[INDOLOGY] Vedas: Divisions, Dating and Language

Shyam Ranganathan shyamr at yorku.ca
Fri May 23 04:40:20 UTC 2014

Dear List Members

I am grateful for all the insightful comments that members generously 
shared in response to my query. Here are the references:

  * Mimamsa, 2.1 (adhikaranas 7-8 and 10-12) in S'abara and Kuma-rila

    James A. Santucci, "An Outline of Vedic Literature." (AAR) Minnesota: Scholar's Press.


    Frits Staal's *Discovering the Vedas* Penguin, 2008.

  * Witzel and by Witzel and Jamieson, at http://indology.info/papers/

    Michael Witzel, "Tracing the Vedic Dialects" in Colette Caillat (ed.), Dialectes dans les littératures indo-aryennes. Paris: Institut de Civilisation Indienne, 1989: 97-264

Many thanks!

On 12/05/2014 11:22 PM, Shyam Ranganathan wrote:
> Dear Indology List members,
> I appreciate that this may seem a basic question. It's so basic, I 
> don't have any fantastic references!
> I was hoping for references to authoritative accounts of the division 
> of the Vedas into versions (Rg, Yajur etc.,), parts (Mantra, Brahmana 
> etc.)  and dates in English.
> I was also interested in linguistic accounts of the Vedas that might 
> distinguish the earlier and later Vedas on linguistic lines.
> All help is most appreciated!
> Gratefully yours,
> Shyam

Shyam Ranganathan, MA, MA, PhD
Department of Philosophy
Department of Social Science, South Asian Studies
York University, Toronto

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