Bhattoji Diksita on the Gajasutra (South Asian Perspectives: 1)

By: S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma

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The present volume intends to be the first of a series under the general title of Vykhynaml (A Garland of Commentaries). The purpose of this series is to illustrate and explain the genre of commentary as an integral part of Sanskrit intellectual history. The works chosen will belong to different domains: stra, that is grammatical, poetic, and other technical literature as well as kvya, the Sanskrit genre of belles lettres. In the end, this series hopes to include commentaries of different types from different regions and times. These commentaries can be on a single source text-as in the case of the present volume - or can center around the explanation of a specific topic. The criterion for “commentary” is a deep engagement with a problematic text or concept. The prerequisite for inclusion in this series is that the commentaries must be previously untranslated. The present volume offers a glimpse into early modern commentaries in the field of vykarana, the discipline of grammar. The selection at hand is comprised of three commentaries of Bhattoji Dkshita, the 17th century Mahrshtrian brahmin writing in Benares, on the stra 1.3.67 of the Astdhyy, often called the Gajastra after the elephants that feature so prominently in its examples. The present authors have chosen these specific commentaries on this particular stra since they are exemplary in regard to their subject; Bhattoji’s analysis and interpretation of the stra both takes into account much previous scholarship on the stra and leads later scholars to further discussions that take up the subtleties of Bhattoji’s position — often in critical ways. Furthermore, the method and style of his commentaries here reproduced and translated are in many ways emblematic of the style of early modern Sanskrit intellectuals. Printed Pages: 146.

Title: Bhattoji Diksita on the Gajasutra (South Asian Perspectives: 1)

Author Name: S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma

Categories: Sanskrit and Vedic Literature, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Institut Francais de Pondicherry/Aditya Prakashan: 2013

ISBN: 8184701969

ISBN 13: 9788184701968

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Size: 16 x 24 Cm

Seller ID: 100084

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