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Why would one assume 'daivam' to be related to pre-classical Kshatriya
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On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Kevin McGrath wrote:
> Dear List Members,
> Does anyone have a good translation for epic 'daivam'?
> 'Fate' or 'destiny' seem to be terms which have very little relation to
> pre-classical kshatriya culture.
> I am aware of Shulman's article in the Heesterman Festschrift, but that is
> not conclusive.
> Devaat Aagatam does not really help us too much in explaining what is
> action for an epic kshatriya.
> Kevin McGrath.
> Sanskrit Dept.
> Harvard College.
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