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Book – The Vedas: An Introduction to Hinduism’s Sacred Texts by Roshen Dalal

Book titled “The Vedas: An Introduction to Hinduism’s Sacred Texts provides an exhaustive analysis of Hinduism’s holiest texts. The book is authored by Roshen Dalal – She has composed a couple books on Hinduism the famous being ‘Hinduism: An Alphabetical Guide.’
Arshia Sattar writes in the Indian Express 
Apart from separating the Vedas from each other and reminding us that the Rig Veda does merit a different kind of attention, Dalal provides detailed analyses of the content, attitude and spirit of these sacred books, all four of which are considered the foundational texts of what we today call Hinduism.  
Although the volume under review is called an “Introduction,” it is far more encyclopedic — it contains a veritable dictionary of Vedic deities, an entirely useful list of tribes and clans, a catalogue of sacrifices and rituals, a description of archaeological sites and what we can glean from them, speculation on how such sites might be related to each other and what they might tell us about the history of humanity rather than simply about our putative ancestors. I am sure that each of us that reads the book will find something in it that we did not know before, and I imagine that most of us will be glad that Dalal has brought it to our attention.
The Vedas: An Introduction to Hinduism’s Sacred Texts
Author: Roshen Dalal
Published by Penguin
Price – Rs 699