Publications on Vedic texts and rituals

Parpola, Asko, 1967 (1968). On the Jaiminiyasrautasutra and its annexes. Orientalia Suecana 16: 181-214. Uppsala. 

Parpola, Asko, 1967-68. Agnisvamin's introduction to the Latyayanasrautasutra. Brahmavidya : The Adyar Library Bulletin 31-32 (Dr. V. Raghavan Felicitation Volume): 554-566. Madras. 

Parpola, Asko, 1968. The Srautasutras of Latyayana and Drahyayana and their commentaries: An English translation and study. I:1: General introduction and appendices to vol. I. (Societas Scientiarum Fennica, Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum, 42: 2). Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica. 141 pp. [Doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki, 1968.] 

Parpola, Asko, 1968. On the quotations of ritualistic teachers in the Srautasutras of Latyayana and Drahyayana. Pp. 69-85 in: Denis Sinor (ed.), Studies in South, East and Central Asia, presented as a Memorial Volume to the late Professor Raghu Vira by members of the Permanent International Altaistic Conference. (Sata-Pitaka, 74.) New Delhi: The International Academy of Indian Culture. 

Parpola, Asko, 1969. The Srautasutras of Latyayana and Drahyayana and their commentaries: An English translation and study. I:2: The Agnistoma (LSS I-II, DSS I-VI). (Societas Scientiarum Fennica, Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum, 43: 2.) Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica. 273 pp. 

Parpola, Asko, 1973. The literature and study of the Jaiminiya Samaveda in retrospect and prospect. (Studia Orientalia, 43: 6.) Helsinki: The Finnish Oriental Society. 33 pp. [Also: The Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies, Joint Reprint Series, 10.] 

Parpola, Asko, 1974. Recent work on the Vedic ritual texts in the German Democratic Republic. Acta Orientalia 36: 151-156. Copenhagen. 

Parpola, Asko, 1976. Pierre Rolland (1940-1974). Studia Orientalia 45: 161-168. Helsinki. 

Parpola, Asko, 1976 (1977). The encounter of religions in India, 2000-1000 B.C.: Methods of analysis. Temenos 12: 21-36. Turku. 

Parpola, Asko, 1979. On the symbol concept of the Vedic ritualists. Pp. 139-153 in: Haralds Biezais (ed.), Religious symbols and their functions. Based on papers read at the symposium on religious symbols and their functions held at Abo on the 28th-30th of August 1978. (Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, 10.) Stockholm: Almquist & Wiksell. Reprinted, pp. 139-153 in: Humanitas religiosa, Festschrift für Haralds Biezais zu seinem 70. Geburtstag, dargebracht von Freunden und Kollegen. Stockholm: Almquist & Wiksell. 

Parpola, Asko, 1979. A Dravidian solution to the problem of kimpurusa / kinnara. Pp. 166-167 in: Fourth World Sanskrit Conference of I.A.S.S., Weimar / G.D.R. - May 23-30, 1979, Summaries of Papers. Revised edition. Berlin. 

Parpola, Asko, 1980. Hertha Krick (1945-1979) in memoriam. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens und Archiv für indische Philosophie 24: 5-13. 

Parpola, Asko, 1981. On the primary meaning and etymology of the sacred syllable om. Studia Orientalia 50: 195-213. Helsinki. 

Parpola, Asko, 1981. On the formation of the Mimamsa and the problems concerning Jaimini, with particular reference to the teacher quotations and the Vedic schools. [Part I.] Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens und Archiv für indische Philosophie 25: 145-177. Wien. 

Parpola, Asko, 1982. On the abnormal khanda divisions of the Jaiminiya-Brahmana and the Jaiminiya-Upanisad-Brahmana. Pp. 215-224 in: T.N. Dharmadhikari (ed.), Golden Jubilee Volume, Vaidika Samsodhana Mandala, Poona. Pune: Vaidika Samsodhana Mandala. 

