• Review of The Rigveda (3 Volumes) by Stephanie W Jamison and Joel P Brereton Reading Religion May 2018

    Author(s):
    Narasimhananda Swami (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Hinduisms, Indology, Philosophy of Religion, Theology
    Subject(s):
    India, Indian religions, Sanskrit
    Item Type:
    Book review
    Tag(s):
    Vedanta, Advaita Vedanta, veda, Indian Studies, vedic
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/e5zb-m974
    Abstract:
    Translating a Sanskrit text is a highly challenging task. The difficulty only gets compounded if it is a Vedic text, because the Vedas use a Sanskrit that is quite different from the Sanskrit used in other literature. To translate the Rig Veda into English requires great patience and great scholarship. Stephanie W. Jamison and Joel P. Brereton have successfully achieved this mammoth task. The earlier English translation of Rig Veda by Ralph T. H. Griffith was done without taking into account the innumerable nuances of the tradition within which the Vedas originated. Jamison and Brereton make it clear that Griffith’s translation “conceals rather than reveals the wonders” of the Rig Veda (1.3).
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    5 months ago
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