[INDOLOGY] Gāyatrī-Mantra | New Publication

Joanna Jurewicz j.jurewicz at uw.edu.pl
Thu Nov 16 20:50:14 UTC 2023

Congratulations, Dominik!


Prof. dr hab. Joanna Jurewicz

Katedra Azji Południowej /Chair of South Asia Studies

Wydział Orientalistyczny / Faculty of Oriental Studies

Uniwersytet Warszawski /University of Warsaw

ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28

00-927 Warszawa , Poland

Członek Academia Europaea

Przewodnicząca Rady Programowej Festiwalu Nauki

Department of Linguistidcs and Modern Languages

College of Human Sciences,UNISA, Pretoria, RSA

Member of Academia Europaea

Chairperson of the Science Festival Programme Council


czw., 16 lis 2023 o 11:14 Dominik A. Haas <dominik at haas.asia> napisał(a):

> Dear colleagues and friends,
> I’m pleased to announce the publication of my first monograph: *Gāyatrī:
> Mantra and Mother of the Vedas*, available from the Austrian Academy of
> Sciences Press. The book is Open Access and can be downloaded and ordered
> here: https://doi.org/10.1553/978OEAW93906
> “The mantra known as Gāyatrī or Sāvitrī (Ṛgveda III 62.10) is one of the
> most frequently recited texts of mankind. Over the course of time it has
> not only been personified as the mother of the Vedas – the oldest religious
> literature of South Asia –, but has even come to be venerated as a goddess.
> Today many consider it the most important, most efficacious, or holiest
> mantra of all.
> In *Gāyatrī: Mantra and Mother of the Vedas*, Dominik A. Haas
> reconstructs the history of the Gāyatrī-Mantra for the first time, tracing
> it from 1000 BCE to 1000 CE. He shows how an inconspicuous verse became an
> emblem of Brahminical Hinduism and presents the processes that led to its
> deification. To this end, he not only subjects passages from more than one
> hundred source texts in Vedic and Sanskrit to philological-historical
> analysis, but also draws upon perspectives and insights from religious
> studies.
> The Gāyatrī-Mantra plays an important role in contemporary Hinduism as
> well as in modern yoga and alternative spiritual currents around the globe.
> This book therefore not only contributes to South Asian studies and
> religious studies, but is also of interest to a wider readership.”
> I hope you enjoy reading it!
> Best regards,
> D. Haas
> (Apologies to those who have received this message more than once.)
> __________________
> *Dr. Dominik A. Haas, BA MA*
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> POST-DOCTRACK Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences (2023–)
> Lecturer, University of Vienna (2023–)
> DOC Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences (2020–2022)
> Recent publications:
> – Gāyatrī: Mantra and Mother of the Vedas
> https://doi.org/10.1553/978OEAW93906
> – Translating the Gāyatrī-Mantra
> https://alt.cardiffuniversitypress.org/articles/10.18573/alt.57
> <https://alt.twwcardiffuniversitypress.org/articles/10.18573/alt.57>
> – Puṣpikā 6. Proceedings of the 12th International Indology Graduate
> Research Symposium (Vienna, 2021) https://doi.org/10.11588/hasp.1133
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