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  1. The Rig Veda: An Anthology of One Hundred Eight Hymns (Penguin Classics)
    The Rig Veda: An Anthology of One Hundred Eight Hymns (Penguin Classics)
    The Rig Veda: An Anthology of One Hundred Eight Hymns (Penguin Classics)
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  2. The Rig Veda: An Anthology of One Hundred Eight Hymns (Penguin Classics)

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The earliest of the four Hindu religious scriptures known as the Vedas, and the first extensive composition to survive in any Indo-European language, "The Rig Veda" (c. 1200-900 bc) is a collection of more than 1,000 individual Sanskrit hymns. A work of intricate beauty, it provides unique insight into early Indian mythology and culture.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This text is:
(1) An accurate translation of the Vedas as far as we know.
(2) A product of Orientalism.
(3) Relatively unpolluted by ideology (as far as the translation itself goes).

This text is not:
(1) A guide to how the Vedas were used in classical India.
(2) An accurate commentary on how Hindus view the Vedas.
(3) Complete.
(4) A representative summary of the Vedas, although it does have the few very famous Vedas which Hindus would memorize even today.

It's not a bad edition and I award it 5 stars. Ignore the commentary.
Doniger does as very accessible translation. Her translation choices preserve the meaning while allowing a flow to the language. I have a number of copies of the Rig Veda. I like Doniger's hymn selection in this version. The Rig Veda gives a unique insight into an ancient civilization and its practices.
Excellent book and excellent seller
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