The Great Epic of India; Its Character and Origin

The Great Epic of India; Its Character and Origin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...three. The present text of the Ramayana shows many cases of tristubhs and jagatls interpolated into the middle of a cloka section. Some of these at least are clearly the finale of former chapters. Thus R. vi, 69, 15 looks like an inserted jagati, but its function is to close the chapter in G. 48, 13. So R. vi, 69, 88-96 appear as a group of interpolated tristubhs; but in G. the same group is a tag to chapter 49. Probably the break in R. vi, 69, 44, G. 49, 31, is the original finis of a chapter. Occasionally, when one edition breaks a chapter, only the new division is found to have tristubh or jagati, as an accepted sign of conclusion, as in R. iii, 11, after 70; G. 16, 41. A special function of the later tristubh is to produce pathetic effect.1 In this guise it wins new life and makes whole chapters, as in R. v, 28, where the burden of the chapter is expressed by ha Rama ha Laksmana ha Sumitre, etc.; or in R. iv, 24 (not in G.), a lament, the dolorous style of which may be illustrated by the reminiscent verses, 13-14: prapto 'smi papmanam idam vayasya bhratur vadhat Tvastravadhad ive 'ndrah papmanam Indrasya mahl jalam ca vrksaq ca kainam jagrhuh striyaq ca, etc. Closely allied is the employment of the tristubh to describe not mental conditions but operations of nature. The Vedio pra vata vanti patayanti vidyutah, RV., v, 83, 4, appears in 1 This begins in the Mahabharata u an extension of the tag-function. Compare the illustrations Riven in A. J. Phil., vol. xix, p. 18 ft. A good example of the sentimental effect, intensification of horrors, etc., deputed to the tristubh by predilection, is found in B., T, 54, 30 ff. The action is in clokas. The moral effect is given by the following tristubhs. It. iv, 28, 45 as varsapravega vipulah patanti more

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