kmcgrath at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Dec 1 19:29:34 UTC 1998
I am working on Karn.a in MBh., and consider him somewhat 'archaic' as a
hero. His many references to daivam are thus, for me, somewhat
pre-classical in a sense.
I do take your point though.
On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Alf Hiltebeitel wrote:
> 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.
> > Thanks,
> > Kevin McGrath.
> > Sanskrit Dept.
> > Harvard College.
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