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Indian semantic analysis : the nirvacana tradition

Author: Eivind Kahrs
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: University of Cambridge oriental publications, no. 55.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Indian tradition of semantic elucidation known as nirvacana analysis represented a powerful hermeneutic tool in the exegesis and transmission of authoritative scripture. Nevertheless, it has all too frequently been dismissed by modern scholars as anything from folk-etymology to a primitive forerunner of historical linguistics. Eivind Kahrs argues that such views fall short of explaining both its acceptance  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eivind Kahrs
ISBN: 0521631882 9780521631884
OCLC Number: 38144371
Description: xv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. An outline of strategies --
2. Nirvacanasastra --
3. Praxis: Saiva Kashmir --
4. The universe of Yaska --
5. Substitution --
6. Epilogue.
Series Title: University of Cambridge oriental publications, no. 55.
Responsibility: Eivind Kahrs.
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In a searching analysis, the author examines the Indian tradition of semantic elucidation known as nirvacana analysis. The book will be an important reference tool for students of Sanskrit and Indian  Read more...

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"...this book is a richly documented, successful effort to find a place for Yaska and the nirvacana tradition of semantic analysis that can rightly be claimed as their own. Handsomely produced, it Read more...

 
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