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

Dean Michael Anderson eastwestcultural at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 5 05:01:11 UTC 2016


      From: Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>
 To: Dean Michael Anderson <eastwestcultural at yahoo.com> 
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 Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Earliest attestation of the elements in Indian thought?
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*
Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
Department of History and Classics
University of Alberta, Canada


On 31 August 2016 at 12:11, Dean Michael Anderson via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

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From: Dean Michael Anderson <eastwestcultural at yahoo.com>
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Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:07:38 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Earliest attestation of the elements in Indian thought?
Does anyone know which text has the earliest mention of the four or five elements?
Dean AndersonEast West Cultural Institute


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