On the Interpretation of Some Doubtful Words in the Atharvaveda and Other Essays
Book Counted among the foremost vedic scholars and philologists of his time, Tarapada Chowdhury taught Sanskrit at Patna University for close to a quarter of a century. This volume presents his landmark treatise On the Interpretation of Some Doubtful Words in the Atharvaveda, first published in 1931, along with six other classic essays on the Vedas, Ramayana, Linguistics of Bengali and the poetics of Kalidasa: ‘Theism in Āyurveda’ (1934); ‘The Vedas’ and ‘Ramayana’ first published in History of Philosophy: Eastern and Western edited by S. Radhakrishnan (1952); ‘The Unādisūtras: A Review’ (1936); ‘Some Phonetic Peculiarities of the Bengali Dialect of Manbhum’ (1951) and ‘Linguistic Aberrations in Kālidāsa’s Writings’ (1951). The volume will be of immense interest to scholars of Sanskrit, Vedic linguistics, Kalidasa and Hindu philosophy." Preface At the time of his untimely demise, around the middle of the twentieth century, Tarapada Chowdhury was rated among the foremost scholars of Vedic philosophy and philology in India, by scholars as diverse as R.R. Diwakar, Nalin Vilochan Sharma and Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. Chowdhury in fact would contribute two chapters to S. Radhakrishnan’s landmark History of Philosophy: Eastern and Western (2 vols.) brought out by George Allen and Unwin in 1952. One on ‘The Vedas’ and the other on ‘Ramayana’. Both are represented in our volume. We start the volume with ‘On the Interpretation of Some Doubtful Words in the Atharvaveda.