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Publisher:D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.Jawaharlal Nehru University
Published In:2007
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.44 lbs
Pages:pp. xviii + 289, Index, Abbreviations, Acknowledgemen

The Title "Veda as Word 1st Published in India" is written by Shashiprabha Kumar. This book was published in the year 2007. The ISBN number 8124603766|9788124603765 is assigned to the Hardback version of this title. The book displayed here is a 1st Published in India edition. This book has total of pp. xviii + 289 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Jawaharlal Nehru University. We have about 714 other great books from this publisher. Veda as Word 1st Published in India is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

The present volume is a collection of papers originally presented at the first National Seminar held at the Special center for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, New Delhi, during 11-13 February, 2005 on veda as Word.

The Book covers in its gamut Vedic Philosophy, pheonetics, ritual, accenmtrology, mantravijnana, exegesis, narratives, lexicography, etymology, grammar, ethics, Epistemology and also some select hymns of the Veda which deal specifically with word or sound.


Prolegomena/Karan Singh
Foreword/Vachaspati Upadhyaya
Introduction/Shashiprabha Kumar

1. Veda as Word/Kireet Joshi
2. Vedapauruseyatva/D. Prahladachar
3. Purvamimamsa Perspective on Veda as Word/K.T. Pandurangi
4. Meaning of Veda and Veda-Pramanya According to Purvamimamsa/S.R. Bhatt
5. Vagambhrni/S.P. Singh
6. Vag Vai Saraswati/Usha Choudhuri
7. Vedic Mantra-Vijnana - In the Light of the Traditional Method of Vedic Recitation/Dayanand Bhargava
8. Vaidik Swar-Vigyan/Vraj Bihari
9. From 'Mortal' to 'Divine' Through Vac/Sindhu S. Dange
10. Vacam Artho 'Nudhavati/Ram Karan Sharma
11. Vedic Exegesis/Kapil Kapoor
12. The Contribution of Kerala to Vedic Exegesis and Saman Chanting/P.C. Muraleemadhavan
13. Nighantu-Nirukt Main Vad-Nam/Abhey Dev Sharma
14. Ramblings on Nirukta/Wagish Shukla
15. Pratishakhya Grantho Main Swarvern/Dipti Sharma Tripathi
16. Vikritisammshra/Rammeshchandra Dasha Sharma
17. Wrigvaid in Vani Ki Avdharna/Satya Chaudhary
18. Vaidik Shabd-Short Yag Ke Sandarbh Main.Umesh Chand Dash
19. Vidhivakyas - Their Significance in Human Life/P. Shashi Rekha
20. Vaidik Aakhyani Ke Vyavaharik Sandarbh/Roop Kishore Shastri
21. Sahkara on Sruti as Verbal Testimony/Ram Nath Jha


1. Dr. Dayanand Bhargava (born 1937), did M.A. and Ph.D. from Delhi University, where he served as Lecturer and Reader from 1958 to 1979, when he joined Jodhpur University as Professor & Head of the Department of Sanskrit. Has eighteen research books to his credit. Five more are under publication. At present engaged in a UGC project on Veda-Vijnana. Awarded certificate of honour by President of India for scholarship in Sanskrit. Holding eight different honorary academic posts. Honoured with prizes by many institutions all over India. Has also served as Principal and Dean, Faculty of Arts, education and social sciences. Has visited America and European countries several times. [Address : G-1, Paradise Appartment, D - 148 Durga Marg, Bani Park, Jaipur - 30201l (Rajasthan)]

2. Prof. S.R. Bhatt, an eminent philosopher and thinker of India, was President of Indian Philosophical Congress and retired as Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi. He has been a member/chairman of several Governmental and Non-Governmental academic committees, and lectured at many universities in India and abroad. Prof. Bhatt has authored and edited 16 books and has more than 100 research papers to his credit. He has organized above 50 national and international seminars, workshops and conferences. [Address : MP-23, Maurya Enclave, Pitampura, New Delhi-110034

3. Prof. B.B. Chaubey, born 1940, in a village in Uttar Pradesh, rose to great heights through his own efforts, having a master and Ph.D. from Banares Hindu University and Sahitya Ratna degree from Prayag. Professor Chaubey served as Professor-Director and Visiting Professor at various institutions, and is the recipient of several awards and honours. He has authored many books and research papers on Vedic literature and culture. [Address : Chaturveda Niketan, Jodhamal Road, Hoshiarpur - 146001 (Punjab)]

