CONTENTS:- 1. Rgveda is Pre-Harappan by N. Kazanas; 2. About the Charms of Atharvaveda by Tatiana Elizarenkova; 3. School of Vedic Interpretation by G.U.Thite; 4. Dharmasasta-A Natual Science? by M. Krzysztof Byrski; 5. Sanskrit in China by Lokesh Chandra; 6. Emotion and Values in Sanskrit Literature by K.T. Pandurangi; 7. Sanskrit Sociology, Hindi Women, Traditions and Modernity; 8. Science in Ancient India; by Pankaj Joshi; 9. Comparative Philosophy: Problems, Assumption and Possibilities by Bina Gupta; 10. Atomistic Formulations in India thought by Victoria Lysenko; 11. Mahendra, the Poetic Emperor; 12. The Last Budhhist of Kashmir as Recorded by jonaraja by Wslter Slaje; 13. Looking for Bricks as a writing Material Trough Epigraphic By-lanes: by Panchanan Bhoi; 14. The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Rasa: A Note by Makarand Paranjape; 15. RomilaThapar on Sakuntala.
This volume is a collection of articles that throws light various aspect of the Sanskrit tradition. The scholary writings deal with schools of interpretation of Vedas like the Niruktas and the Itihasas and evidences and arguments for the pre- Harappan date composition for the Rgveda. They examine atomistic doctrines in Indian society and tradition, and the philosophy and the aesthetics of rasa. Throughout they cite ancient Indian epics and mythology, religious thoughts literary works philosophical tradition an scientific achievement to carry out a through and comprehensive study of the subject.