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Hindu Scriptures

Introduction by R. C. Zaehner

April 28, 1992 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9780679410782
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Among the sacred books of India are the hymns of the Rig-Veda, the world's first recorded poems; the "magical texts" of the Athara-Veda; the stirring pantheistic speculations of the Upanishads; and the Bhagavad-Gita, a cosmic drama of divine self-revelation in human history on the field of human battle. Taken together they represent 3,500 years of a continuous religious tradition that is multifarious, inclusive, and, at the same time, wedded to a central spiritual vision.

This edition features the translations and annotations of R. C. Zaehner, a pioneering scholar whose selections in this volume, first published by Everyman's Library in 1966, have never been bettered as an introduction for the general reader to the Vedic tradition. Zaehner has chosen the most interesting and important verses, rendered in English that is accessible and vivid, and his introduction provides an excellent guide to the historical context, the philosophical significance, and the literary power of these beautiful and ancient texts.

Introduction by R.C. Zaehner

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About this Author

Robert Charles Zaehner (1913-1974) taught at Oxford University after serving as an intelligence officer in Iran. He specialized in Eastern religions, and many of his books focused on Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, and comparative religion. His translations have made him one of the most important exponents of Hindu theological and philosophical doctrines.

ISBN: 9780679410782
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Published: 1992-04-28

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