This volume of Astadhyayi of Panini contains the English translation of adhyayas two and three. It includes Sanskrit text of individual sutras with their transliteration, word-boundaries, indication of inflectional endings and formation of compounds. Each sutra is also furnished with anuvrtti, vrtti, examples, detailed explanatory notes, and complete derivational history of examples cited by the Kasikavrtti.
Explanatory notes are presented of facilitate proper understanding of individual sutras, especially in view of their formulation, interpretation, application and relative placement. An attempt has been made to sort out and explain pertinent issues, as raised and discussed by major commentaries. The appendix contains over 1000 examples with complete derivational history and discussions relevant to the Paninian grammatical system.
This volume is the third of a planned six-volume study. The fourth, fifth, and sixth volumes of this series will cover the sutras of adhyayas four-five, six and seven-eight respectively.
about the Author:
Rama Nath Sharma is Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. He received his Ph.D. (1971) in General Linguistics from the University of Rochester where he also taught Linguistics for five years. His research interest includes grammatical theory in general, and Panini and the Indian grammatical tradition, in particular.
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