To whom is the Southern PaJcatantra attributed?
jpo at UTS.CC.UTEXAS.EDU
Wed Sep 1 12:05:29 UTC 2004
In the southern Pancatantra also the name of the Brahmin remains the
same, he is Visnusarvan -- in Hertel's edition, p. 4, right after
verse 9 of the introduction.
>Most (all?) `north-western' versions of the PaJcatantra are attributed to a
>brahmin named ViSNuzarman at the court of a king Amarazakti in a city called
>MahilAropya. I have in mind that the so-called Southern PaJcatantra is
>attribed to brahmin at the court of King Sudarzana in PATalIputra.
>Is this the case? What was the brahmin's name? The answer would surely be
>Hertel, J. 1906. Das südliche PaJcatantra. Sanskrittext der Rezension B mit
>den Lesarten der besten Hss. der Rezension A. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner.
>(Abhandlungen der phi-lologisch-historischen Klasse der Koenigl.
>Saechsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften 24, no. 5).
>Unfortunately I don't have easy access to this volume. Can anyone help me
>With many thanks in advance and greetings from the first day of Australian
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