Title The Puspasutra: A Pratisakhya of the Samaveda, 2 Vols
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/MLBD 2001
8120817923 / 9788120817920
Seller ID 101602
The Pu?pa-Sutra is one of the major ancillary works in the Saman technical literature attributed to the Kauthuma and Ra?aya?iya schools. It deals with the Saman melodies and their structure. The term pa, in the present context, means t syllabic expansion that takes place when a melody is formed out of a verse. The Pu?pa-Sutra was written long after the Saman melodies had been developed.It is difficult to fix the exact date of the Pu?pa-Sutra. There were additions to the original nucleus, like the vikalpas (alternatives), remaining bhavas, the detailed treatment of prastava and the first two prapa?hakas. Its present form of having ten prapa?hakas is a great help to the scholars working in the field of the study of Samavedic chants. The explanation of the technical terms provided in this edition could also be of great help to the readers.The present edition prepared by G.H. Tarlekar who was a living authority on the science of Saman-chanting, contains the accurate text in Sanskrit with English exposition bringing out all the intricate points discussed in the Sutras in a highly technical language. This important text on the Saman-chanting has been exposited in English in this edition for the first time.Printed Pages: 447.
The Puspasutra: A Pratisakhya of the Samaveda, 2 Vols G.H. Tariekar