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The Veda and Indian Culture: An Introductory Essay

The Veda and Indian Culture: An Introductory Essay

Kireet Joshi

  • ISBN: 9788120808898, 8120808894
  • Year of Publication: 1992
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 115
  • Language: English
Rs. 150.00

This is an introductory book on the Veda meant for the beginners. The book

avoids pedantic discussions and presents in a rapid manner the core of the

Vedic discovery. The Vedic Rishis have described the human journey, its

difficulties and its battles as also the secret of the victory. The central

issue is how to perfect our ordinary psychological faculties. The entire

science of yoga owes its origin to the Vedic psychology. At present mankind

is passing through a crisis which can be met only at the deepest

psychological level. In this context, the Veda has contemporary relevance.

The author has presented the quintessence of the Vedic message in a few

brief chapters, and the language is deliberately non-technical. There is a

growing thirst among young people who want to be introduced to the secret

of the Veda and to understand how various developments of Indian culture

are rooted in the Veda. The present book may serve to meet this need. The

book also contains material, both in the main text and in the appendices,

which may also be of interest to scholars.


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