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Sanskrit Studies — Vol. 1, Samvat 2061-62 (CE 2004-05)

by: Kapil Kapoor

This volume ranges over logic, grammar, philosophy, environment, aesthetics, interpretation, science, epic-poetry, India’s cultural presence in Asia, and maintenance of texts, and as such should interest students, researchers and teachers of languages, literature, sciences and philosophy.

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ISBN: 9788124603482
Year Of Publication: 2005
Edition: 1st
Pages : xxiv, 288
Bibliographic Details : Appendix; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 625

Overview

The educated Indian mind of today is, by and large, subjugated by the contemporary ethnographic, conflict-oriented, divisive thought and ideologies of the West. This can be corrected only by the thought structure in the Sanskrit intellectual texts. Two learned Supreme Court judges noted in 1993 — “the people of India have always held in high esteem the cultural heritage of this ancient land. And learning of Sanskrit is undoubtedly necessary for protection of this heritage.” And the 1986 education policy said, “Efforts will be made to delve into India’s ancient fund of knowledge and to relate it to contemporary reality. This effort will imply the development of facilities for the intensive study of Sanskrit.” With this in mind, JNU set up in 2002 the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies to examine and relate Indian thought systems both to the contemporary Indian reality and the contemporary Western thinking. A research journal/publication is integral to this vision. This volume is the first issue and it promises a continuous commitment to Indian thought, its validity and value. We hope that this effort shall build a team of young scholars with a commitment to exact Indian scholarship. This book ranges over logic, grammar, philosophy, environment, aesthetics, interpretation, science, epic-poetry, India’s cultural presence in Asia, and maintenance of texts, and as such should interest students, researchers and teachers of languages, literature, sciences and philosophy. We would like the readers to enjoy this first volume. We welcome comments, observations, responses and also invite contributions for the next volume in the series.

Contents

Acknowledgement
Key to Transliteration
Introduction
1. Some Philosophical Issues in Early Indian Grammar
— George Cardona
2. Indian Logic (Nyaya) in Modern Information Technology
— V.V.S. Sarma & Kalyani Gopal
3. Buddhist Theory of Meaning
— Rajnish Mishra
4. A Critical Study of Ajita Keshakambali and his Philosophical Views
— Upendra Rao
5. The Parashurama Narrative
— Randhir Singh
6. Some Thoughts on Vipratishedha
— Rama Nath Sharma
7. The Concept of Brahman in the Three Schools of Vedanta
— K.T.?Pandurangi
8. Vyasa’s Mahabharata and Valmiki’s Ramayana: Some Observations
— R.P. Goldman
9. Ecology and Conservation in the Bhumisukta of the Atharvaveda
— Shashiprabha?Kumar
10. Interflow of Art Between India and Japan
— Lokesh Chandra
11. Aesthetics and Ideology: The State of the Art
— Makarand Paranjape
12. Loss, Recovery and Renewal of Texts in Indian Traditions
— Kapil Kapoor
Appendix: Judgement of the Supreme Court of India Regarding Sanskrit
The Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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Kapil Kapoor (1940-) is Professor of English, Centre for Linguistics and English, and Concurrent Professor, Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was Dean of the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU, from 1997-1999 and Rector of the University from 1999-2002. His teaching and research interests include literary and linguistic theories - both Indian and Western, philosophy of language, nineteenth century British life, literature and thought, and Indian intellectual traditions. He has been lecturing on these themes and has written extensively on them. He has been teaching for almost forty-five years now. Literary Theory - Indian Conceptual Framework (1998); Canonical Texts of Literary Criticism (1995); Language, Literature and Linguistics - The Indian Perspective (1994); and South Asian Love Poetry (1994) are among his publications. His book, Dimensions of Panini Grammar - The Indian Grammatical System, is in press.
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