By Arundhati Roy
First released in 2001, this publication brings jointly all of Arundhati Roy's political writings thus far. This revised paperback variation contains new essays, written in early 2002: 'Democracy: who is She whilst She's now not at Home', which examines the terrible communal violence in Gujarat, and 'War speak: summer time video games with Nuclear Bombs', in regards to the hazard of nuclear conflict within the Subcontinent
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P. 233. 50 H. Frankfort : in Journal of Near Eastern Studies, XIV, 1955, p. 64. 51 W. Andrae : Die lonische Sdule, 1933, PL VII, and Frankfort : Art and Architecture of the Ancient Orient, 1954, pp. 222-4. FOREIGN INFLUENCE IN ANCIENT INDIA 46 in a relief representing what is evidently the ceiling of the palace, 52 paired lions, goats, horses (all -winged) and elephants are addorsed back to back supporting the architrave in precisely the manner of the bulls of Persepolis. 54 Again Pataliputra is suggested as the place where the idea was first introduced from Persia since a pair of stone figures of winged lions were excavated at Patna whose purpose may have originally been to support the throne in the Mauryan palace.
H. Gaster Thespis, 1950, p. 317f. : FOREIGN INFLUENCE IN ANCIENT INDIA 22 by exercising his powers over the waters of the Indra sky. plays precisely this role in the Eg Veda. 7). His opponent is Vrtra whose etymo66 a logy may be reduced to vr meaning "to hinder, restrain," as identifiable to the "cows" thunder clouds description referring (cf. 4) who jealously hold back their waters. 28). The identification of cows with clouds may enable us to recognize in Vrtra the Orthros of the Greeks* In Hesiod's Theogony Orthros is the hound of Geryon, the stealer of the cows of Hercules, 67 whom the hero destroys, thereby liberating his flocks.
243. L Legge : A Record of Buddhistic kingdoms, p. 77 ; and Beal, L. V. Onseley The oriental geography of Ibn HauJcal, 1800, pp. 128-9. Apollodorus : ii 1. para. 2 ; Strabo. VUL p. 373, and Pausanias para. 4. : ii. 16 CHAPTER V THE IMPACT OF GEEEK CULTURE UPON INDIA ONE seemingly unusual feature of tlie Mauryan capital of Pataliputra was the wooden wall, pierced with loopholes, suras described the by Megasthenes (Strabo. XV. 36). city rounding Excavation has revealed the veracity of this statement.