4. Dr. Satya Dev Choudhary, born 1921, in Jatoi (now in Pakistan) received Shastri Degree from Panjab University, Lahore (1939),3 Double MA (Sanskrit and Hindi) and Ph.D. (Hindi) from University of Delhi. He taught Hindi at Delhi University for 35 years and Hindi and Sanskrit for a year in University of Tubingen (Germany). His special interest is in Indian Poetics, Philology, Vedas, Medieval Hindi and Urdu Literature. Dr. Choudhary has about 25 books to his credit, and has been honoured with several prizes and awards. [Address : F-11/12, Model Town, Delhi-110009]

5. Prof. Usha Choudhuri is former Professor, Deptt. of Sanskrit, University of Delhi. First-class-first (gold medalist) M.A. (Sanskrit) and Ph.D. from Delhi University and Vedavacaspati from Gurukul Kangari University. Has taught in Sofia University, Bulgaria and University of Bucharest, Romania and delivered lectures at many Indian and foreign Universities and institutions. Published books and papers on mythology, religion, Vedic poetry and aesthetics. Awarded the 'Sanskrit-sahitya-seva-sammana' by the Delhi Sanskrit Academy and 'Vedanga' Award by Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthana, Ujjain. [Address : 183, Tagore Park, Delhi-110009

6. Dr. (Mrs.) Sindhu S. Dange, a Sanskrit scholar., and former Head of the Department of Sanskrit, University of Mumbai, has authored 15 books and has presented 129 research papers, mainly in the fields of Vedic Literature and Vedic Rituals, Dharmasastra and Puranas. A recipient of several prestigious awards, Dr. Dange was given the certificate of honour by the President of India (2005). [Address : 603, Manisha Tower (Above MTNL Office), Navghar Cross Road, Tata Colony, Mulund East, Mumbai-400081]

7. Dr. Umesh Chandra Dash, after obtaining first division in Acharya examination got Vidyavaridhi (Ph.D) and Vidyavacaspati (D.Litt.) degrees in Srautayajnas, all his publications deal with Brahmana literature, particularly Darspaurnamasayaga. Presently he is a Professor at the Government Maharaj Acharya Sanskrit College, Jaipur, and teaches Yajurveda. [Address : C/o Prof. Dayanand Bhargava, G-1, Paradise Apartment, D-148 Durga Marg, Bani Park, Jaipur-302 Oil (Rajasthan)]

8. Dr. Ram Nath Jha was born at Sakhwar, Darbhanga, Bihar in 1966. He received his early education at his native place and subsequent, i.e. B.A. IIIrd year (Bridge course) and M.A. in Sanskrit from Hansraj College, Delhi. After getting selected for JRF and SRF by UGC, he completed his M.Phil. , and Ph.D. on Sankara's Epistemology under the supervision of Prof. Baldev Raj Sharma from Sanskrit Department, Delhi University. Currently he is teaching in Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies as Assistant Professor and working on a UGC Major Research Project to prepare A Reader in Indian Philosophy. He has also been associated with different Sanskrit projects of NCERT. [Address : Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067

9. Kapil Kapoor is Professor of English, Centre for Linguistics and English, and Concurrent Professor, Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was Dean of the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU, from 1996-1999 and Rector of the University from 1999-2002. His teaching and research interests include literary and linguistic theories - both Indian and Western, philosophy of language, nineteenth century British life, literature and thought, and Indian intellectual traditions. He has been lecturing on these themes and has written extensively on them. He has been teaching for almost forty-five years now. Literary Theory, Indian Conceptual Framework (1998); Canonical Texts of Literary Criticism (1995); Language, Literature and Linguistics - The Indian Perspective (1994); and South Asian Love Poetry (1994) are among his publications. His two books, Dimensions of Panini Grammar and Text and Interpretation in the Indian Tradition, are in press. [Address : Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067

10. Professor (Ms.) Shashiprabha Kumar, Chairperson, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU, is an acclaimed Sanskrit scholar, well-versed in classical Indian philosophy. Before joining JNU, she taught at the department of philosophy, University of Delhi; department of Sanskrit at Maitreyi College, New Delhi and R.G. Post-Graduate College, Meerut. More than twenty research scholars have obtained M.Phil/Ph.D. under her guidance. She has fourteen books to her credit and has contributed more than seventy research papers to reputed journals and edited several volumes. She has participated in many International Conferences and National Seminars besides lecturing in India and abroad. Recipient of Sri Ramakrishna Sanskrit Award (World Education Foundation, Canada, 2003) for her distinguished and outstanding contribution to Sanskrit research and teaching and Shankar Puraskar (K.K. Birla Foundation, New Delhi, 1998) for her first book entitled Vaisesika Darsana mein Padartha-Nirupana, she has won many other prestigious awards and fellowships. [Address : Abhyudaya, 295/Sector-15-A, Noida (U.P.) 201301

