In Indian Sanskrit Literature there is a brilliant axiom sreyamsi
bahuvighnani - which befits me at this moment of writing the
preface of this journal. Still it gives me satisfaction that after a
long tug of war between the printing press and the school our
journal Vedic Studies - Vol. VII is now going to see the light of
the day. I believe that it is better to have only a cake in time than
to have a basket of fruits belatedly, but I also suppose to consider
that it is better to be a head of a dog than to be a tail of lion. So
I do regret the delay in publishing this volume because of some
unwilling inescapable circumstances, but still enjoy some pleasure
Well, in this present volume we have seven contributors with
their nine contributions of whom Prof. Nicholas Kazanas has
five compositions in which In the Beginning - 1,2,3 is a slab-wise
continuous expression on the theory of creation. Of his other
two compositions one is on the Sankhya system of Indian
epistemology and the other is on Homer, Hesiod and the
Mahabharata. Dr. Shashi Tiwari wrote on the National
security : A Goal of Shri Rama’s Exile in Valmiki Ramayana .
Prof. Ratna Basu expressed her thought on ancient Indian concept
of the technique of speech, pronunciation and articulation. Prof.
Nabanarayan Bandyopadhyay presented himself on the position
of Gangadhara Pathaka among Commentators of the
Sulbasutras. Prof. Soma Basu summed up her view on the
concept of marriage and its forms from ancient Indian perspective.
At the last part of the journal there are two book reviews by
Prof. Samiran Chandra Chakrabarti of which one is
Maharastri : Grammatischer Abriss und Worterbuch by
Klaus Mylius and the other is 4 Collection from Sankara
Commentaries on the Prasthana-traya by Swami
I am very much appreciative to the contributors of this volume.
I thankfully admit the valuable assistance rendered by Prof. Soma
Basu and the existing research assistants Smt. Ranu Ghosh and
Smt. Ishita Chakrabarti of the School as well. I am extremely
grateful to Prof. Samiran Chandra Chakrabarti for his kind
guidance in matters relating to editorial works. Thanks are also
due to the authority of the University for administrative and
I crave indulgence for the printing mistakes that may still remain.
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