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Linguistic Traditions of Kashmir

Essays in Memory of Pandit Dinanath Yaksha

The present volume mainly consists of original research papers. It is not a collection or anthology in which specialists of the different aspects of Kashmirian use or study of language were invited to write essays surveying below

About This Book

The present volume mainly consists of original research papers. It is not a collection or anthology in which specialists of the different aspects of Kashmirian use or study of language were invited to write essays surveying the aspects best known to them or to produce state-of-the-art reports about the scholarly study of the aspects. An effort, however, has been made in the Introduction to provide the general background that a reader may need in order to situate the papers in the proper intellectual and historical context. The Introduction further outlines the themes that could and should be particularly explored to lead us to a fuller and sharper understanding of Kashmir's analytical engagement with language. The appendices toward the end of the volume then complement the Introduction by presenting objective and practical information about the manuscripts etc. of works in Sanskrit.

The volume could connect the results of the work done in the past with the work to be done in the future by adding to knowledge in the present because of the articles it attracted from veteran as well as upcoming researchers. The reader will find here discussions bearing upon texts, as well as discussions bearing upon the authors of texts; discussions devoted to elucidating single passages, as well as discussions exploring instances of intertextuality; and discussions exclusively addressing individual grammars, as well as discussions engaging in the relation of one grammatical school with another.

  • Foreword By : Kapila Vatsyayan
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124604403
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124604401
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2008
  • Pages : xxxiii, 609 p.
  • Bibliographic Details : Appendices; Indices
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 1050 gm


-- Kapila  Vatsyayan


-- Ashok Aklujkar


-- Mrinal Kaul

Key to Transliteration 
Life Sketch of Pandit Dinanatha Yaksha

-- Mrinal Kaul


-- Mrinal Kaul

1. Mukulabhatta and Vyanjana 

-- M.M.  Agrawal

2. Patanjali's Mahabhashya as a Key to Happy Kashmir

-- Ashok  Aklujkar

3. Gonardiya, Gonika-putra, Patanjali and Gonandiya

-- Ashok  Aklujkar

4. Patanjali: a Kashmirian 

-- Ashok  Aklujkar

5. The Three Grammatical Persons and Trika

-- Bettina  Baumer

6. The Treatment of the Present Tense in the Kashmirashabdamrita of Ishvara Kaul: A Paninian Grammar of Kashmiri

-- Estella Del  Bon  &  Vincenzo  Vergiani

7. A Note on Kashmir and Orthodox Paninian Grammar

-- Johannes  Bronkhorst

8. Udbhata, a Grammarian and a Carvaka 

-- Johannes  Bronkhorst

9. Theoretical Precedents of the Katantra 

-- George  Cardona

10. Kshirakhyata Catushpadi: Notes on Kshirasvamin's Comments on the Four Basic Grammatical Categories

-- M.G.  Dhadphale

11. Three Kashmirian Texts on Sanskrit Syntax: Kudaka's Samanvayadish, Devasharman's Samanvayapradipa and Samanvayapradipasanketa

-- Oliver  Hahn

12. Jayanta's Interpretation of Panini 1.4.42 

-- V.N.  Jha

13. On Nageshabhatta's Misunderstanding of Kaiyata, the Kashmirian Commentator on Patanjali's Mahabhashya

-- S.D.  Joshi

14. The Sharada Manuscripts of the Kashikavritti, Part II

-- Malhar Kulkarni

15. Uvata, the Kashmirian Pratishakhya Commentator

-- Nirmala Kulkarni

16. The Mythico-ritual Syntax of Omnipotence: on Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta's Use of Kriya-karaka Theory to Explain Shiva's Action

-- David Peter  Lawrence

17. Some Peculiar Vocables in the Paippalada-samhita

-- Hukam  Chand  Patyal

18. The First Among the Learned: Kashmiri Poeticians on Grammarians

-- C.  Rajendran

19. From an Adversary to the Main Ally: the Place of Bhartrihari in  the Kashmirian Shaiva Advaita

-- Raffaele Torella

20. Helaraja's Defence of the Padavadhika Method of Grammatical Explanation

-- Vincenzo Vergiani

21. The Impact of Candra Vyakarana on the Kashika

-- P. Visalakshy

Appendices : Select Manuscript Lists and Select Authors-and-Works Lists

I. University of Kashmir Collection 
II. Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute Collection
III. Sri Ranbir Sanskrit Research Institute Collection
IV. National Museum Collection 
V. Kashmirian Authors Showing Significant Engagement with Language in Approximate

Chronological Order 
The Contributors
General Index 

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