introductory essays, the book includes the entire Bhagavad-gita and illuminating excerpts from the Puranas and Upanishads. In this way the reader can discover the tradition for himself." - Dr. Thomas J. Hopkins, Department of Religious Studies, Franklin and Marshall College