Our Heritage Revisited (A Glimpse into ancient Indian Texts)
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Our Heritage Revisited (A Glimpse into ancient Indian Texts)

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Item Code: NAK671
Author: Anju Saha
Publisher: Anju Saha
Language: English
Edition: 2015
ISBN: 9789352350742
Pages: 148
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 280 gm

Contents

 

Part I

 

Introduction to the Shruti texts

1

Background

1

Memorizing those huge texts

6

The Veds

8

The Collections of the Veds

9

The Sanhitas of the Veds

11

The Rig Ved

11

The Yajur Ved

15

The Sam Ved

17

Usage of sukts by various priests

19

The Atharva Ved

20

Veds - Beyond the Sanhitas

22

The Brahmans

22

The Aranyaks

23

The Upanishads

25

Other associated texts

28

The Vedangs

28

The Up-Veds

30

Background to the Smriti Texts

32

Itihas

34

Ramayan

34

Mahabharat

36

Bhagvad Gita

37

Agams and Tantras

40

Purans

44

The Brahma Purans

46

The Vishnu Purans

46

The Shiv Purans

48

Other Purans

49

Darshans

50

Sankhya Philosophy

51

Yog Philosophy

52

Vaisheshik System

54

Nyaya System

55

Purva Mimansa Philosophy

55

Uttar Mimansa Philosophy

56

Dharm Sutras and Shastras.

59

Dharm Sutras

59

Dharm Shastras

60

Other texts

62

Estimated Timeline

66

Part II

 

The Upanishads

67

Introduction

67

Some terms and concepts in the Upanishads

72

Ishavasyopanishad or Ish Upanishad (Shukla Yajur Ved)

79

Ken Upanishad (Sam Ved)

81

Kath Upanishad (Krishna Yajur Ved)

83

Mundak Upanishad (Atharva Ved)

87

Prashna Upanishad (Atharva Ved)

92

Mandukya Upanishad (Atharva Ved)

99

Taittiriya Upanishad (Krishna Yajur Ved)

102

Aitareya Upanishad (Rig Ved)

107

Chhandogya Upanishad (Sam Ved)

110

Brihadaranyak Upanishad (Shukla Yajur Ved)

120

Mahavakyas

132

Some extracts

133

The Nasidiya Sukt (Rig Ved)

133

Atma (Kath Upanishad)

134

Sources

135

 

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