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Vyakaran Across the Ages

Proceedings of the 15th World Sanskrit Conference by: George Cardona

Covering the papers presented during the 15th World Sanskrit Conference, this book deals with Sanskrit grammatical treatises such as Eropean traditions of Sanskrit grammers; relations between terms and their meaning; the derivation of nominal forms in the Sàrasvata system; and the realm of modern Sanskrit literature, among others.



ISBN: 9788124606582
Year Of Publication: 2013
Edition: 1st
Pages : xvi, 346p.
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 25 cm.
Weight: 850


Sanskrit grammatical treatises, not only those of Panini and his successors but also work by Indian scholars representing other streams of grammatical thought, have long held the attention of modern scholars. The present volume contains a selection of the large number of papers presented in the Vyakarana Section of the 15th World Sanskrit Conference held in New Delhi, during 15-20 January 2012.
The scope covered in these papers is wide. The first contribution deals with currents in European traditions of Sanskrit grammars, from early works by missionaries to modern Sanskrit grammars. As could be expected, however, Panini is the centre of attention for most authors, whose contributions nevertheless differ in focus. Several scholars deal with theoretical issues concerning the interpretation and application of Paninian sutras, including points of Sanskrit syntax. The question whether particles (nipata), and preverbs (upasarga) in particular, should be considered independently to signify particular meanings or instead be treated as terms which serve to cosignify meanings assigned to items with which they co-occur is the object of two studies.
One paper treats in detail the relations which can be considered to hold between terms and the meanings they signify, with particular emphasis on what Bhartrihari has to say on this topic. A historically-oriented study deals with attacks on Paninian views by Mimamsakas of Prabhakara Naiyayikas. One scholar contrasts how particular nominal forms are derived in the Sarasvata system in contrast to the Paninian derivations of such forms. The final study in this collection brings us into the realm of modern Sanskrit literature, with a discussion of usage in the prose work Shivarajavijaya of Ambika Dutt Vyas.
Fellow scholars should welcome and profit from the varied studies contained in this volume.


Iwona Milewska
Main currents in the European tradition of Sanskrit grammars
Peter M. Scharf
Teleology and the simplification of accentuation in Paninian derivation
Anuja Ajotikar and Malhar Kulkarni
On the accent of the word parch: as stated byA 6.2.52
Sharon Ben-Dor
The use of the terms da, ma and ga in the Ashtadhyayi
Tiziana Pontillo
“Where the sense is intended although the corresponding speech unit is not employed”: the ekashesha case
Toru Yagi
On the so-called predicative instrumental
Dipesh Katira, Chinmay Dharurkar and Malhar Kulkarni
Vat: a textual study
Subodh Sharma
Sa vachko visheshana sambhavad dyotakopi va
George Cardona
Combinations of upasargas and tinanta forms: lexical versus grammatical positions
Hideyo Ogawa
Bhartrihari on three types of linguistic unit-meaning relations
Yuki Tomonari
Just a cavil or not: an example of outsiders dispute on the Ashtadhyayi
Vedmitra Arya
Sarasvatvyakarane Prakriyasaralyam – Subantasandarbhe
Paramanand Jha
Shivrajvijayasya Shabdikdrishtaya Samikshanam

Meet the Author
George Cardona is Professor (emeritus) of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania; Ashok N. Aklujkar is Professor (emeritus) of Sanskrit and Related Subjects in the Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia; Hideyo Ogawa is Professor in the Department of Indian Philosophy, Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University.
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