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The Fifth Prapāṭhaka of the Vādhūla Śrautasūtra

The Fifth Prapāṭhaka of the Vādhūla Śrautasūtra

Introduction to the Edition, Translation, and Commentary. Critical Edition

François Voegeli

ISBN 9780674275560

Publication date: 08/16/2022

The Fifth Prapāṭhaka of the Vādhūla Śrautasūtra includes a critical edition, followed by a translation and a commentary, of the fifth chapter (prapāṭhaka) of the Vādhūla Śrautasūtra. This chapter is dedicated to the description of the so-called “independent” animal sacrifice (nirūḍhapaśubandha) in Vedic ritual. This series of short monographs relates to particular aspects of the animal sacrifice described in the Veda and to problems of exegesis of Vedic texts.

The first part of this edition presents the translation and commentary, while the critical edition makes up the second part. The commentary highlights the peculiarities of the Vādhūla version of the nirūḍhapaśubandha. In the conclusion of the first part, the ancientness of the Vādhūla school is discussed, as well as its place within the corpus of Taittirīya texts.

Author

  • François Voegeli is a Research Associate at the Swiss Research Association, Université de Genève.

Book Details

  • 582 pages
  • 7 x 10 inches
  • Harvard University Department of South Asian Studies

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