Rgveda from Magadha?

dean_anderson at SACARI.ORG dean_anderson at SACARI.ORG
Fri Jan 24 00:58:40 UTC 2003

Thank you. I have the book on my shelf, but haven't read it yet. I'll pull
it down now.

Dean Anderson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Madhav Deshpande" <mmdesh at UMICH.EDU>
To: <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 5:06 PM
Subject: Re: Rgveda from Magadha?

I have discussed in some detail the connection of the ZAkalya RV to the
MANDUkeya tradition in my article "Genesis of the RV Retroflexion" which
appeared in the volume Aryan and Non-Aryan in India edited by myself and
Peter E. Hook.  This article is also included in my book Sanskrit and
Prakrit: Sociolinguistic Issues.  The connection to Magadha is based on a
reference in the SAMkhAyana AraNyaka VII.13 (Keith's edn of the Aitareya
AraNyaka, p. 309) which says that Madhyama MANDUkeya, the son of PrAtibodhI,
was a MagadhavAsI "resident of Magadha.

Madhav Deshpande

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> From:         dean_anderson at SACARI.ORG
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> Sent:         Thursday, January 23, 2003 3:25 PM
> To:   INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
> Subject:           Rgveda from Magadha?
> Deshpande says:
> -".ZAkalya was only one of the editors of the Rgveda, and that his
> represents only one of several. We know that ZAkalya based his recension
> part on the earlier recension of MANDUkeya which was prevalent in the
> northeastern region of Magadha, while the original Rgvedic hymns were
> composed in the northwestern region."
> Deshpande, Madhav M. 1995Vedic Aryans, non-Vedic Aryans, and non-Aryans:
> Judging the linguistic evidence of the Veda. In George Erdosy (Ed.), The
> Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia: Language, Material Culture and
> (pp. 67-84). New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
> Why is it thought that there is a Magadha source for ZAkalya?
> Dean Anderson

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