two queries

Ashok Aklujkar ashok.aklujkar at UBC.CA
Tue Nov 25 01:15:43 UTC 2008

Dear George,

As I recall, P.K. Gode traces the history of betel chewing back to the 2nd
century B.C. (to Patanjali's Mahabhasya?). I do not have access to his
article at present. Kindly check the collection Allen Thrasher mentioned.

ashok aklujkar

On 11/24/08 1:16 PM, "George Hart" <glhart at BERKELEY.EDU> wrote:

> I learned that the earliest reference to betel chewing is in the
> Cilappatikaram (about 400 CE?).  Don't know if that is accurate.
> George Hart

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