Domestic Rituals of the Atharvaveda in the Paippalāda Tradition of Orissa: Śrīdhara’s Vivāhādikarmapañjikā

Volume I: Book One, Part One: General Prescriptions


Collection : Collection Indologie

Collection's number: 135

Editor: Griffiths (Arlo), Sumant (Shilpa)

Edition: EFEO, Institut français de Pondichéry (IFP)

Publication date: 2018

Status : Available


ISBN-13 : 9782855392271

ISSN : 0073-8352

Width : 17 cm

Height : 24 cm

Weight : 0.6 kg

Number of pages : 310

Distributor : EFEO Diffusion, EFEO Pondichéry Contact :

Geography : India

Language : Anglais, Sanskrit

Support : Papier

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The Karmapañjikā is a manual for the domestic rituals of the Paippalāda tradition. Claiming to follow a Sūtra of Paiṭhīnasi, the text was composed by an otherwise unknown Śrīdhara in Orissa in the 16th century CE. His work is a precious late-medieval witness to the Atharvavedic tradition, preserving archaic features dating from the Vedic period, but also showing much influence from various non-Vedic traditions that have been prevalent in this part of eastern India. The critical edition, which will be complete in three volumes, is based on six palm-leaf manuscripts written in Oriya script. This first volume contains an extensive introduction followed by the first nine chapters of text that describe the general paradigms of domestic ritual in this tradition.


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About the editor

Griffiths (Arlo)

New York, 1976

EFEO member since 2008

Arlo Griffiths, whose work combines philological and epigraphical investigation of the past, is professor of Southeast Asian history at the EFEO. He was posted at the EFEO’s Jakarta Centre from 2009 through 2014, and now teaches at the EPHE in Paris.

Sumant (Shilpa)

Shilpa Sumant received her PhD in Sanskrit from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth (Pune) in 2007. Since 2009, she is Sub-editor in the Sanskrit Dictionary Project of the Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute, Pune. Since 2014, she is a member of the Regulating Council of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute and is one of the editors of its Annals.

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