Indian Semantic Analysis: The Nirvacana Tradition by Eivind KahrsIndian Semantic Analysis: The Nirvacana Tradition by Eivind Kahrs

Indian Semantic Analysis: The Nirvacana Tradition

byEivind Kahrs

Hardcover | March 28, 1999

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Since the time of the Upanishads, the Indian tradition of semantic elucidation known as nirvacana analysis has been a powerful tool in the interpretation of Sanskrit texts. By drawing on the appropriate literature and deploying the model provided by the tradition itself, the author explains how it was used and why it became so significant. The book will be an important reference tool for students of Sanskrit and Indian studies, as well as to those in the field of indigenous Indian linguistics.
Title:Indian Semantic Analysis: The Nirvacana TraditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.02 inPublished:March 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521631882

ISBN - 13:9780521631884

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Table of Contents

1. An outline of strategies; 2. Nirvacanasástra; 3. Praxis: Saiva Lashmir; 4. The universe of Yaska; 5. Substitution; 6. Epilogue.

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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 contains all the standard resources (e.g., lists of abbreviations, bibliography, and index) expected in a first-rate scholarly work." Anthropological Linguistics