Jonathan A. Silk, "The Nature of the Verses of the Kāśyapaparivarta"


The Kāsyapaparivarta consists of prose and verses, the latter probably significantly younger than the former. Despite a variety of suggestive types of evidence, in the end it is not possible to assert with confidence that the author of these verses was attempting to create an artificially archaic supplement to the theretofore wholly prose scripture. Aspects of grammar and metre are investigated in an effort to understand the possible history of the text.