Date of usage of the word Bhaarata to denote India

Christopher Wallis bhairava11 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 24 17:13:54 UTC 2010

Dear esteemed colleagues,

Happy holidays.  I am reading and translating a very late ha.tha-yoga text
called the Yoga-Kar.nikaa, the date of which can possibly be determined by
its use of the phrase* bhaarate*.  Does anyone know the
earliest usage of Bhaarata in the meaning "India"?  I am guessing 19th
century, but I really don't know.

thank you,
Chris Wallis


Christopher D. Wallis, M.A. (Cal), M.Phil. (Oxon)

University of California at Berkeley

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