humor/comedy - indian & comparative

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at
Tue Feb 11 11:30:06 UTC 1997

On Tue, 11 Feb 1997, Kishore Krshna wrote:

> Can anyone point me to work on humor/comedy in Indian literature?

For some years, Richard Gombrich has been plugging away at the idea that
the earliest Buddhist canon, and perhaps even the Buddha himself, used
humour as an important device in ridiculing and superceding orthodox
brahmanical religion.  See especially his recent _How Buddhism Began_
(London, Athlone, 1996). 

Best wishes, 

Dominik Wujastyk               Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine
email: d.wujastyk at          183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England
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