Isogamy in Mahabharata 5.33.98

adheesh sathaye adheesh at OCF.BERKELEY.EDU
Tue May 31 21:44:43 UTC 2005

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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