[INDOLOGY] Vedas: Divisions, Dating and Language

Arlo Griffiths arlogriffiths at hotmail.com
Sat May 24 04:42:39 UTC 2014

On textual divisions, might I also recommend the following?

L. Renou, "Les divisions dans les textes sanskrits", IIJ 1 (1957) 1-32 (= Choix d’études indiennes. Réunies par N. Balbir et G.-J. Pinault. Paris 1997, II/487-518).

And perhaps my own article, "The Textual Divisions of the Paippalāda Saṃhitā", WZKS 47 (2003), 5-35.

Best wishes,

Arlo Griffiths

Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 00:40:20 -0400
From: shyamr at yorku.ca
To: indology at list.indology.info
Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Vedas: Divisions, Dating and Language

    Dear List Members


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


          Mimamsa, 2.1 (adhikaranas 7-8 and 10-12) in Śabara and
          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:

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

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