Left and right

Stella Sandahl ssandahl at SYMPATICO.CA
Tue Nov 4 21:26:49 UTC 2008

> A friend of mine just asked me the following question:
  "historically, how do Indian traditions look at the ideas of left  
(or left-hand) and right (right-hand)?"
I have no idea. Does anybody know how the notion of the left  hand  
being inauspicious etc.  came about?
Latin sinistra seems to have the same connotations.


Professor Stella Sandahl
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