The present volume strictly academic in character, contains research papers on oriental topics covering in its wide range vedic studies. Indian Religion and Philosophy Classical Sanskrit Literature and Poetics. Inscriptions, Epigraphy. Buddhism and influence of Hindu culture on Asian countries & many other aspects, written especially for Prof. R.N. Dandekar's Felicitation volume presented to him on his 75th birthday by renowned Indologists and Sanskrit Scholars from all over the world.
It is hoped that Amrtadhara will prove to be the mirror of the contemporary oriental researches in all the fields.
Friends, Pupils, and colleagues of Professor R.N. Dandekar will rejoice to know that, no March 17, 1984, he completes seventy – five years of a life of untiring and devoted service to the Muse of Learning. Although all those who are close to Professor Dandekar know very well that he shuns all public demonstrations in his honour, it was felt by many of us who have been greatly benefited and inspired by his scholarship and teaching, that he could be prevailed upon to accept a small token of our esteem, of a strictly academic character in the form of a Felicitation Volume. This, verily is the genesis of the present Volume, which contains research papers specially written for the happy occasion of Professor Dandekar's Amrta – Mahotsava by eminent Indo-logists and Sanskritists from India and abroad, and which, therefore is fittingly named Amrtadhara.
Professor Dandekar occupies a prominent place among the Indologists and Sanskritists of the world for the impressively wide range of his researches. The volumes of his Vedic Bibliography and his other books and articles on such a variety of subjects as Vedic Mythology, the Great Epic, Ancient Indian History, and Religion and philosophy have won for him international reputation. His inspiring lectures at the University and in college classes and semi-public, meetings have, on account of his firm and beautiful delivery and lucid exposition of the themes, left a permanent impress upon the students and other audiences, and have always provoked some kind of original thinking among them.
It is a common observation that scholarship and administrative or organizational capacity do not generally go hand in hand. Here again it is remarkable that Professor Dandekar has proved himself to be a successful administrator at the University of Poona and the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, and an efficient organizer at the session of the all – India Oriental Conference and at the meetings of various National and International Bodies. He commands the knack of keeping every activity moving according to the schedule at the same time seeing to it that the academic standard of that activity is uniformly maintained. Individuals as well as Institutions have gained valuable training by working under his efficient supervision.
As a token of the many-sided indebtedness, respect, and affection which scholars entertain for Professor Dandekar, and as an humble tribute to all that he has done directly or indirectly to further the cause of learning form the highest levels down to the roots, this Volume of studies in being presented to him. And it is, indeed, most gratifying that it has become possible to make this presentation to him while he is still very much in the midst of various academic and administrative activities. Scholars all over the world look forward to many more years of a healthy and fruitful life him.
It was desired that this Felicitation Volume by formally presented to Professor Dandekar on the occasion of the Inaugural Session of the All-India Seminars in (i) Nyaya and Mimamsa, and (ii) Language Teaching Methods, which were being planned at the CASS to mark his 76th birth-day. I am, therefore, happy to be able to bring out this Volume at the right time and on the right occasion.
In making this possible I was greatly helped by the kind cooperation which I was fortunate to receive from the contributors to this volume from India and abroad who responded to my appeal readily and in time. I also gratefully acknowledge the readiness with which Shri S. Balwant of the Ajanta Publication Delhi undertook the publication of this Volume.
I am extremely thankful to Shri A. N. Gokhaley of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute for his assistance in reading the proofs of this work. I must also express my appreciation of the time and energy which Dr. S. K. Lal of the Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit had to expend on the preparation of this Volume. I am further indebted to Prof. S. D. Laddu, Dr. Smt. Saroja Bhate Dr. G. U. Thite, Dr. J. R. Joshi, and other members of the staff of the C. A. S. S. for their willing cooperation. My special thanks go to the Bhandarkaar Institute Press for seeing the volume through the press with great speed and efficiency.