11. Dr. P.C. Muraleemadhavan, (1952) holder of M.A. in Sanskrit and two doctorates in Sanskrit Sahitya and Nyaya, has 31 years of teaching experience. Member and Chairman of various academic bodies, Dr. Muraleemadhavan has organised several national/international conferences and visited many Universities in India and abroad to deliver lectures. He has authored 12 books and 60 research papers, and has won several awards. He is now Professor and Head, Department of Sanskrit Literature, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala. [Address : Head, Department of Sanskrit, Sri Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady (Kerala)]

12. Prof. K.T. Pandurangi, - (b. 1918-) Studied Nyaya, Vedanta and Mimamsa at Maharaja Sanskrit College, Mysore and Annamalai University. Obtained M.A. Degree from Banaras Hindu University. Worked as Lecturer and Reader at Karnataka College, Dharwad, Government College, Bangalore and Head of the Post Graduate Department of Sanskrit, Bangalore University. Was a Member of Central Sanskrit Board. Presently, working as Honorary Director of Dvaita Vedanta Studies & Research Foundation, Bangalore. Received Rashtrapati Prashasti in 1989 and Mahamahopadhyaya title in 1997. Edited Purva-Mimamsa Volume under P.H.I.S.P.C. and Prakaranapancika for ICPR. Edited more than two dozen Dvaita Vedanta Classics. In the area of Literature, Sanskrita Kavi Kavya Darsana (Kannada), Ravindra Rupakani and Kavyanjali are his important works. [Address : 132-4, 2nd Cross, III Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-11]

13. Prof. D. Prahladachar, holder of M.A. and Nyaya Vidwan and Vedanta Vidwan degrees, is an eminent Sanskrit scholar. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha (Deemed University), Tirupati, and taught and guided several hundred students in their doctoral and post-doctoral works. He has edited a dozen Sanskrit books and has translated many Sanskrit works into Kannada. A recipient of various prestigious awards, Professor Prahladachar is presently a member of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and Indian Council of Philosophical research, New Delhi. [Address : 120/2, 15th Cross, Gangamma Lay-out, BSK I Stage, Bangalore-560050

14. Prof. P. Shashi Rekha, born in a teacher's family, joined the Osmania University, first to study in and then to serve the same institution, rising to the positon of Head of the Department of Sanskrit. A holder of double masters and Ph.D. in Sanskrit, Shashi Rekha has written six books in English and Telugu, and has contributed educative articles to some sixty Indian and international publications. She has also brought out guide books for M.Phil. and Ph.D. scholars. She is also the recipient of the international award "Ramakrishna Sanskrit 2000" from Canada for her contribution to Sanskrit literature and research. [Address : 'Sudharma,' Flat-106, Indra Estates, Lane Beside Soumya Nursing Home, Street 18, Ramnagar, Hyderabad-500048

15. Dr. Abhaya Dev Sharma, Ph.D. in Sanskrit, born 1933, is the son of Late Swami Vidyanand "Videh," the founder-president of Ved-Sansthan, a premier institution for propagation of Sanskrit and Vedic Culture and Way of Living. Dr. Sharma, the current President of Ved-Sansthan, is well-known as a scholar and writer in the cultural world. He has been the editor of the monthly journal "Ved Savita" for fifty years, and alongwith his father, has written more than 100 literary works on Indian traditions and culture. [Address : Veda Sansthan, C-22, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi-110027

16. Dr. Ram Karan Sharma, is a holder of M.A. degrees in Sanskrit and Hindi from Patna university, and a Ph.D. from University of California, USA. He is a Fulbright Scholar and had held important positions in several institutions engaged in promotion of Sanskrit studies in India and abroad. Dr. Sharma has authored twenty-five volumes, including a dozen books of Sanskrit poems and two Sanskrit novels and more than a hundred research articles. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards. [Address : 63, Vigyan Vihar, Delhi]

17. Prof. Ramesh Chandra Dash Sharma, holder of Vedacharya and Ph.D. degrees from Sampurnananda University, Varanasi, is a Sanskrit scholar of repute. He heads the Department of Veda at Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (a Deemed University) in Delhi. He is the recipient of several awards, and has published five well-known books in Sanskrit, and has written some 28 articles for various publications. [Address : Acharya Niwas, 266, P-2B, Ward no. 2, Mahrauli, New Delhi-110030]

18. Dr. Roof Kishor Shastri, born 1957, is the Head of the Department of Veda at the Gurukul Kangri University in Haridwar. A teacher of 16 years experience, Dr. Shastri specializes in Veda, Vedic Literature, Linguistics and Nirukta. He has published fifteen books, mostly in Hindi, and has to his credit several research papers and articles. Dr. Shastri has participated in many conferences and seminars in India and abroad. He is the recipient of numerous awards including "Sahitya Mahopadhyaya," "Vyas Puraskar," "Sayan Puraskar" from Indian institutions and the "Director General Award" from Government of Indonesia. [Address : Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar-249401 (Uttaranchal)]

19. Wagish Shukla, teaches mathematics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics from IIT Kanpur and has been a Visiting Fellow at the School of Mathematics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and the Laboratoire d'informateur, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris. His interests are pure mathematics and theoretical computer science.

