Iranians in Ancient India
Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Wed May 27 15:01:08 UTC 1998
In a message dated 98-05-27 10:41:42 EDT, thompson at JLC.NET writes:
<< > can anybody give me a reference to Sanskrit texts or secondary
>mentioning the presence of Iranians (Magas or otherwise) in Ancient or
>>Mediaeval India (especially, in historical Magadha/Bihar)?
Perhaps it is not too late to respond to this interesting question.
Since my own interest is Vedic, particularly the RV, most of these notes
are focussed there [I apologize if this has little reference to the Magadha
/ Bihar area]. >>
It will be useful to know why a bard called mAgadha (name supposedly derived
from magadha) is used in the sacrificial rituals supposedly of pre-Vedic
origins as discussed by Parpola? To put it in other words why a bard is called
mAgadha in the first place? Secondly, why is a mAgadha used as opposed to a
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