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August 3, 2008

Jonathan Slocum

N.B. The email exchange below may have been edited, e.g. to remove content not essential to the main point(s) or to standardize English spelling/grammar.

Question

I am... very taken by the Sanskrit scholarship and the new approach to the Rigveda. Is there a translation by Karen Thomson and Jonathan Slocum of the Rigveda in the works, or available somewhere either in print or online?

D. L.

Answer

Alas, no: translating the full Rigveda would be a massive undertaking. While I personally can imagine developing software that might assist in such an effort, we have no funding for such a project and do not expect any to materialize.

J. S.