Date of Jyotisa Vedanga

Michael Witzel witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Wed Mar 22 16:29:24 UTC 2000

>> assuming the Sanskrit used in the 20th century text...."
>> --  Well, we are in the 21st now...

Swaminathan Madhuresan:
>We go straight from c. 1 B.C. to c. 1 A.D. No 0 B.C/A.D in between.
>Then 2000 A.D. is 20th century.

Nice point! However, discussed for a long time... and not in (common)
people's mind.
Who will celebrate the New Millennium next Jan 1st???

But again, it underlines with what kind of concepts we approach items of
dating, calenders,retention of old(er) concepts, etc. etc.

Michael Witzel
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