Intro to Veda: texts, myth, ritual, religion (on web)

Michael Witzel witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Feb 4 22:32:40 EST 2003


As there is so much misinformation out on the web
about earliest / Vedic India
(do a Google search!),
I have now decided to put out a 100 pp. long paper
with BASIC introductory information
on Vedic texts, religion, mythology and ritual.

http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~witzel/VedicHinduism.htm

as pdf:   http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~witzel/vedica.pdf


This  was composed jointly by S. Jamison and me, way back in 1992, and
--awaiting  promised publication for many years-- has been circulated only
privately  among students and colleagues.  It will be updated, eventually,
to cover the past 10 years or so of scholarship.

A much shorter (almost equally dated) version will finally come out in a
vol. ed. by
A. Sharma: The Study of Hinduism.  U. of SC Press 2003 (?)


Enjoy, MW
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Michael Witzel
Department of Sanskrit & Indian Studies, Harvard University
2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138, USA

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home page:  http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~witzel/mwpage.htm



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