non-elite CT names (Re: Telugu history)

Narayan S. Raja raja at IFA.HAWAII.EDU
Fri Mar 17 21:29:58 UTC 2000

On Fri, 17 Mar 2000, Periannan Chandrasekaran wrote:

> --- Lakshmi Srinivas <lsrinivas at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

> > Are there any reliably known names of the common
> > people from the CT texts? If you omit the names of the
> > kings, poets, famous chieftains etc , that is.
> one may survey the rich  cast of the great CT epic "cilappatikAram":

[...list of names deleted...]

> The Jain monk guiding the hero/heroine: kavunti

Kavunti is a nun (i.e., a female), if I remember rightly,
not a monk (i.e., a male).



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