Parpola, Asko, 1983. The pre-Vedic Indian background of the Srauta rituals. Pp. 41-75 & pl. 7-8 in: Frits Staal (ed.), Agni: The Vedic ritual of the fire altar, Vol. II. Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press. 

Kashikar, C. G. & Asko Parpola, 1983. S'rauta traditions in recent times. Pp. 193-251 in: Frits Staal (ed.), Agni: The Vedic Ritual of the Fire Altar, Vol. II. Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press. 

Parpola, Asko, 1983. The passages of the Jaiminiya Srautasutra dealing with the Agnicayana, together with Bhavatrata's commentary: The Sanskrit text, an English translation and notes. Pp. 700-736 in: Frits Staal (ed.), Agni: The Vedic Ritual of the Fire Altar, Vol. II. Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press. 

Parpola, Asko, 1984. On the Jaiminiya and Vadhula traditions of South India and the Pandu / Pandava problem. Studia Orientalia (memoriae Jussi Aro dedicata) 55 (22): 429-468. Helsinki. 

Parpola, Asko, 1985. Field research on Sama-Vedic traditions in South India. University Circle: The Newsletter of the University of Helsinki 4 (2): 6-10. Helsinki. 

Parpola, Asko, 1985. The Sky-Garment: A study of the Harappan religion and its relation to the Mesopotamian and later Indian religions. (Studia Orientalia, 57.) Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society. 216 pp. + 35 figs. on 25 pp. 

Parpola, Asko, 1986. Jaiminiya texts and the first feeding of solid food. Pp. 68-96 in: Asko Parpola & Bent Smidt Hansen (eds.), South Asian Religion and Society. (Studies on Asian Topics, 11.) London: Curzon Press & Riverdale, MD: The Riverdale Company. 

Parpola, Asko, 1988. The coming of the Aryans to Iran and India and the cultural and ethnic identity of the Dasas. Studia Orientalia 64: 195-302. Helsinki.  (Unauthorised partial reprint: International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics 17 (2), June 1988: 85-229. Trivandrum.)

Parpola, Asko, 1989 (1990). Astral proper names in India: An analysis of the oldest sources, with argumentation for an ultimately Harappan origin. Brahmavidya : The Adyar Library Bulletin 53: 1-53. Madras. 

Parpola, Asko, 1990. Intian 3000-vuotinen Veda-uskonto. Pp. 56-58 teoksessa: Juhlanäyttely Tiedon jäljet 7.9--27.10.1990 Porthania Hallituskatu 11 (1640-1990: Universitas Helsingiensis 350). Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto. 

Parpola, Asko, 1990. Den indiska 3000-åriga Veda-religionen. Pp. 56-58 i: Jubileumsutställning Vetenskapens spår 7.9--27.10.1990 Porthania Regeringsgatan 11 (1640-1990: Universitas Helsingiensis 350). Helsingfors: Helsingfors universitet.

Parpola, Asko, 1990. Veda: The 3000-year-old religion of India. Pp. 56-58 in: Jubilee exhibition In search of knowledge 7.9--27.10.1990 Porthania Hallituskatu 11 (1640-1990: Universitas Helsingiensis 350). Helsinki: University of Helsinki.

Parpola, Asko, 1992. Hindulaisuuden viisi vuosituhatta: Durgan kultin alkuperästä. Pp. 48-74 teoksessa: Juha ja Katja Pentikäinen (toim.), Uskonnot maailmassa. Porvoo - Helsinki - Juva: WSOY.

Parpola, Asko, 1992. The metamorphoses of Mahisa Asura and Prajapati. Pp. 275-308 in: A.W. van den Hoek, D.H.A. Kolff and M.S. Oort (eds.), Ritual, state and history in South Asia: Essays in honour of J.C. Heesterman. (Memoirs of the Kern Institute, 5.) Leiden: E.J. Brill.

