[INDOLOGY] Earliest attestation of the elements in Indian thought?

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 17:26:13 UTC 2016

See the sophisticated study "Mahābhūtas
by Karin Preisendanz in *Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism*, that considers
this topic from several previously unproblematized angles.

Karin Preisendanz, “Mahābhūtas”, in:
*​​Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism*, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene
Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 04 September
2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_2050180>
First published online: 2012

Professor Dominik Wujastyk* <http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>
Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
Department of History and Classics <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
University of Alberta, Canada


On 31 August 2016 at 12:11, Dean Michael Anderson via INDOLOGY <
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> Does anyone know which text has the earliest mention of the four or five
> elements?
> Best,
> Dean Anderson
> East West Cultural Institute

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