Tradition and Argument in Classical Indian Linguistics

The Bahiraṅga-Paribhāṣā in the Paribhāṣenduśekhara

  • Johannes Bronkhorst

Part of the Studies of Classical India book series (STCI, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nāgeśa’s Interpretation of the BP

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Johannes Bronkhorst
      Pages 3-14
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      Pages 15-28
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      Pages 29-36
    5. Johannes Bronkhorst
      Pages 37-48
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      Pages 49-53
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      Pages 54-58
  3. More from the PŚ on Par. L

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Johannes Bronkhorst
      Pages 81-89
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      Pages 90-103
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      Pages 109-113
  4. The Remainder of the PŚ

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Johannes Bronkhorst
      Pages 117-128
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      Pages 129-139
  5. What Went Wrong?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Johannes Bronkhorst
      Pages 143-152
    3. Johannes Bronkhorst
      Pages 153-153
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-217

About this book


This book was written as a doctoral thesis. It was submitted to and accepted by the University of Poona in 1979. Several people contributed to the creation of this book, in various ways. Prof. S. D. Joshi, my supervisor, introduced me to the study of the Sanskrit grammatical tradition. His unfailing skepticism towards and disagreement with the ideas worked out in this book contributed more to their development than he may have been aware. Prof. Paul Kiparsky gave encouragement when this was badly needed. In the years following 1979 Dr. Dominik Wujastyk was kind enough to read the manuscript and suggest improvements in language and style. To all of these lowe a debt of gratitude, but most of all lowe such a debt to Pandit Shivarama Krishna Shastri. In the course of several years he read with me many portions of Nagesa's grammatical and other works, and much besides. His ability to understand difficult grammatical and philosophical texts in Sanskrit was unequalled, and without his help it would have taken far longer to write this book and indeed might very well have proved impossible. Shivarama Krishna Shastri never saw the result of our reading; he died before this book could appear in print. I dedicate it to his memory. J. BRONKHORST Xl INTRODUCTION In the following pages an attempt will be made to establish that the part of Nagesa's Paribha$endusekhara (PS) which deals with Par.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Johannes Bronkhorst
    • 1
  1. 1.Kern InstituteLeidenThe Netherlands

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8881-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5394-9
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