roots for binding and release in the RV

jkirk jkirk at SPRO.NET
Mon Oct 16 15:27:15 UTC 2006

Good lord! I thought this email was about S&M in the old RV (recreational 
and deleted it before reading. Resembled spam I get occasionally.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Deshpande, Madhav" <mmdesh at UMICH.EDU>
Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 5:21 AM
Subject: Re: roots for binding and release in the RV

Of some use may be an old article of mine:  1993.  "The Changing Grammar of 
Salvation." Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Vols. 
LXXII-LXXIII, pp. 275-294.

Madhav M. Deshpande

-----Original Message-----
From: Indology on behalf of Alfred Collins
Sent: Mon 10/16/2006 1:55 AM
Subject: roots for binding and release in the RV

Many years ago I began a project that I never completed on these concepts as 
they applied to 1) creation/emission of the world, 2) poetic speech, 3) the 
opening of the atmosphere (antariksa), day, and year in sacrifice, 4) 
Indra's opening of Vala, the cow-stalls, etc. 5) Vrtra's binding, and so on.
The idea, which generated many sheets of examples, was to cover the most 
important roots that named these ideas (vr, ubj, si/sa, bandh, srj, srath, 
muc, dar, etc.), including verbal and nominal forms. The aim is mainly to 
get a sense of the semantics of the ideas but also how they are expressed 
grammatically and syntactically. I'm thinking of finishing the project, but 
am out of date in my knowledge of the literature since around the mid 80's. 
Gonda and Mayrhofer and their generation (and before) I know pretty well. 
After that it is spotty.  Appreciate references and ideas, including post RV 
usage (mainly late vedic and epic). Or maybe somebody already did it?
Al Collins

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