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Title: Sura (The Liquor and the VedicSacrifice)
Author: Kolhatkar, Madhavi Bhaskar
Item Code: ISBN9788124601143
Publisher: D.K. Publications, Delhi
Edition: 1st ed., Date: 1999, 218 pp., HB
Description: In spelling out the social, medicinal and ritualistic significance of sautramani, the author also shows how the Brahmanas often compare it with a soma sacrifice and how sautramani itself has evolved over the time. In the context of the Vedic ritual, she also highlight the heirarchic contentions between the brahmanas and the ksatriyas in the ancient Indian society.