ISBN 9788129111210,India: Vedic And Post-Vedic

India: Vedic And Post-Vedic


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ISBN 9788129111210

Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788129111210

ISBN-10 8129111217


Number of Pages 440 Pages
Language (English)


India vedic and Post-Vedic is a monumental work that examines the complete fabric of Hindu religion and culture during the Vedic and Brahmanic periods. It takes a retrospective view of the progress of religious thought in India from the Vedic to the Brahmanic times. Made up of selections from J. Talboys Wheeler's seminal work The History of India, this extraordinary book provides a magnificent explication of the symbolic meanings of Hindu deities and religious ideas, and a skilful exposition of how every legend and tradition was subsequently Brahmanised for the purpose of bringing the religious laws into conformity with Brahmanical ideas. With its refinement of style and lucid language, this work of painstaking scholarship retells legends from the Ramayana