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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