Purūravas and Urvaśī

  title={Purūravas and Urvaśī},
  author={J. C. G. Wright},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={526 - 547}
  • J. C. Wright
  • Published 1 October 1967
  • Geology
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
It is customary to describe the Ṛavedic dialogue of Purūravas and Urvaśī (ṚV 10.95, referred to hereafter as D) either as the source ‘from which all the different versions have originated … an exaltation of a popular fairy-tale’ (H. D. Velankar, The Vikramorvaśīya, New Delhi, 1961, xxxxiii) or as ‘ein einheitliches festgefügtes Kunstwerk’ based on the fairy-tale narrated ‘im alten schlichten Märchenstil’ in Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa, 11.5.1 (K. F. Geldner). 
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