Vedic Texts: A Revision is an outcome of the work of preparing critical editions of Vedic Texts, being carried out by various Vedic Scholars in India. This Volume consisting of the specimens of the forthcoming critical editions of Vedic Texts is presented to Prof. C.G. Kashikar on the occasion of his eightieth birth anniversary, as a tribute of respectful gratitude to him for his profound scholarship in the field of Vedic ritualistic studies. The Volume consists of specimens of eight Vedic texts, namely Maitrayani Samhita, Gopatha Brahmana, Aitareya Aranyaka, Baudhayana Srautasutra, Manava Srautasutra and Kausikasutra. The scholars to whom the revision of these eight works has been assigned are already quite familiar with these respective works, and conversant with the necessary modus operandi. The Volume also includes a Foreword by Prof. R.N. Dandekar, a biographical sketch, biodata, and bibliography of books and select articles of Prof. C.G. Kashikar.
About the Author(s)
Prof. C. G. Kashikar is one of the few scholars in recent times, who have made outstanding contribution towards the understanding of the literature and practice of Vedic ritual. Born in 1910 at Satara, Maharashtra State, Prof. Kashikar did his post-graduation in Sanskrit from the Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, in 1934. The University of Poona awarded him D. Litt. in 1966, for his outstanding work, Sutras of Bharadvaja. He worked in various institutes, namely, Vaidika Samsodhana Mandala, University of Poona, Deccan College and Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth in various capacities and held important positions-educational and administrative as well. There are eighteen works and over a hundred research articles to his credit. Besides Vedic studies, his works on Ayurveda are also well-appreciated by scholars. He has guided six students for their Ph.D. Recently he has been honoured by the President of India with an award for his scholarship in Sanskrit language and literature. Prof. Kashikar is presently working as Hon. Professor and the Chief Editor of Vedic Concordance Project of Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune.