[INDOLOGY] poison

Tieken, H.J.H. H.J.H.Tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl
Sat Jun 6 07:20:18 UTC 2020

Dear Jonathan,

Book 14, Chapter 1 of the Arthaśāstra provides recipes for poisons for killing enemies. One example: powder made from the speckled frog, Kauṇḍinyaka-insect  .... all this mixed with the sap of the Bhallāṭaka-tree ... causes instant death. The smoke of these products has the same effect. But where will you colleague find a speckled frog?

Best, Herman

Herman Tieken
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2515 BP Den Haag
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