Squares and Oblongs in the Veda

  title={Squares and Oblongs in the Veda},
  author={Frits Staal},
  journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
  • F. Staal
  • Published 1 April 2001
  • History
  • Journal of Indian Philosophy
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Translating Sanskrit Mathematics
A discussion of Jean Michel Delire’s Les mathématiques de l’autel védique. Le Baudhāyana Śulbasūtra et son commentaire Śulbadīpikā. Published Online (2021-04-30)Copyright © 2021 by Satyanad


Greek and Vedic Geometry
L'A. du present article part d'abord du fait que la geometrie de l'Inde vedique et de la Grece antique etait fondee sur des rituels qui exigeaient que l'on change la taille et la forme des autels et
Stalking the Sacrifice
This two-volume study of a great Vedic sacrifice, the Agnicayana, or “piling of the fire altar,” accomplishes two ends. First, the work is detailed ethnographic coverage of the twelve-day Agnicayana
Deciphering the Indus script
Part I. Introduction: 1. The Indus Civilization and its historical context Part II. The Indus Script: 2. Early writing systems 3. Deciphering an unknown script 4. Approaches to the Indus script 5.
Priesthood in Ancient India: A Study of the Maitravaruna Priest.
The book holds much to enjoy and much to learn. Although Mills's analysis is appropriately rooted in the complex dynamics of one performance, she also convincingly connects this single odd occasion
How a psychoactive substance becomes a ritual: The case of soma
L'A. se penche sur les origines de Soma, une substance psychoactive rituelle et sur les peuples qui l'ont utilisee. Il s'agit du peuple vedique mais une localisation precise de ce peuple est
Genèse de l'Inde
The Development of the Vedic Canon and its Schools : The Social and Political Milieu
A detailed list of the texts which make out the Vedic canon does not exist in Vedic or early post-Vedic literature. There are, of course, medieval lists of Vedic texts and schools, such as those