Sarasvati: sa_gara, samudra; 'cults' and meanings

Lakshmi Srinivas lsrinivas at YAHOO.COM
Thu May 28 21:22:04 UTC 1998

---"S. Kalyanaraman" <kalyan97 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> On another note, see how archaeologists can do better than the
> lexicographers? Sir John Marshall uses the term 'cult object' and
> every analyst thereafter gets trapped in the lead. The only 'cult'
> evidence we seem to find is the emergence and stabilisation of a
> bronze-age culture, apart from burnt bricks.

Almost all the writers on the subject use this term. It is a
convenient working name for the object while one theorizes about
it.However if you were to propose a better term for it, I would be
happy to use it.

Warm Regards.
Lakshmi Srinivas

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