haMsa - goose, swan (Vogel)

Timothy C. Cahill tccahill at LOYNO.EDU
Sat Oct 12 12:20:14 EDT 2002


Well, if Vogel is wrong then what can I say...

kva jUlya-prabhavo haMsaH  kva cAlpaviSayo matih /

> Here's a delightful classic title - the author had an "omen-nomen":
> Vogel, Jean Philippe, (1871-1951). The goose in Indian literature and
> art. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1962. vi, 74 p. 12 plates. 28 cm.
> Vogel points out that the swan as such is not native to India. The
> haMsa is - of course - a goose.



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