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Peep at Indology

by: S.G. Moghe

The author takes a1 critical look at some of the hitherto-unnoticed niceties of Banabhatta’s Harsacaritam, the Raghuvamsam, Abhijnana-Sakuntalam and other classical Sanskrit plays, against the backdrop of Hemadri and Ranganatha’s commentaries.


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ISBN: 9788124600320
Year Of Publication: 1994
Edition: 1st
Pages : xi, 136
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 350


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 ethical/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.


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
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
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?
Author/Title Index
Topical Index

Meet the Author
Prof. S.G. Moghe is an eminent Sanskritist, specializing in Dharmashastra and the Purva-Mimamsa system of traditional philosophy. An extensively published author and recipient of the prestigious Springer Research Scholarship (1981-83) — for his work: Purva Mimamsa and Alamkara Shastra, he has recently been honoured, by the Government of Maharashtra, as ‘a distinguished Sanskrit scholar’. Currently, Dr. Moghe is professor-in-charge, Postgraduate Studies, Marathawada University, and also Head of the Sanskrit Department, Government Arts and Science College, Aurangabad.
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