The Great Epic of India: Character and Origin of the Mahabharata
Long age when this book first appeared in the opening year of the century the great Epic, Mahabharata had not been thoroughly examined to see what literature it reflected had not received a careful investigation from the metrical side its philosophy had been reviewed only in a most haphazard fashion and its relation to other epic poetry had been almost judgement on the question of the date and origin of the poem of which scholars knew as yet this poem of which scholars knew as yet scarcely more than that before a definitive answer could be given the whole huge structure must be studied from many points of view.
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EPIC VERSIFICATION Continued pg
Ardhasamavrtta Mﬁtrachandas A Puspitigri and Aparavaktra
APPENDIX A PARALLEL Pnaasss m was TwO EPICS
Common forms of Qloka and Tristubh
_ U _ _ v _ aparavaktra Bharata bhavati Brahman brevis caesura catalectic chapter cited common Compare diﬁerent diiambus elements evam example ﬁfth ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁre ﬁrst ﬁve ﬁxed fourth vipula Gita Giti gloka gunas Harivanqa hemistich Holtzmann hypermetric intellect Jacobi jagati jiva karma Katha Krishna late later epic Mahabharata Mann Manu mentioned metre metrical modiﬁcations Nala occurs pada Pandu parallel passage philosophy phrase pida poem poet posterior pada Prakrti preceding prior pada pseudo-epic punah Purana puspitagra qloka rajas Rama Ramayana recognized referred Rig Veda rucira sacriﬁce Samkhya Sanskrit Sariikhya sarvam sattva says senses Sﬁtras soul spirit stanza syllable tale tasya tatha tato tristubh tvam twenty-ﬁfth Unmanifest upajati Upanishad Valmiki Vayu Vedic verse viii vipula Vishnu word yatha Yoga Yogin Yudhisthira