HARVARD ORIENTAL SERIES
Cover: Saunakiya Caturadhyayika in HARDCOVER

Harvard Oriental Series 52

Saunakiya Caturadhyayika

A Pratisakhya of the Saunakiya Atharvaveda

Edited and translated by Madhav M. Deshpande

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$78.95 • £63.95 • €71.00

ISBN 9780674789876

Publication Date: 05/01/1998

Short

A detailed discussion by the editor complements this critical edition and translation of the phonetical treatise (Prātisākhya) of the Saunaka Samhita, one of two versions of the second oldest Indian text, the Saunaka Atharvaveda.

The 19th century edition of the text by W.D. Whitney has long been out of date; this reevaluation provides insights into early grammatical thought and helps to re-establish the textual tradition of the Atharvaveda. The book deals with the phonetically correct pronunciation of that text which has received only preliminary treatment thus far. It is also one of the few in its genre.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene