This is the first edition of the Rig Veda Samhitā focusing on the wisdom on the Rig Veda with copious references to the text of the Rig Veda itself with several introductory essays.
This book contains the first 121 sūktās of the Rig Veda Samhitā. This is the first book in which the text of all the 1370 mantrās is given both in Devanāgari and Roman scripts. The original text is split into separate words using the traditional pada-patha with some modification. The English meaning of every Sanskrit word (in Roman script) is given below the Sanskrit word.
Table of Contents:
- PART I - Introduction to Rig Veda
- PART II - Light on the Gods in the 121 Suktas
- PART III - Semantics of Rig Veda
- PART IV - Text, Transliteration and Translation: Suktas (1-121)
- PART V - Appendices
About the Author:
Dr. R.L. Kashyap is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana in USA. He had his masters degree form Indian Institute of science, Bangalore and obtained Ph.D. form Harvard University. He is the recipient of many international awards. He has authored more than 350 research papers. He has guided more than 50 Ph.D. Scholars. He has written extensively on Veda. He has given the word-meaning of all the verses from the first 121 suktas of Rig Veda. He has to his credit six major books on the Veda. He is the Honorary Director of Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic culture, Bangalore.