/ 'Masyarakat adat Halmahera: Newcrest bongkar hutan adat kami dan langgar hukum', press release Walhi and Jatam
, 23 December 2003.
There is, of course, a precedent for this in Kalidasa's poem, where the yaksa alludes to the cloud's ancestry from a glorious family of clouds and his role as Indra's personal aide (jatam
vamse bhuvanavidite puskaravartakanam | janami tvam prakrtipurusam kamarapam maghonah ||; MS 6).
jata pitivasa nari dinna nari pativvasa | vihava puttavasa nari natthi nari sayamvasa || jatam
piya rakkhanti, mata-piti-sasu-devaradinna | piti-bhati-putta-vihavam, guru-gani-ganini ya ajjam pi || VavBh 1589-90 A woman, when born, is under her father's control; when "given," a woman is under her husband's control; when widowed, she is under her son's control.
II.25.1cd jatena jatam
ati sa pra sarsrte / yam-yam yujam krnute brahmanas patih "That one overtakes the one born (of another) with (his own) offspring, whomever Brahmanaspati makes into his ally." (1d=2d-5d)
[ath.sub.a]o samudraj jatam
, tat sura daranam bhava /4/