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KĀṆVAŚATAPATHABRĀHMAṆAM

(KMS No. 12, 22, 30, 31, 39 & 40)

 Edited and Translated by  C. R. SWAMINATHAN

1994,  VOl. I (kanda one), xxiii+168., textual notes ISBN: 81-208-1126-7, Rs. 300(HB)
1997, vol. II (kandas two & three), xxv+297pp., textual notes, ISBN: 81-208-1127-5, Rs. 550 (HB)
2000, Vol. III (kandas four & five), xxvii+414pp., textual notes, ISBN: 81-208-1549-1, Rs. 700 (HB)
2001, Vol. IV (kandas six, seven & eight), ix+334pp., textual notes, ISBN 81-208-1150-5, Rs. 600 (HB)
2005, Vol. V (kandas nine & ten) ix+225pp., Abb., ISBN 81-208-2047-9 (Vol. V) ISBN: 81-208-1128-3(set), Rs. 497 (HB)
2011, Vol. VI, (Kandas eleven, twelve & thirteen) xv+435pp., Abb., ISBN: 978-81-208-3494-1, Rs. 1000 (HB)
2015, xv+373pp., Abb., ISBN: 978-81-208-3495-8, Rs. 1350(HB)


While the texts on a particular art or a group of related arts, provide details of the principles of form and delineate intricacies of techniques, the foundations of these lie in the articulation of a worldview in the Vedas, the speculative thought of the Upani ads and the elaborate system of rites and rituals enumerated in the Brāhmaṇas. The Kāṇḍas Śatapatha, Brāhmaṇa is the only available Brāhmaṇa related to Śukla Yajurveda. It has two recensions, namely Mādhyandina and Kāṇva.

It is for the first time that a complete critical edition of the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa of the Kāṇva recension, along with its English translation, is published. This edition takes into account for the first time the readings available in a few more manuscripts, besides those in the published edition in Telugu script. It is also the first attempt at providing a complete English translation. No doubt, the texts of the Śatapatha of the Mādhyandina and Kāṇva recensions do not differ much from Kāṇḍas VIII to XVI and Prof. Eggling's translation of the former is available. Still a fresh attempt at translating the latter portion was felt necessary as a result of detailed discussions with traditional scholars who are actively engaged in Śrauta sacrificial performances.

The remaining text will be appearing soon in the volumes VII and VIII of this series along with glossary and indices.

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