[INDOLOGY] New book jointly published by the Institut Français de Pondichéry and the Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient

Anurupa Naik anurupa.n at ifpindia.org
Thu Apr 12 07:26:44 UTC 2018


*/Domestic Rituals of the Atharvaveda in the Paippalāda Tradition of 
Orissa: Śrīdhara’s Vivāhādikarmapañjikā. /**/Volume I: Book One, Part 
One: General Prescriptions. /*

Edited with an Introduction by*Arlo Griffiths*& *Shilpa Sumant*, 
Collection Indologie n˚ 135, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Ecole 
française d’Extrême-Orient, 2018, cxxxiii, 172 p.
Language: Sanskrit, English. 800 Rs (35 €). ISBN: 978-81-8470-224-8 
(IFP) / 978-2-85539-227-1 (EFEO).

The /Karmapañjikā/ is a manual for the domestic rituals of the 
Paippalāda tradition. Claiming to follow a Sūtra of Paiṭhīnasi, the text 
was composed by an otherwise unknown Śrīdhara in Orissa in the 16th 
century CE. His work is a precious late-medieval witness to the 
Atharvavedic tradition, preserving archaic features dating from the 
Vedic period, but also showing much influence from various non-Vedic 
traditions that have been prevalent in this part of eastern India. The 
critical edition, which will be complete in three volumes, is based on 
six palm-leaf manuscripts written in Oriya script. This first volume 
contains an extensive introduction followed by the first nine chapters 
of text that describe the general paradigms of domestic ritual in this 

*About the editors*

*Arlo Griffiths*received his PhD in Sanskrit from Leiden University in 
2004. After holding a position as lecturer in Indian Religions at the 
University of Groningen (2004–05), and holding the chair of Sanskrit at 
Leiden University (2005–08), he joined the EFEO in 2008 as Professor of 
Southeast Asian History. He was posted at the EFEO’s Jakarta Centre from 
2009 through 2014, and now teaches in Paris and Lyons.

*Shilpa Sumant*received her PhD in Sanskrit from Tilak Maharashtra 
Vidyapeeth (Pune) in 2007. Since 2009, she is Sub-editor in the Sanskrit 
Dictionary Project of the Deccan College Post Graduate and Research 
Institute, Pune. Since 2014, she is a member of the Regulating Council 
of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute and is one of the editors 
of its /Annals/.


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Ms. Anurupa Naik
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