|Ramchandra Narayan Dandekar||V|
|Writings of Professor R. N. Dandekar||VIII|
|List of Contributors||XIX|
|1||Asoka's inscriptions and Persian, Greek and Latin epigraphy: Francisco R. Adrados||1|
|2||Vedic ksumpa and connected data: H. W. Bailey||17|
|3||Subhagamkarani in AV 6,139, 1||21|
|4||The tigers and the moon revisited||29|
|5||Rasa-relish: A consideration of Pre-requisites||31|
|6||Syntax and Word meaning||37|
|7||Authors and works referred to in Mahendra's Anekarthakairavakarakaumudi||47|
|8||What did Indra do with the Yatis?||65|
|9||Sanskrit Karpta 'bowl, basin, vessel||73|
|10||On the Mahahhasya evidence for a Paniniya Dhatupatha without meaning entries||79|
|11||The Kuntapa hymns and the 'Silpa'||85|
|12||Introducing the Milindapanha atthakatha of Mingun Zetawun Sayadaw||95|
|13||The karma-patha Unit: G.V.Devasthali||105|
|14||Jaina definitions of the pramana||115|
|15||About the archaic peculiarities of the Rgvedic syntax||125|
|16||On the semantic used of the word sphota||133|
|18||The gods of the godana ceremony||153|
|19||Right in India and Left in china? On I-ching's translation of the Sudhanakumaravadana||159|
|20||The ritualist problem||167|
|21||The role of boundaries in the Astadhyayi||181|
|22||On the military code of honour in the Mahabharata||187|
|23||Varaha Srautasutra III. 1. 1-2,2 : Vajapeya and Dvadasaha – A crititcal and exegetical study||195|
|24||A compositional approach to Vedic word accent||201|
|25||Interpretation of the Mahabharata Heroes : Madhvacarya's perspective?||211|
|26||Was the putika a mushroom?||219|
|27||The teaching of a classical language : an integrated method for the teaching of Sanskrit||229|
|28||Devaladharmasutra on varnas and jatis||239|
|29||Ghatakarpara and Megaduta : an einge bemerkungen zum alter des botengedichts||247|
|30||Notes on Central Asian Buddhist Iconography||255|
|31||Grammaticality and Meaninglessness||263|
|32||Nemesis and some Mahabharata episodes||273|
|33||Vac: Juan Miguel de Mora||281|
|34||Visvasri visvasrjah and the problem of Continuity in Indian religious History||285|
|35||Sur un manuscrit medico – demonologique en provenance de Bamiyan||301|
|36||Devanain Priyah : has it any Vedic antecedents?||313|
|37||The todas of the Nilgiris||319|
|38||The Rgvedic compound Svar drs||337|
|39||Three further karika manusctipte of the Vakyapadiya||343|
|41||Slesa: the reconstruction of an argument||359|
|42||Zur bedeutung von Ved. Samsa-und AW songh, sanha||371|
|43||Akupara : Hanns-Peter Schmidt||377|
|44||The role of mind (citta) in the yogasutras||383|
|45||King Kumaravarman of Dasapura||391|
|47||Significance of Sankara's Adhyasa bhasya||399|
|48||Ritual mantras and the origin of language||403|
|49||The mouse in the ancestry||427|
|51||The legend of the destruction of Tripura and its Vedic origin||445|
|52||Further references to the Vaisesikasutra in the patanjalayogasastravivarana (Studies in the Patanjalagogasastra)||457|
|53||Self and the in-effable in early Buddhism||473|
|54||The present state of researches on the Sanskrit epigraphy of Cambodia – some observations||475|
|55||Unknown dharanis from eastern Cambodia||485|
|56||Principles of text construction and interpretation – some remarks on a new edition of the Chandogya Upanisad upper preparation||493|
|57||Hindu Culture in Thailand||501|
Item Code: NAK140 Author: S. D. Joshi Cover: Hardcover Edition: 1984 Publisher: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Insitute, Pune Language: English Size: 9.5 inch x 6.0 inch Pages: 529 (5 B/W Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 825 gms
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