The Oral Style of the R̥gveda

Oral Tradition, 35 (2021):3-36 1. The Study of R̥gvedic Repetitions1  In the second volume of his 1877 edition of the R̥gveda, Theodor Aufrecht collects about three thousand repeated verses and phrases from that text. Beginning with the paired Vālakhilya hymns 8.49-52, which he describes as “two versions of the same material . . . like two […]

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