Śāstrārambha: Inquiries Into the Preamble in Sanskrit
Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2008 - Religion - 255 pages
The present volume contains a collection of 10 articles read to the audience of a topic-related panel at the 13th World Sanskrit Conference, held in Edinburgh in July 2006. The papers focus on a variety of aspects of prolegomena composed in Sanskrit by examining them in their different systemic and systematic contexts. Extending beyond sastra in its narrower sense as bodies of (philosophical) knowledge, some of the investigations assembled here concern themselves with preambles to different categories such as Vedic exegesis, poetics, poetry and historiography. From the table of contents: (10 contributions) Edwin Gerow, En archei en ho logos - "In the Beginning was the Word". Chr. Minkowski, Why should we read the Mangala-Verses? P. Balcerowicz, Some Remarks on the Opening Sections in Buddhist and Jaina Epistemological Treatises. Jan E. M. Houben, Doxographic Introductions to the Philosophical Systems: Mallavadin and the Grammarians. Ph. Maas, "Descent with Modification": The Opening of the Patanjalayogasastra. Silvia D'Intino, Meaningful Mantras. The Introductory Portion of the Rgvedabhasya by Skandasvamin.
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