Cords and bamboo rods in ancient India

mohkamsing n.mohkamsing at WORLDONLINE.NL
Tue May 16 18:26:49 UTC 2000

Dear Lindegaard,
Though not eaxactly what you're looking, the following two articles may be
helpful: Frits Staal's "MAna: Vedic" and Bruno Dagen's "MAna in the Arts:
Architecture and Image-making", which occured in KalAtattvakosha, edited by
B. Baumer, Vol. II, 355-84, N. Delhi: IGNCA, 1992.
Narender Mohkamsing
[Leiden, The Netherlands]

> From: Toke Lindegaard Knudsen <tlk at POST.COM>
> Subject: Cords and bamboo rods in ancient India
> Date: dinsdag 16 mei 2000 11:37
> Dear members of Indology,
> I am interested in the accuracy of methods for the measuring out and
> construction of different arenas and altars in ancient Indian ritual
> specifically as described in the zulbasUtras).  The methods involves
> cords and bamboo rods.  Is there any good studies (or other literature)
> rope making in ancient India (what materials were used, thickness of a
> general rope/cord, etc.)?  I am also interested in similar literature on
> bamboo; what sorts of bamboo grow in India, how straight are the bamboo
> rods, etc.  If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.
> Sincerely,
> Toke Lindegaard Knudsen
> (Copenhagen/Denmark)
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