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Sanskrit Studies — Vol. 3, Samvat 2069-70 (CE 2013-14)

by: Shashi Prabha Kumar

This book, the third volume in the Sanskrit Studies Series of JNU, addresses varied topics of Sanskrit studies such as the Theory of Oral Composition of Veda, Hermeneutics of the Upanisads, Concept of Dharma, Aesthetic Universe of Natyasastra, the Cultural Geography of Kalidasa, Sanskrit Commentary, Archaeoastronomy, Universal Premise in Early Nyaya, among others.

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ISBN: 9788124607411
Year Of Publication: 2014
Edition: 1st
Pages : xiv, 286p.
Bibliographic Details : index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 650

Overview

This anthology (2013-14) is the third volume of the “Sanskrit Studies”, a serial publication from the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The first volume of the series was published in 2004-05, and the second in 2006-07. JNU is committed to bring out this serial publication, though with some interval.
This Sanskrit Studies series is set to focus on a vast range of Sanskrit language and literature, grammar and historical linguistics, sources of history and systems of philosophy, principles of poetics and details of dramaturgy, lexicography, and so on. It also aims to bring forth the vision of Vedic texts and the varieties of Vedic traditions, Buddhist canons, Pali texts, different versions of Prakrt language and the emerging field of computational linguistics, thus adopting a multi-disciplinary approach.
This volume too deliberates on varied topics of Sanskrit studies and discusses the theory of Oral Ccomposition of Veda, the Yajusha Hautra Dispute, Hermeneutics of the Upanisads, Concept of Dharma, Aesthetic Universe of Natyasastra, the Cultural Geography of Kalidasa, Sanskrit Commentary, Archaeoastronomy, Universal Premise in Early Nyaya, Sanskrit and Tamil Interrelation, among others.
The fifteen articles presented in this volume represent the richness and rigour of Sanskrit studies in contemporary times across the globe. It should interest all those who are in Sanskrit studies – researchers, teachers, students and scholars alike.

Contents

Editorial Committee
Editorial
Acknowledgement
Key to Transliteration
1. The Theory of Oral Composition and the Veda
— Miquel Peralta
2. The Yajusa Hautra Dispute in Early Modern Maharashtra
— Madhav M. Deshpande
3. Hermeneutics of the Upanishads
— R. Balasubramanian
4. Dharma : An Integrating Factor of Consciousness and Science
— M.K. Byrski
5. Aesthetic Universe of Bharata’s Natyashastra
— Radhavallabh Tripathi
6. Narrating the Nation : Kalidasa’s Cultural Geography of India
— C. Rajendran
7. History and Background of the Sanskrit Commentary-tradition
— Uma C. Vaidya
8. Archaeoastronomy in India
— Subhash Kak
9. Universal Premise in Early Nyaya
— Kisor K. Chakrabarti
10. Gangesha on Showing Inference Failure
— Stephen H. Phillips
11. Gangesha on the Meaning of Verbal Suffixes
— Toshihiro Wada
12. On the Concept of Ayutasiddha in the Definition of Inherence
— Katsunori Hirano
13. Mantric Effect, Effervescent Devatas, Noetic Supplications and Apurva in the Mimamsa
— Purushottama Bilimoria
14. Translation as the Cultural Space of Tibetan
— Lokesh Chandra
15. Sanskrit and Tamil Interrelation
— S. Revathy
Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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Shashiprabha Kumar is Professor and former Chairperson in the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is the author and editor of many books including Vaisheshika Darshana mein Padartha-Nirupana; Relevance of Indian Philosophy in Modern Context, Bharatiyam Darshanam; Facets of Indian Philosophical Thought; Self, Society and Value; Kala-Tattva-Cintana and Veda as Word.
Books of Shashi Prabha Kumar