He is a student of Sanskrit and Persian Literature and has published articles on literary theory and culture studies in English and Hindi. [Address : House No. 4, Street No. M-1, IIT Campus, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016

20. Dr. Karan Singh, was born heir-apparent to the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. In 1949, at the age of eighteen, he was appointed Regent and was Head of State thereafter for eighteen years as Regent, elected Sardar-e-Riyasat and as Governor. In 1967, he was inducted into the Union Cabinet by Mrs. Indira Gandhi. He held important Cabinet portfolios of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Health & Family Planning and Education & Culture. His appointment as India's Ambassador to the United States was warmly welcomed by both countries. He was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Delhi for his thesis on the Political Thought of Sri Aurobindo. He has been Chancellor of Jammu & Kashmir University and Benaras Hindu University, Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, and President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, having rank equal to Central Cabinet Minister. Karan Singh has written many books and has lectured on political science, philosophy, education, religion and culture, in India and abroad. He is recognized as one of India's outstanding thinkers and leaders.

21. Satya Prakash Singh, has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Sanskrit and Dean, faculty of Arts, Aligarh Muslim University as also Director of the Centre of Vedic Research, New Delhi. His publications include Sri Aurobindo and Whitehead on the Nature of God; Sri Aurobindo; Jung and Vedic Yoga; Upanisadic Symbolism; Vedic Symbolism; Life and Vision of the Vedic Seer vol. I. Visvamitra, vol. II Dirghatamas; and Vedic Vision of Consciousness and Reality. [Address : N-594, Sector-25, Noida (UP)]

22. Prof. Dipti S. Tripathi, is Professor & Head of the Department of Sanskrit, University of Delhi. She has contributed extensively in the field of grammar, linguistics, and poetics. She has four books and more than two dozen papers to her credit. A widely travelled scholar, she has visited the U.K., U.S.A., Germany, Australia and New Zealand for academic work and lecture tour.

23. Prof. Vachaspati Upadhyaya, born on 1st July 1943 at Sultanpur (U.P.), is presently Vice-Chancellor, Sri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth (Deemed University), New Delhi. Prof. Upadhyaya earlier worked as Head of the Sanskrit Department, University of Delhi. He has held many academic as well as administrative positions including President, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi; Member Secretary, M.S. Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratishthan, Ujjain; Director, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi; Pro Vice-Chancellor, Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar; and Registrar and Controller of Examinations, Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi.

Recipient of President's Certificate of Honour and several other prestigious titles and awards, Professor Upadhyaya is a member of various academic bodies across the country. He has authored four books and presented more than twenty-five papers in national and international seminars besides lecturing extensively in India and abroad. He has supervised research work of about sixty Ph.D and seventy M.Phil students. His specialization is in Indian Philosophy, Veda, Dharmasastra and Sahitya.

About the Editors

Prof. (Dr) Shashiprabha Kumar, Chairperson, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU taught as a Reader in Classical Indian Philosophy at the University of Delhi before joining JNU in 2001. She has a total teaching experience of thirty-four years. She has authored Vaisesika Darsana mein Padartha Nirupana (Delhi University, 1992) which is widely acclaimed and highly appreciated. Her other works are - Self, Society and Value : Reflections on Indian Philosophical Thought, (Vidyanidhi, 2005); Facets of Indian Philosophical Thought (1999); Bharatiyam Darsanam (1999); Vaisesika Parisilana (1999); Vedic Anusilana (1998); and Vedic Vimarsa (1996). She has edited Garima (2001); Kala - Tattva-Chintana (1997); Bharatiya Samskrti - Vividh Ayama (1996); Relevance of Indian Philosophy in Modern Context (1993) and co-edited Quest for Excellence (2000). Dr Kumar has also translated Nyayamanjari 1st chapter in Hindi (2001) and Sanskrit Maxims from Nyaya-Vaisesika texts in Hindi and English (Delhi Sanskrit Academy, Delhi, 2001). She has published more than seventy research papers in journals and has edited several books. She has contributed chapters to the volumes of Centre for Studies in Civilization, Indian Council for Philosophical Research, New Delhi and Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. Her current research interests include Vedic Philosophy, Upanisads, Vedanta and Vaisesika.

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