[INDOLOGY] Tracing a verse in Kalhaṇa's Rājataraṅginī

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Thu Jul 23 07:37:52 EDT 2015


Hello Rohana,

     I have attached an article of mine that discusses these and similar
verses, and the division of Gauḍa and Drāviḍa.

Madhav Deshpande

On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 4:18 AM, Rohana Seneviratne <
rohana.seneviratne at orinst.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

>  Dear All,
>
>  I will be very much thankful if you could kindly help me locate the
> following verse in Kalhaṇa's Rājataraṅginī, which describes the ten classes
> of Brahmins. Many secondary works cite it as appearing in the Rājataraṅginī
> but does not give the exact reference.
>
>  “karṇāṭakāś ca tailaṅgā drāviḍā mahārāṣṭrakāḥ gurjarāś ceti pancaiva
> drāviḍā vindhyadakṣiṇe | sārasvatāḥ kānyakubjā gauḍā utkalamaithilāḥ
> pañcagauḍā iti khyātā vindhyasyottaravāsinaḥ.”
>
>  [The five Drāviḍa classes (Pañca Drāviḍas) living to the south of the
> Vindhyā (mountain range) are Karṇāṭakas (in Karnataka), Tailaṅgas (in
> Andhra), Drāviḍas (in Tamilnadu and Kerala), those in Mahārāṣṭra and those
> in Gurjaras (in Gujarat). Sārasvatas (in Punjab, Kashmir & Sindh),
> Kānyakubjas (in Uttar Pradesh), Gauḍas (in Kurukshetra and Rajasthan),
> Utkalas (in Orissa), and Maithilīs (in Bihar) living to the north of the
> Vindhya are known as the five Gauḍa classes (Pañca Gauḍas.)].
>
>  Thank you very much in advance.
>
>   Best Wishes,
> Rohana
> ------------------------------------------------
> Rohana Seneviratne
> DPhil Student in Sanskrit
> The Oriental Institute
> Faculty of Oriental Studies
> University of Oxford
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> United Kingdom
>
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Madhav M. Deshpande
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