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Veda as Word

by: Shashi Prabha Kumar

The present volume is a collection of papers originally presented at the first National Seminar held at the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, New Delhi, in February, 2005 on Veda as Word. The book covers Vedic philosophy, phonetics, ritual, accentology, mantravij¤àna, exegesis, narratives, lexicography, etymology, grammar, ethics, epistemology and some vedic hymns which deal specifically with word or sound.

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ISBN: 9788124603765
Year Of Publication: 2007
Edition: 1st
Pages : xix, 289
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 550

Overview

The present volume is a collection of papers originally presented at the first National Seminar held at the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, New Delhi, during 11-13 February, 2005 on Veda as Word. The book covers in its gamut Vedic philosophy, phonetics, ritual, accentology, mantravijnana, exegesis, narratives, lexicography, etymology, grammar, ethics, epistemology and also some select hymns of the Veda which deal specifically with word or sound.

Contents

Prolegomena
— Karan Singh
Foreword
— Vachaspati Upadhyaya
Acknowledgement
Key to Transliteration
Introduction
— Shashiprabha Kumar
1. Veda as Word
— Kireet Joshi
2. Vedapaurusheyatva
— D. Prahladachar
3. Purvamimamsa Perspective on Veda as Word
— K.T. Pandurangi
4. Meaning of Veda and Veda-Pramanya — According to Purvamimamsa
— S.R. Bhatt
5. Vagambhrini
— S.P. Singh
6. Vag Vai Saraswati
— Usha Choudhuri
7. Vedic Mantra-Vijnana — In the Light of the Traditional Method of Vedic Recitation
— Dayanand Bhargava
8. Vedic Svara-Vijnana
— Braj Bihari Chaubey
9. From ‘Mortal’ to ‘Divine’ Through Vac
— Sindhu S. Dange
10. Vacam Artho ’nudhavati
— Ram Karan Sharma
11. Vedic Exegesis
— Kapil Kapoor
12. The Contribution of Kerala to Vedic Exegesis and Saman Chanting
— P.C. Muraleemadhavan
13. Nighantu-Nirukta mein Vad-Nam
— Abhay Dev Sharma
14. Ramblings on Nirukta
— Wagish Shukla
15. Pratishakhya Granthon mein Svarvarna
— Dipti Sharma Tripathi
16. Vikrittismarsha
— Ramesh Chandra Dash Sharma
17. Rigveda mein Vani ki Avadharana
— Satyadeva Chaudhary
18. Vedic Shabda — Shrota Yag ke Sandarbh mein
— Umesh Chandra Dash
19. Vidhivakyas — Their Significance in Human life
— P. Shashi Rekha
20. Vedic Akyano ke Vyavharika Sandarbh
— Rupa Kishore Shastri
21. Shankara on Shruti as Verbal Testimony
— Ram Nath Jha
The Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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1951
Shashiprabha Kumar is Professor and former Chairperson in the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is the author and editor of many books including Vaisheshika Darshana mein Padartha-Nirupana; Relevance of Indian Philosophy in Modern Context, Bharatiyam Darshanam; Facets of Indian Philosophical Thought; Self, Society and Value; Kala-Tattva-Cintana and Veda as Word.
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