oa Alternation - A Joussian oral engagement with the Yajna

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



In this article an attempt is made to present Joussian theory on the psycho-physiology of geste, and thereafter illustrate how this theory has evolved through the performance of the yajna as metaphorically depicted in the Purusa Sukta of the Vedic oral milieu. This is done by concentrating on the following oral style elements: * the transformation of energy; * humanity's replaying actions of the universe; and * humanity's spontaneity to revivify the past geste voluntarily.

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