Regarding translations of the Veda,
-Steel Deal- <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> You can try to contact the Arya Samaj.
> They have by far the BEST translation and Sanskrit reproduction
> I have read.
Except that the interpretations of the Veda contained
in their translations are extremely unusual and unique.
If you want to understand the Veda from an Arya Samajist
perspective, get this translation. But if you want to
understand the Veda from an orthodox perspective, your
best bet is to seek out a learned teacher.