Re: [INDOLOGY] The Vedic "Sādhyas"

Jan E.M. Houben jemhouben at
Wed May 10 21:15:28 UTC 2017

An important appendix in
Kuiper, F.B.J. 1979. Varuṇa and Vidūṣaka. On the Origin of Sanskrit Drama.
Amsterdam: North-Holland Publ. Comp.
deals precisely with the Vedic "Sādhyas" (in a "structuralist" fashion).

Another important study is:
Heesterman, J.C. 1996. « Die Sādhyas und die Kult des Feuers ». Studien zur
Indologie und Iranistik 20: 117-143.

A study in the light of my theory of the virtual causality of ritual
(e.g. « Formal Structure and Self-referential Loops in Vedic Ritual. » In :
Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual, I: Grammar and Morphology of
Ritual (sous la dir. de A. Michaels et A. Mishra) : 29-63. Wiesbaden :
is found in:
“Les perfectibles (sādhyá) entre circularité et causalité du rituel
védique.” In: Aux Abords de la Clairière : études indiennes et comparées en
l’honneur de Charles Malamoud, sous la dir. de D’Intino, Silvia et Caterina
Guenzi, Turnhout, Brepols  : 11-43. 2012.
of which I will be happy to send you and anyone interested an offprint
Jan Houben


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Sources et histoire de la tradition sanskrite

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*École Pratique des Hautes Études*

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On 10 May 2017 at 20:01, Ofer Peres via INDOLOGY <
indology at> wrote:

> Dear list members,
> I would be very grateful for any reference to secondary literature on the
> Vedic "Sādhyas."
> Many thanks,
> Ofer Peres.
> The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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