The Vaikhanasa-Sutra belonging to the Trivandrum Sanskrit Series has been edited by Dr. W. Caland and translated into English with a learned introduction. This sutra-text forms part of the Black Yajurveda tradition and derives its name probably from Vaikhanas who was its author. The work contains two types of Sutras-the Grhya and the Dharma which together may be designated as Smarta-sutra There is no doubt that both the portions have definitely one author, since the style of the Grhya and Dharma-sutras is the same. Moreover, the author himself promises to continue a topic discussed in the Grhya-portion again in the books on Dharma. The work is on the whole a small one but it contains in the main the same materials as are treated by its predecessors.
We are glad to announce that after a gap of more than seventy years, Caland's translation of the Vaikhanasa-smarta-sutra is being reprinted. Scholars of Indology would certainly be benefitted with this unique piece of work.
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