The present work expounds substantially the value and significance of Indo-Aryan religious ideas as represented in the Rgveda.
The Work is divided into three Sections arranged in thirteen chapters. Section I deals with the origin of Indo-European and Indo-Iranian religion, its development into the concept of Godhood, Demonology and Priesthood. It describes Vedic tribes, their expansion, colonization, settlement, Organization, and culture. Section II discusses the peculiar traits of major and minor Vedic Gods, theories of henotheism, monotheism and the eschatology of the Rgveda. Section III discusses the impact of Vedic religion on the later-day popular and philosophical Hindu religious thought.
The work is very interesting and instructive. It offers an adequate equipment for the reconstruction of Vedic religion. It is sure to fulfil the long-felt need of the general reader.
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