[INDOLOGY] Chinkara (a gazelle)
wujastyk at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 23:31:03 UTC 2019
My index in Roots of Ayurveda says
chinkara, Gazella gazella
(Pallas)?: mṛgamātṛkā, 77
My private reference for that was
Prater, S. H (1993). *The book of Indian animals*. Bombay, Delhi, etc.:
Oxford University Press, fourth edn., page 268.
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
South Asia at the U of A:
On Fri, 22 Feb 2019 at 16:23, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear John,
> I worked quite hard on animals when I was writing *The Roots of Ayurveda*
> (3rd ed, Penguin 2003). There's a Sansksrit-English and English-Sanskrit
> index, and I give the sources I used in a compressed bibliography at the
> end of my Introduction. The publications of the Bombay Natural History
> Society were invaluable.
> Professor Dominik Wujastyk <http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>
> Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
> Department of History and Classics
> University of Alberta, Canada
> South Asia at the U of A:
> On Fri, 15 Feb 2019 at 11:28, John Huntington via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> Dear list members,
>> I am working on a very modest terminology and illustrated list of animals
>> that occur in Buddhism. Unfortunately one, the Chinkara a (small gazelle)
>> which repeatedly appears to either side of the Dharmachakra in most
>> sculptures oof the first turning, does not appear to have a verifiable
>> Sanskrit name. In essence, it is the "deer" of the 'deer park' translation
>> of "mṛgadava."
>> The creature depicted does not (or *very* rarely) has branched antlers
>> (a deer characteristic) but gently curving horns which it does not shed (an
>> antelope gazelle characteristic).
>> My sincere appreciation for any help or references.
>> Best to all
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