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Samskrta-Sadhuta Goodness of Sanskrit

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Item Code: NAE424
Publisher: D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Author: Chikafumi Watanabe, Michele Desmarais And Yoshichika Honda
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9788124606315
Pages: 614
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 10.0 inch X 7.5 inch
Weight 1.38 kg
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About The Book

Making many original contributions to our knowledge and literature contributions based on deep thought, extensive research and literary acumen, Dr. Ashok Aklujkar has made a name for himself as a Sanskritist and Indologist. His reputation has been strengthened through frequent presentations in seminars and conferences in many parts of the world and teaching at high-class universities. He has also become known for personal attributes that matter very much for the creation of a successful teacher. It is in honour of this outstanding and world-renowned scholar and teacher that the present volume has been compiled and published.

Several leading and gifted scholars from across the world have contributed a wide range of interesting research articles to this special volume. The articles deal with major areas of Sanskrit and related studies such as philosophy, religion,linguistics, poetics, art and sociology. Here, as a befitting tribute to the scholarly interests and attainments reflected in the published works of Professor Aklujkar, essays exploring the complexities of Sanskrit grammars and Indic linguistic philosophy take the centre stage. However, care has also been taken to devote sufficient space to poetics and to the relationship between Sanskrit and Pali, which are the two other areas on which Professor Aklujkar has focused from time to time.

In this collection of absorbing articles authored by senior and well-known scholars, articles of several young scholars of considerable merit appear alongside almost in an equal measure; the latter too have offered the fruits of their original and critical work.

The result: a panorama of interesting readings that introduce the reader to the unique diversity and richn of Sanskrit from various vantage points.

About the Author

Chikafumi Watanabe received his M.A. degree from the University ofBritish Columbia and Ph.D. from the University of Calgary. His primary research interest is Mahayana Buddhism. He teaches Religion and related Subjects at Osaka University.

Michele M. Desmarais received her Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. She is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is the author of Changing Minds: Mind, Consciousness and Identity in Pataniali'e Yoga Sutra and Cognitive Neuroscience.

Yoshichika Honda received his Ph.D. from Hiroshima University. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Indian Philosophy, Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University. He studied the first book of the Vakyapadfya or Trikandi with Professor Aklujkar in 1996.


Professor Dr. Ashok Narhar Aklujkar is known to the community of scholars as a distinguished scholar and excellent teacher. He served at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada for 37.5 years and retired as Professor Emeritus of Sanskrit and related studies on January 1 in 2007. We, his kalydnamitras and sisyas, are presenting the present felicitation volume to him in recognition of his outstanding contributions to knowledge.

Professor Aklujkar's research and teaching pertain to a wide range of subjects in Indology: Sanskrit grammar and its philosophy, Indian philosophy, Classical Sanskrit in general, poetry and poetics, manuscriptology, pedagogy, and so on.

Professor Aklujkar has authored and edited several scholarly books, and written more than ninety articles. His book Sanskrit: an Easy Introduction to an Enchanting Language is a systematic primer and reader of Sanskrit, based upon several years of experience of teaching of Sanskrit. Its value is gratefully acknowledged by students and scholars all over the world.

Professor Aklujkar has been engaged in the project of preparing critical editions of Bhartrharr's works and their commentaries for the last four decades. We are looking forward to the publication of the result of his many years of continuous research.

I wish to express my debt to the Editorial Board of the Festschrift project:Professors Shoryu Katsura (Ryukoku University), Shrikant S. Bahulkar (Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath), Tom T.J. Tillemans (University of Lausanne), Akihiko Akamatsu (Kyoto University), Hideyo Ogawa (Hiroshima University), and Toshihiro Wada (Nagoya University). Each of these contributed invaluable suggestions and practical support toward the publication of this volume

. In addition, I would like to thank Professor Shrikant S. Bahulkar and Dr.Vencenzo Vergiani for their careful reading of the entire volume.

This Festschrift was planned in 2007, but its publication was delayed for a number of reasons. I offer my sincere apologies to all the contributors of this volume for the inordinate delay that has occurred.

A Brief Biogralhy of Professor Ashok Narhar Aklujkarx
Publications of Professor Ashok Aklujkarxi
The Patravidhi: A Lakulisa Pasupata Manula on Purification and Use of the Initiate's Vessel1
God's Place in the six Orthodox Systems29
Ideology and Language Identity: a Buddhist Perspective37
Bhattoji Diksita and the Revival of the Philosophy of Grammar54
The Role and Import of the Metalinguistic Chapters in the New Paninian Grammars86
A Note on Vakyapadiya 1.45/46 atmabhedas tayoh Kecid100
On "Hindu" Biothics110
Some Observations on Buddhism and Lexicography126
Some Probable Sanskrit Sources of the Pali Grammarians with special reference to Aggavamsa150
Bhattoji Diksita's Perceptions of Intellectual History: Narrative of Fall and Recovery of the Grammatical Authority172
Close Relations: pandits, Pedagogy and plasticity197
Sentence Meaning as a Causal process215
Bengali Vaisnava Aesthetics230
Exocentric (bahuvrihi) Compounds in Classical Sanskrit240
The Art of the Philosopher: painting and Sculpture a Metaphor258
I wanna Be a Brahmin too. Grammar, Tradition and Mythology as Means for Social Legitimisation among the Vaidyas in Bengal273
Histrolical Significance of the Defination of Universal in the Vyomavati297
Grammar & Other Modes of the mind311
Blue Smoke: Perceptual Judgment in the Determination of Causal Nexus330
Is Killing Bad? Dispute on Animal Sacrifices between Buddhism and Mimamsa349
A Critical Edition of the Isvarapratyabhijnavimarsinivyakhya on the mangala verse of the Isvarpratyabhijnavimarsini368
Abstraction (apoddhara) Theory and a Sentence Meaning: A Study of the Vrtti397
The Implict Audience of Legal Texts in Ancient India422
Rasa after Abhinava429
Avid Mathematician and the spurned wife: A Motiof from the dhammillahimdi446
A Textual Variant in the Aitareyopanisad and its Overlooked Significance for the Position of women in Hinduism456
Abhisamayalamkara 2.20 on the Difference Between stobha in the samaveda and Prajnaparamita463
Observations on yogipratyaksa470
Cognition and Language: A Discussin of Vakyapadiya 1.312 with Regard to Criricism from the Buddhists488
Bhartrhari's views on Liminal perception and Self-Awareness509
Gangesa on the Meaning of verbal Suffixs(2)528
Tradition and Reflection in Kumarila's Last stand against the Grammarian's theories of verbal Denotation552

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