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In too deep: the tale of Vyāsa and Kāśisundarī in Tocharian A

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This is the story of how the mythical sage Vyāsa gets “ditched”. The hitherto untranslated Tocharian A fragments 110 and 111 (THT 743 and 744) contain the story of an ill-fated love affair between Vyāsa and a courtesan named Kāśisundarī, which ends with Vyāsa digging a ditch for his beloved and receiving a blow to the head. The text is established through the comparison with the only known parallel text of this narrative: a commentary on Udbhaṭasiddhasvāmin’s Viśeṣastava, of which only the Tibetan translation survives. This paper presents a new edition of the Tocharian fragments, a translation, and a linguistic and philological commentary.
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hal-03839398 , version 1 (04-11-2022)

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Véronique Kremmer. In too deep: the tale of Vyāsa and Kāśisundarī in Tocharian A: A new reading of THT 743 and 744 (A 110–111). Tocharian and Indo-European Studies , In press, 21. ⟨hal-03839398⟩
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