Notes about India from Classical sources available.
Anand V Raman
A.Raman at NZ.AC.MASSEY
Tue Nov 17 04:36:03 UTC 1992
Indhist (Version 1.0) is a program similar to the UNIX (BSD) fortune
program. Each time it is invoked it prints a random record from its
database. Only, its database consists of notes about India from
Classical sources. I have drawn mainly upon the translations of
Megasthanes and Arrian's works by John W McCrindle.
It (The Indhist project), the present version of which only runs under
UNIX, also includes a program to create a named pipe on the filesystem
which seems to have a different content (record) each time it is looked
Chris Wooff has kindly consented to make Indhist available as a
UNIX SHAR from the Indology Listserver. It is stored in Lpunch
format and is ready to go as of now. I hope you enjoy using it.
- & (anand v raman)
# The following signature is a random selection from Indhist 1.0
# For more information on Indhist, mail A.Raman at massey.ac.nz
Megasthanes, in the second book of his Indika, says that when the Indians
are at supper a table is placed before each person, this being like a
tripod. There is placed upon it a golden bowl, into which they first put
rice, boiled as one would boil barley, and then they add many dainties
prepared according to Indian receipts.
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