Ever wondered what is in the Veds and Upanishads? The terms Shruti, Smriti, Puran, Agam, Nigam, Advait, Vedant philosophy to name a few have been heard – but what exactly are these? This book attempts to bring all of this and more in a quick-read for an overall perspective.We in India are blessed with a great literary heritage and tremendous cultural, philosophical and traEver wondered what is in the Veds and Upanishads? The terms Shruti, Smriti, Puran, Agam, Nigam, Advait, Vedant philosophy to name a few have been heard – but what exactly are these? This book attempts to bring all of this and more in a quick-read for an overall perspective.We in India are blessed with a great literary heritage and tremendous cultural, philosophical and traditional wealth. However the contents of ancient Indian scriptures have generally remained an enigma and most of the existing works available to readers, take up for commentary, an individual text for a detailed understanding but an overall picture is not easily available.This book attempts to present a user-friendly description of these texts and their evolutionary account. It is a simple version, meant for someone keen to get an overview of our amazing ancient scriptures but may have found existing books too exhaustive....
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our heritage revisited a glimpse into ancient indian texts Reviews
http://www.njkinnysblog.com/2015/12/b...I have been very interested in the ancient Indian (Hindu) texts that hold abundance of knowledge that is still prevalent today as well as a continuing enigma to the present world. With prominent gifts to the world like the Ayurveda, Yoga and the study of stars (Astrology), Hindu scriptures are full of secrets and wonders. But the main issue in educating ourselves to these texts is the lack of translations of the scriptures which were originally written in vedic Sanskrit which is not known by majority of us today.Here Anju's book, Our Heritage Revisited: A Glimpse Into Ancient Indian Texts, comes handy. When the author told me about her book, I was instantly intrigued. The cover is colourful, vivid and catchy. Managing to attract my attention, I was further lured by the promise of going into depth of the ancient knowledge that still holds the base of modern science and even our day-to-day life.The blurb is a bit long but still engaging. The title is interesting and will definitely have readers stop to checkout the book.Anju Saha has collated her knowledge of Hindu scriptures like the veds that she learned along the way. The book is written in a systematic manner with separate chapters dedicated and pictorial representation of the various veds and its branches.The book is written in simple language and will act as a great guide for people wanting to learn about ancient Indian scriptures. However, despite the simplicity of language, after a while I felt things getting repeated. I know everything is connected and some repetition is necessary but still I felt some of it could have been curtailed. This book is a great introduction to the ancient scriptures but in a bigger picture, the knowledge in the book can not be taken as everything about the texts shared here. The author, however, mentions this in her title itself which says, " A Glimpse Into Ancient Indian Texts". Also the author mentions that she has taken reference from Wikipedia which is an open source easily editable so it is possible that the knowledge could have been updated since the author took up her pointers from there. So the book should be taken into account with scope for a few updates. There are a few grammatical errors in the book but nothing so serious that they hamper the interest in the book. I absolutely enjoyed reading this book and congratulate Anju on taking this chance to bring to us a simplified version of some of the learning hidden in texts that are so vast and so old that we often don't get a chance to fully acquaint ourselves to them because they are still not translated completely to our understanding.All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed getting introduced to my heritage through this book that had me entertained right till the end. 4 out of 5 to Our Heritage Revisited from me and I look forward to reading more about our heritage from Anju who I hope will delve more deeply and bring to us more books that give us more insight into the ancient scriptures.Recommended to everyone, this book is a must have for everyone who want to know more about ancient Indian scriptures. Go grab this book for yourself and your family!I received the book from the author and I am very thankful to her. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.
Anju has summarized her findings under the title: Our Heritage Revisited. As the title suggests, she takes us through an educating tour through our age-old literatures a.k.a Hindu Texts, which is not preachy but enlightens us through their essence and to be precise their organizational understanding. Many of us get confused between the concept of ‘Religion’ and ‘culture’. With this, she attempts to clear the air and helps us in gaining an understanding about the both. You will not learn what they have (or say what they contain or preach) rather what they are (or what do they comprise of). Yes, there is a logic behind their origin and constitution and she has attempted to provide you with a bird’s eye view of the hierarchial structure.She revisits the texts in a logical and structured manner. She opts to educate with the language first – Sanskrit. How is it used and how does it transform into verses and its significance. She then delves deeper by expanding further into its extensions. You will be amazed to learn how are these all interrelated and interconnected with each other.Yes, you have read it right as I term it to be ‘gem of book’. The reason behind my proclamation is first that as per my knowledge there is not any book that presents this most useful information in such an easy and understandable manner and second it is equally useful for all age groups. Students studying Sanskrit or scholarship holders (I presume the scholarship still persists) or elders who are interested in arming their generations with loads of heritage; all these are hot targets for this book. These days; temples (and other religious institutions) have started piling nice collection of books for their libraries. I request you all to take a chance in investing this purchase and you will gain its worth.Source: https://booksnewsindia.wordpress.com/...
Anju Saha's book is an ideal primer - just what we wanted - a starter's book about Hindu scriptures. The slim volume is a trail-blazing master-piece. It is a clear and succinct overview of all the scriptures in one place. All the books I have read so far were translations or expositions or interpretations of what some of these scriptures say but this is the first time I have found a book that gives an overview of the entire body of Hindu religious books in one place in a simple and lucid style. I found out the meaning of several terms that we take for granted but I didn't know the exact meaning (like Puran or tantra or the difference between ved and upnishad among others). A must read for anyone - whether Indian or not - who wants to know anything about the Indian religion.
The cover of the book is simple to the point. The presentation of the book is very in depth highlighting the important points and expanding them in a manner that is easy to understand.The narration of the book is very lucid; every reader who reads will be able to connect with the content. The language is perfect in terms of the context of the book. When you are talking about Vedic scriptures more than the language it is the content which gains priority. The pro has to be content. The author has managed to bring together such amazing information on the topic of the book given the exhaustive amount of research resulting into a perfect book like this. With very few and negligible typo errors this book is otherwise a knowledgeable read.
It is very important to first understand which of the texts you need to refer to get answers to your questions about Hindu philosophy or these ancient texts. This is where the much needed Our Heritage Revisited book comes in. With the background information given in this book, you can identify the right texts that you want to read about or refer and make your task easy. ~ http://bookreviews.infoversant.com/a-...
Do read the book to get an idea of India's incredible literary heritage. Part I of the book, in just 66 pages, covers about 2000 years of Hindu texts. Part II delves deeper into the Upanishads. Reviews and comments on it can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/ourheritager... where you can like, share and give your own comment
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