Date of the Veda

purushottama bilimoria pbilmo at
Tue Nov 12 23:59:15 UTC 1996

Have you looked at B G Tilak's revisions of Jacobi's dating system, which
he apparently discussed with Max Muller as well (in London at an Oriental
Conference)? I am no expert in the field and have some suspicions about
Tilak's pre-Hindutva urges, but the speculations he comes with and the
astronomical evidence he adduces are rivetting for a late Dipawali
atfernoon! See his Vedas in the
Arctic Age, and Orion (both from Poona).



On Tue, 12 Nov 1996, Boris Oguibenine wrote:

> On Wed,  6 Nov 1996 23:09:11 GMT, Edwin F Bryant wrote:
> >I am doing research involving the antiquity of the Veda.  Can any one
> >refer me to sources, over the last century or more, that have contributed 
> >to establishing the commonly assigned date of circa 1200 BCE (apart from
> >Max Muller's assignment of 200 year periods for the various texts back 
> >dated from the beginning of the Buddhist period, which he later
> >acknowledged was totally arbitrary)? Is there any material that has
> >contested these dates (apart from Winternitz)?  Most especially, is there
> >any more recent material discussing the problems of Vedic dating (by which
> >I intend the whole corpus including Braahma.nas etc.)?  Any references at
> >all would be much appreciated.  Thank you.  Edwin Bryant  Columbia 
> >University.
> See among other secondary sources J. Gonda, Vedic Literature, if it 
> escaped your attention

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