Isogamy in Mahabharata 5.33.98

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan palaniappa at AOL.COM
Sat Jun 4 21:43:26 UTC 2005

In fact, my question was partly based on Goldman's work. Given their own
history of hypergamy, why would the Bhargavas introduce a rule requiring

S. Palaniappan

On Tue, 31 May 2005 16:44:43 -0500, adheesh sathaye
<adheesh at OCF.BERKELEY.EDU> wrote:

>Robert Goldman's _Gods, Priests, and Warriors_ (1976) examines the
>anuloma marriages of the Bhargava Brahmans in the Sanskrit Mbh.
>Adheesh Sathaye
>University of Chicago
>On May 30, 2005, at 11.18 PM, Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan wrote:
>> In Van Buitenen's translation of Mahabharata, we find in the Viduraniti
>> section (5.33.98)
>> "If he weds in his rank and not beneath him
>> Is friendly and deals and converses with equals,
>> And gives first place to the quality,
>> He is wise and his ways are well-conducted."
>> Given the instances of hypergamy seen in Mahabharata, has anybody
>> commented
>> on this?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Regards
>> S. Palaniappan

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