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A Peep at Indology

How far has the poetic style of the Vedas influenced the later Sanskrit literature, specially the authors of Brahmanas, Upanishads, and even lexicons? How far do the Dharmashastras, particularly in terms of....read below

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How far has the poetic style of the Vedas influenced the later Sanskrit literature, specially the authors of Brahmanas, Upanishads, and even lexicons? How far do the Dharmashastras, particularly in terms of their value concepts, manifest borrowings from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata? Or, again, how do Dharmashastras? view the juridical concepts, like 'nyasa' (deposit) and 'witness'? How, and what for, have Valmiki, Kalidasa, and other classical poets/playwrights used astronomical symbology -- like, for instance, the phenomenon of 'Moon-Rohini' association, in their writings? How is Professor H.D. Velankar's contribution to Vedic Indology, specially Rg-Vedic interpretations, unique in its own right? An eminent Sanskritist, Dr. Moghe addresses these and other Indology-related questions, drawing on his highly specialized studies of Dharmashastras, Purva-Mimamsa philosophy, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, literary classics and dramaturgic texts.

In this composition of 12 writings, of varying lengths, the author discovers fresh linkages between Dharmashastras and India's foremost epics, highlighting how both the Mahabharata and the Ramayana's thical/social/legal values found almost universal acceptance with the writers of Dharmasastras, either in their unaltered form or with certain modifications. Among other thematic specificities, A Peep at Indology takes a critical look at some of the hitherto-unnoticed niceties of Banbhatta's Harshacaritam, Kalidasa's Raghuvamsham and Abhijnana Shakuntalam, and other classical Sanskrit plays -- against the backdrop of Hemadri and Ranganatha's well-known commentaries.

Invaluable to the scholars/researchers of Vedic Indology, Dharmashastra literature, and classical Sanskrit.

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124600320
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124600325
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 1994
  • Pages : xi, 136 p.
  • Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 250 gm

Preface
Acknowledgements

1. Style of the Vedic Poets
2. The Concept of a Witness in the Mahabharata and Dharma-Shastra Literature
3. Dharma-Shastra Aspects of the Ramayana
4. Dharma-Shastra Concept of Nyasa and Sanskrit Literature
5. Influence of the Ramayana on the Abhijnana Shakuntalam : A New Light

Prof. Sadhu Ram's Comments
Rajoinder to Prof. Sadhu Ram's Comments

6. The Constellation Rohini in the Ramayana and the Later Poets

Conclusion

7. Contribution of Prof. HD. Velankar to Vedic Indology

Sayanacarya and Prof. Velankar
Western Scholars and Prof. Velankar
Geldner and Prof. Velankar
Renou and Prof. Velankar
Reactions on the Works of Prof. Velankar
Conclusion

8. Hemadri's Darpana on the Raghuvamsham
9. Evaluation of the Commentary Marmavabodhini on the Harshacaritam
10. Raghavabhatta's Novel Interpretation of the Shakuntalam, IV. 17d.
11. A Note on Bahurupamishra
12. Is Laghava Possible in Kavya?
Bibliography
Author/Title Index
Topical Index

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