[INDOLOGY] Draupadii and polyandry

Joydeep jbagchee at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 23:08:32 UTC 2018

Dear Harry,

For a clarification of Witzel’s views as a textual critic, see *Philology
and Criticism*, Conclusion: Textual Criticism and Indology. The entire file
is available here: https://www.academia.edu/36999444/Philology_and_Criticism.
On the attempted stratification of the BhG (and Artur’s reference to
“earlier strata”) see “Paradigm Lost: The Application of the
Historical-Critical Method to the Bhagavadgītā,” available here:
https://www.academia.edu/30431442/Paradigm_Lost. See especially the table
on pp. 259–61.



Dr. Joydeep Bagchee
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Academia.edu Homepage <https://fu-berlin.academia.edu/JoydeepBagchee>

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On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 5:24 PM Harry Spier <hspier.muktabodha at gmail.com>

> On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 12:18 PM Joydeep via INDOLOGY
>> How are you identifying the “earlier strata” of the epic?
> 1) I'd be interested if someone could  point out the scholarly articles
> on  relative dating of different parts of the Mahabharata.?
> 2) Could the techniques Michael Witzel pointed out years ago in this
> posting  to relatively date the books or the Ramayana  be used.  I.e
> relative occurance of  vai or similar words in vedic position 2 versus
> elsewhere. ?
> http://list.indology.info/pipermail/indology_list.indology.info/2000-March/020863.html
> 3) Could a similar technique be used with other linguistic
> characteristics.I.e. relative occurance of linguistic characteristics  that
> are uncommon in vedic but common in classical sanskrit.  Whitney noted use
> of passive constructions,  participles instead of verbs, substitution of
> compounds for sentences as characteristic of the change from vedic to the
> classical language.
> Harry Spier

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