(KMS No. 12, 22, 30, 31, 39 & 40)
Edited and Translated by C. R. SWAMINATHAN
I (kanda one), xxiii+168., textual notes ISBN: 81-208-1126-7, Rs. 300(HB)
1997, vol. II (kandas
two & three), xxv+297pp., textual notes, ISBN: 81-208-1127-5, Rs. 550
2000, Vol. III (kandas
four & five), xxvii+414pp., textual notes, ISBN: 81-208-1549-1, Rs.
2001, Vol. IV (kandas
six, seven & eight), ix+334pp., textual notes, ISBN 81-208-1150-5, Rs.
2005, Vol. V (kandas
nine & ten) ix+225pp., Abb., ISBN 81-208-2047-9 (Vol. V) ISBN:
81-208-1128-3(set), Rs. 497 (HB)
While the texts on a particular art or a group of related
arts, provide details of the principles of form and delineate intricacies of
techniques, the foundations of these lie in the articulation of a worldview
in the Vedas, the speculative thought of the Upani ads and the elaborate
system of rites and rituals enumerated in the Brāhmaṇas. The Kāṇḍas
Śatapatha, Brāhmaṇa is the only available Brāhmaṇa related to Śukla
Yajurveda. It has two recensions, namely Mādhyandina and Kāṇva.
It is for the first time that a complete critical
edition of the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa of the Kāṇva recension, along with
its English translation, is published. This edition takes into account
for the first time the readings available in a few more manuscripts,
besides those in the published edition in Telugu script. It is also
the first attempt at providing a complete English translation. No
doubt, the texts of the Śatapatha of the Mādhyandina and Kāṇva
recensions do not differ much from Kāṇḍas VIII to XVI and Prof.
Eggling's translation of the former is available. Still a fresh
attempt at translating the latter portion was felt necessary as a
result of detailed discussions with traditional scholars who are
actively engaged in Śrauta sacrificial performances.
The remaining text will be appearing soon in the
volumes VII and VIII of this series along with
glossary and indices.