Summary of the Book The Vedas are among the earliest books of the Indo-Aryan philosophy. Staal attempts to re-explore the origins, mantras, and the rituals of the Vedas. He has tried to bring out the factual information from the most sacred books of India, by giving them a global perspective. The book also gives extensive details on the archaeology, traditions, and Vedic math. The book also provides readers with clear comprehension on the actions and the values of the Vedic society then. It is an intriguing book that discusses Vedic sciences and their ancient history, and the idea of karma. Discovering the Vedas also talks about more interesting topics like the absence of caste in Vedas, Vedic villages, the Vedic women, and the immense contributions of the Upanishads. Frits Staal has tried to bring forth significant and relevant information to the modern-day readers.
About Frits Staal Frits Staal was a prominent Indologist, scholar, and an eminent writer. Apart from his books, Staal has penned over 150 articles on language and Sanskrit. He has also written best-selling books like Universals, Rules without Meaning, and Exploring Mysticism among other books. Frits was born in Amsterdam, and was a student of physics, mathematics, and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. He then pursued his passion for Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit at the esteemed Banaras Hindu University and the University of Madras.