Q: Black Draupadi?
Chandan Raghava Narayan
cnarayan at uclink2.berkeley.edu
Tue Aug 19 16:39:34 UTC 1997
Dumezil was champion of the New Comparative school of IE mythology which
found a tripartite division in Indo-European myths and ideology, i.e., a
first "function" contractual/religious domain, a second function martial
force domain (ksatriya), and a third function pastoral, agricultural
domain. For more on Dumezil's paradigm, consult C. Scott Littleton's The
New Comparative Mythology(Berkeley, and Los Angeles 1982)
I, too, am unfamiliar with his views on polyandry.
Chandan R. Narayan
On Tue, 19 Aug 1997, David R. Israel wrote:
> Regarding Draupadi's polyandry, Vidhyanath Rao wrote:
> > And, of course, Dumezil had a very different explanation for this. I
> > have never seen any of those who claim that Draupadi's polyandry is
> > a sign primitivity to attempt to explain why Dumezil must be wrong.
> > I am not even sure that many of those even knew what Dumezil had to
> > say.
> I'm among those who don't know what Dumerzil had to say on this (or
> any other) topic. Might you care to share (in some summary form) the
> view / interpretation / idea(s) in question?
> advance thanks,
> > david raphael israel <
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