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Dr. Ganesh Umakant Thite is Professor Emeritus in Sanskrit at the University of Pune. He has published several books including Sacrifice in the Brāhmaṇa Texts (1975), Medicine: Its Magico-religious Aspects in the Vedic and Later Literature (1981), and Music in the Veda (1996) as well as more than two hundred and fifty papers.
In addition to Vedic ritual, Dr. Thite drew attention to intellectual discussions and aspects of what he calls the “magico-religious” in Brāhmaṇa texts. As a result of his close attention to Vedic concepts, he has corrected misinterpreted English translations of numerous Vedic technical terms found not only in Vedic literature, but in other texts in which “Vedisms” are found. Dr. Thite continues to translate and research at Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in Pune.