help in finding a vesya--well, a book anyway

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Fri Nov 21 18:42:25 UTC 2003

Have you checked out the bibliography of his works in The Ludwik
Sternback Felicitation Volume (Lucknow: Akhila Bharatiya Sanskrit
Parishad, 1979, v. 1 p. 25-56)?


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>>> silk at HUMNET.UCLA.EDU 11/20/03 05:59PM >>>

I have been looking to see a copy of Sternbach's work on Vesya:
Synonyms and Aphorisms. I am afraid that even the exact publication
data are not quite clear to me. There seems to have been a book, and
then several articles supplementing it (but even this I am not
entirely sure about). Any hints about the publication details, and
where actual copies might be found, would be appreciated.

thanks so much, jonathan

PS:  this I *think* is quite different from a book I do have before
me: Ga.nikaa-v.tta-sa.mgraha.h or Texts on Courtezans in Classical
Sanskrit. But perhaps the latter is a compilation of the former
materials? (If so, I miss what he somewhere claims is a compilation
of over 330 synonyms for vezyaa...)
Jonathan Silk
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Center for Buddhist Studies
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phone: (310)206-8235
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