A Vedic Reader for Students by Arthur Anthony Macdonell

By Arthur Anthony Macdonell

This e-book includes thirty hymns chosen from the Rgveda basically for college kids who, whereas familiar with classical Sanskrit, are novices of Vedic missing the help of a instructor with sufficient wisdom of the earliest interval of the language and literature of India. A copius index has been extra for the aim of permitting the scholar to make use of to the complete the precis of Vedic philosophy which this booklet includes.

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