Translation of the Sanhita of the Sama Veda.

Stevenson, J. (Translator).

Book ID: 29834


8vo. xv, 283 pp., subscribers leaf for the Athenaeum bound before title, contemporary morocco backed buckram, lightly soiled, title gilt on raised spine, small library stamp verso title page, some loss to head of spine, otherwise copy clean inside and in very good condition, The Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, London, 1842.


“Of all the numerous Samhitas of the Samaveda, which are said to have existed once, only three have come down to us. The best known of these, the Samaveda-Samhita of the Kauthumas consists of two parts, the Arcika or Purvarcika or the ‘(first) collection of stanzas’ and the Uttararcika or ‘second collection of stanzas’. Both parts consist of verses all of which recur in the Rigveda. Of the 1810 verses, which both parts contain altogether, all except 75 are also found in the Rigveda-Samhita and that largely in the VIII and IX books”.

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