This volume of the Astadhyayi of Panini contains English translation of adhyayas seven and eight. 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 to facilitate proper understanding of individual sutras, especially in view of their formulation, interpretation, application and relative placement in the grammar.
An attempt has been made to sort out and explain pertinent issues, as raised and discussed by major commentaries particularly the Mahabhasya of Patanjali. Derivational details of examples, unlike earlier volumes, are furnished under explanatory notes of individual rules. This completes the author's six-volume study on the Astadhyayi of Panini
About the Author:
Rama Nath Sharma was born (1939) at Chhata, Ballia (India) as the eldest son of Pandit Raghunath Sharma, the author of the commentary Ambakartri on the Vakyapadiya of Bhartrhari. He is currently Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. After receiving M.A. in Hindi Literature (Allahabad, 1959) and Linguistics (Agra, 1962), he taught Linguistics and Hindi literature at the University of Allahabad (1962-66). He received his Ph.D. (1971) in General Linguistics from the University of Rochester where he also taught Linguistics for five years (1970-75). His research interest includes Linguistic theory in general, and Panini and the Indian grammatical tradition, in particular.
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