[INDOLOGY] Announcement: online CHSTM Science in Early South Asia seminar

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 18:29:15 UTC 2021

* Seminar link: https://www.chstm.org/early-south-asia
<https://www.chstm.org/early-south-asia>Time and topic:Monday, October 18,
2021 8:00 am to 9:30 am MDT (sign in to see details for your local
timezone) *

Prof. Emeritus K. G. Zysk, University of Copenhagen (URL
*Topic*: Mesopotamian and Indian Bird Omens

This presentation explores the relationship between bird omens that occur
in both the Sanskrit *Gārgīyajyotiṣa* Aṅga 42 and the Akkadian *Šumma Ālu* and
related Cuneiform tablets. After an overview of the Sanskrit omens and
their source, the study proceeds to compare the Indian and Mesopotamian
bird omens with special reference to the omens of the crow in an attempt to
show that the Akkadian omens was the archetype of the Sanskrit omen verses.
The paper concludes with a list of contents of Aṅga 42, followed by the
Sanskrit text and translation of verses 6-29 on the crow.

Downloads are provided at the above link solely for discussion at the
meeting of this working group.
Professor Dominik Wujastyk

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

Department of History, Classics, and Religion
University of Alberta, Canada

South Asia at the U of A:


SSHRC research: The Suśruta Project <http://sushrutaproject.org>
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