This question is an extension of this one: How did Chinese recursion evolve? . In the comments, Mark Beadles helpfully pointed out that center-embedding is absent from Sanskrit in the early Vedic period, but you see some embedding in the later Vedic period.
The interesting thing about this is that the later Vedic period is past Homer's time by an amount too short for reasonable spreading of the technique. Further, Alexander the Great would not have brought Greek recursion to India until a few centuries later. So this might be a separate independent invention of recursion.
- What is the date of the earliest center embedding in Vedic Sanskrit?
- Is there any evidence of Greek/Indian contact which pre-dated this production?
This would be another nice data point in the fascinating history of the spread of recursive speaking and writing throughout the ancient world.