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Editor's note We are extremely happy to bring out this 51st number of the Calicut University Sanskrit Series as a Felicitation volume in honour of Prof. C. Rajendran, our faculty member and a scholar of international repute. Prof. Rajendran retired from Calicut University on 31 SI March 2013 as Professor of Sanskrit, having served the institution (in various capacities) in a highly commendable manner for a long period of 35 years. Chettiyarthodi Rajendran was born in 1952 in the P...
Editor's note

We are extremely happy to bring out this 51st number of the Calicut University Sanskrit Series as a Felicitation volume in honour of Prof. C. Rajendran, our faculty member and a scholar of international repute. Prof. Rajendran retired from Calicut University on 31 SI March 2013 as Professor of Sanskrit, having served the institution (in various capacities) in a highly commendable manner for a long period of 35 years.

Chettiyarthodi Rajendran was born in 1952 in the Perumudiyur village, near Pattambi (well known as the birth place of great scholar Punnasseri Nampi Nilakanthasarma, who ushered in the modern phase of Sanskrit studies in Kerala). His own family was reputed for Sanskrit scholarship and literary proficiency: Vidwan C.S.Nair (1894-1942), a renowned writer, freedom fighter and a progressive critic, was his (maternal) grand uncle.

Sri Rajendran not only utilized the favourable circumstances optimally, but also put in consistent and zealous personal efforts to rise to the level of a budding scholar even in his college days. Having acquired B.A. And M.A. Degrees in Sanskrit Sahitya from University of Calicut with flying colours, he chose the profession of teaching Sanskrit. Having joined the Department of Sanskrit, University of Calicut, in the year 1978, by dint of academic excellence supported by hard work, soon he rose to the rank of an eminent Professor. He has always steadfastly maintained commitment to critical and multidisciplinary approaches in Sanskrit studies, while drawing in the fruits of tradition.

Prof. Rajendran has won many laurels as an excellent academician, researcher and author. He has to his credit more than 35 books and above 200 research papers. Besides he has moulded many a researcher.

The present volume contains 33 articles contributed by Prof. Rajendran's close associates, friends, colleagues, and students. They cover a wide range of topics like Poetics, Philosophy, Vedic studies, Grammar and Linguistics, Technical literature and Social science. I express my deep sense of gratitude to all the contributors. Special thanks are due to Dr. T. Vasudevan for having given a brief but comprehensive write up on the personal and academic profile of Prof. Rajendran.

Let me place in record our thanks to Sri Omprakash, the Publication Officer and Smt. Laly Francis, the Layout Designer for having brought out this nice volume in time.

 

Contents

 

Editor's note 9
T. Vasudevan  
Dr. C. Rajendran: Sanskrit scholar with a difference 11
Sheldon Pollock  
Festschrift Rajendran  
Prasasti and its Congeners: A Small Note on a Big Topic 21
D. Prahlada Char  
The Theory of Anvitabhidhana - The Dvaita Perspective 40
Venugopala Panicker  
Phonology and Phonetics in Pratisakhya-s, Tolkappiyam and Lilatilakam 52
N.P. Unni  
Three Historical Plays in Sanskrit of Attur Krishna Pisharoti 61
N. V. P. Unithiri  
Prekerenevekrstii and Prabandhavakrata in Kalidasa's Works 69
Meera Chakravorty  
Translation Theory, The Indian Text: Bishnu Oey 79
P.C. Muraleemadhavan  
Sankara on Maya and Ethical Principles 90
Avittathur Achyuthan  
A Peep into the Environmental Perspective of Kalidasa 97
P. Narayanan Namboodiri  
Traditional Sanskrit Learning in Kerala 103
T. Aryadevi  
Sabdapramana and Sabdabodha - A Naiyayika Exposition 109
Ramankutty. P.V.  
Causes of Environmental Disaster: Testimony in Sanskrit Works 117
K. Muthulekshmi  
Sambandha- The Relational 134
K.M. Anil  
Contesting Bodies and Mediating Discourses:  
Analysing the Philosophy of Swami Sivananda Paramahamsa 142
C.R. Subhadra  
Treatment of Pramana-s in the Kavyalankara of Bhamaha 159
A. Swaminathan  
Convocation address in the Upanisadic literature 168
K.K. Abdul Majeed  
Humanism in Bhagavadgita 173
T. Vasudevan  
Television Aesthetics - Spectator and the Rasa Experience  
C. Narayanan  
Ruyyaka in defence of Anandavardhana 210
V.R. Muralidharan  
Creativity of Language 218
T.S. Ajitha  
The Silent Discourses 227
Dharmaraj Adat  
Productive - Distributive - Administrative Relations in Rgvedic Society 236
K.V. Ajithkumar  
Contribution of Vaikkam Paccumuttatu to Ayurveda 264
Jayan Erancheri IlIam  
Vedic Deity Tvastr : A study based on Rgveda and later literature 280
T. Mini  
Buddhist tradition in ancient Indian architecture 290
K.L. Padmadas  
Reiteration of Dharma concept in Kerala renaissance  
as reflected in the contributions of Agamananda 300
Maciej Karasinski  
Freedom and Plenitude of Non-Dual Universe - A Note on  
jnanadhikara of Isvara - Pratyabhijna - Karika 314
Jayanisha Kurungot  
Ananda Philosophy 324
Reeja B Kavanal  
Rajasekhara's View on the Sources of Meaning in Poetry 341
M. Sathian  
The Concept of Lavanya in Dhvanyaloke 346
Sridevi  
Views of Anandavardhana and Kuntaka on Rasavadalankara - A Comparative Study 354
Vrinda. P.M  
The personality of Kalidasa as revealed in ONV's Ujjayini 361
Rasmi. B.  
Krti-s of Muttusvami Diksitar : A Literary Analysis 367
N.K. Sundareswaran  
Elements of polity in the Vedic Literature 376

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