Parpola, Asko, 1994. On the formation of the Mimamsa and the problems concerning Jaimini, with particular reference to the teacher quotations and the Vedic schools. Part II. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens und Archiv für indische Philosophie 38 (Festschrift Gerhard Oberhammer): 293-308. Wien.

Parpola, Asko, 1995. Professor E. R. Sreekrishna Sarma (1922-1994). Acta Orientalia 56: 16-24. Copenhagen.

Potts, Daniel T., Asko Parpola, Simo Parpola and J. Tidmarsh, 1996 [1997]. Guhlu and guggulu. Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 86 (Festschrift für Hans Hirsch): 291-305. Wien.

Parpola, Asko, 1996. On the Upagrantha(sûtra) of the Sâmaveda: 1. Contents and textual  divisions. Pp. 91-121 in: Nalini Balbir et Georges-Jean Pinault avec la collaboration de Jean  Fezas (éds.), Langue, style et structure dans le monde indien: Centenaire de Louis Renou. Actes du Colloque international (Paris, 25-27 janvier 1996). (Bibliothèque de l'École  des Hautes Études, Sciences historiques et philologiques, 334.) Paris: Honoré Champion.

Parpola, Asko, 1999. The Uttara-Gâna and the Kalpasûtra of the Jaiminîyas: Important additions  of the corpus of extant Sâmavedic texts. Paper read at the Second International Vedic  Workshop, Kyoto University, 30 October - 2 November 1999.

Parpola, Asko, 1999 [2000]. Vâc as a Goddess of Victory in the Veda and her relation to Durgâ.  Zinbun: Annals of the Institute for
Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, 34 (2):  101-143.

Parpola, Asko, 2002. Comments on “Indigenous Indoaryans and the Rgveda”.  The Journal of  Indo-European Studies 30 (3-4): 395-399.

Parpola, Asko, 2002. From the dialects of Old Indo-Aryan to Proto-Indo-Aryan and Proto-Iranian.  Pp. 43-102 in: Nicholas Sims-Williams (ed.), Indo-Iranian languages and peoples.  (Proceedings of the British Academy, 116.) London: The British Academy.

Parpola, Asko, 2002. Pre-Proto-Iranians of Afghanistan as initiators of S’âkta Tantrism: On the  Scythian/Saka affiliation of the Dâsas,
Nuristanis and Magadhans.  Iranica Antiqua 37: 231-322. Leuven: Peeters.

Parpola, Asko, 2004. From archaeology to a stratigraphy of Vedic syncretism. The banyan tree and the water buffalo as Harappan-Dravidian symbols of royalty, inherited in succession by Yama, Varuna and Indra, divine kings of the first three layers of Aryan speakers in South Asia. Pp. 479-515 in: Arlo Griffiths & Jan E. M. Houben (eds.), The Vedas: Texts, language & ritual. Proceedings of the Third International Vedic Workshop, Leiden  2002. (Groningen Oriental Studies, 20.) Groningen: Egbert Forsten.

Parpola, Asko, 2004 [2005]. Gandhâra Graves and the Gharma pot, the Nâsatyas and the nose: In pursuit of the chariot twins. Pp. 102-128 in: M. F. Kosarev, P. M. Kozhin & N. A. Dubova (red.), U istokov tsivilizatsii: Sbornik statej k 75-letiyu Viktora Ivanovicha Sarianidi. Moskva: Staryj sad. [To be reprinted in: Ancient Pakistan (Peshawar), vol. 16.]

Parpola, Asko, 2005. The Nâsatyas, the chariot and Proto-Aryan religion. Journal of Indological Studies 16-17 (2004-2005): 1-63. Kyoto: Association for the Study of Indian Thought. (PDF)

Parpola, Asko, 2006. Vedic Aryan India of the Samhitâs. In: Stanley Wolpert (ed.-in-chief), Encyclopedia of India. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons Reference Books.

Parpola, Asko, in press (2006). Human sacrifices in India in Vedic times and before. In: Jan Bremmer (ed.), Human sacrifice.

 


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