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Sāmaveda Samhitā of the Kauthuma School: With Padapāṭha and the commentaries of Madhava, Bharatasvāmin and Sayaṇa, Volume 2: Uttarārcika

Sāmaveda Samhitā of the Kauthuma School: With Padapāṭha and the commentaries of Madhava, Bharatasvāmin and Sayaṇa, Volume 2: Uttarārcika

Edited by B. R. Sharma

ISBN 9780674009356

Publication date: 09/30/2002

The Sāmaveda contains the earliest tradition of music from India, which is largely Rigvedic textual material in a form arranged for singing in the solemn Srauta ritual. Since the first editions by Theodor Benfey (1848) and Satyavrata Samasrami (1874–1899), there has been no complete, accented edition that has also included all of its important commentaries.

In this work, B. R. Sharma presents an accented edition that is based on manuscripts collected from all over India and Europe. Its Padapāṭha and the commentaries of Madhava, Bharatasvāmin, and Sayana comprise three volumes totaling 2,500 pages.

These volumes contain the Purvarcika and Uttarārcika portions of the text. The third volume, complete with the indexes and a detailed introduction to the whole work, will be published soon.

Author

  • B. R. Sharma is National Professor of Sanskrit, Emeritus, Institute of Indological Studies, Panjab University (Hoshiarpur).

Book Details

  • 925 pages
  • Harvard University Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies

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