Nagavarma's Canarese Prosody

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Ferdinand Kittel
Basel Mission Book & Tract Depository, 1875 - Kannada language - 160 pages
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Page lxxxi - Sanscrit literature as a whole, it is the only vernacular literature in India which has not been content with imitating the Sanscrit, but has honorably attempted to emulate and outshine it. In one department, at least, that of ethical epigrams, it is generally maintained, and I think must be admitted, that the Sanscrit has been outdone by the Tamil.
Page lxvii - Hotel, is of two storeys and an attic, built at the end of the 16th or beginning of the 17th century, timberframed with brick nogging, and re-fronted with brick in the 19th century.
Page xlviii - Raja afterwards established himself at Chandragiri, seventy miles north-west of Madras ; and in 1640 AD made a grant to the English of the site of the city of Madras. 3. Bengal. — Shams-ud-din Ilyas, commonly called Haji Ilyas, successfully defended himself in the fort of Ekdalah, near Panduah, against Firuz Tughlak in 1353 AD, and thus established his independence in Bengal.
Page xlvii - Shatpadis); another is that each verse-line, in its second letter, bears an Alliteration, this being the same for all the four lines; and a third that all the works are in Campu, ie are compositions in prose and verse (Vrittas, Kandas, Akkaras, Tripadi). Besides, unacknowledged grammatical licences are nowhere met with; Tadbhavas, from Sanscrit, more or less occur in all the early compositions, the other vocables being Sanscrit and Canarese. 1) With .S'tilvu an Ajitaaena nripa occurs in a quotation...
Page xxix - Chola, who assumed the title of Kulottunga Chola. His grants are found in great numbers from AD 1079 up to the year 1135, when a partial restoration of the Chalukya line appears to have taken place, and they maintained a...
Page xvi - Jdti: and besides these, which are noticed in treatises on Sanscrit prosody, other kinds belonging to the class of metre regulated by quantity, are specified by writers on Pracrit prosody. They enumerate no less than forty-two kinds, some of which comprehend many species and varieties. The most remarkable, including some of those already described as belonging to Sanscrit prosody, are the following, of which instances...
Page xlvi - Brahman or other mean family, but received birth in a noble family, a Kshatriya family, as in the family of Ikshvaku, or the Harivamsa0).
Page lxiii - Rnmanuja, and Madhva conquered all their opponents of different sects in disputations, but though all of them must have met Christians, there is not a word about them anywhere; it looks as if they were purposely ignored. That the Hindus have always been an imitative people, and ready to borrow foreign ideas, is proved by an enormous mass of evidence; eg writing was certainly adopted by them from foreigners; their astronomy and medicine (partly at all events) are of Greek origin ; the Sikhs and similar...
Page lxii - ... the first Teacher and founder of the Sikh tenets. However much we may differ with him in many of his doctrines, we cannot but admit, that he was one of those, to whom the Almighty has vouchsafed special blessings ; for during a long life of seventy years, he laboured unceasingly at one object, viz., to reform the lives and Religion of his countrymen, to break through the tyranny of Priestcraft, Ritual, and Caste.
Page lxiii - Brahmusamaj derives its leading doctrines from Christianity. Mr. Fergusson considers that the Hindu architecture is of Greek origin." 1) AD 1519 Hindus had begun to use musquetry and cannon. Brown's CT sub 1519. See above p. xxxvii. French expeditions to India commenced 1604; but the name "Frank" (foreigner) may have been introduced before that time by the Arabs.

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