Dating the Santi parvan and Anusasana parvan.

l.m.fosse at l.m.fosse at
Mon Jul 10 06:30:24 UTC 1995

>To the multiple receipients of Indology discussion group,
> I am currently engaged in researching my M.A. Thesis on "Dana/Daksina
>in the Mahabharata", specifically bks.12 & 13. At present I am trying to
>obtain as much information as possible on the date and historical
>context of these two books. I have read Hopkins' *The Great Epic of
>India*, and "The Bharata and The Great-Bharata", and have recently
>obtained a copy of Yardi's *The Mahabharata:It's genesis and growth*,
>but I am unaware of any other texts which deal with this issue at any
>length. I would be greatly indebted to anyone who could provide me with
>any other references or general advice on this topic.

I would strongly advice you not to pay too much attention to Yardi's work.
Yardi uses statistical techniques in a very uncritical manner, and his
results are not reliable.

Best regards,

Lars Martin Fosse

Lars Martin Fosse
Research Fellow
Department of East European
and Oriental Studies
P. O. Box 1030, Blindern
N-0315 OSLO Norway

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