By Johannes Bronkhorst

This ebook was once written as a doctoral thesis. It used to be submitted to and permitted via the collage of Poona in 1979. numerous humans contributed to the production of this e-book, in a number of methods. Prof. S. D. Joshi, my manager, brought me to the learn of the Sanskrit grammatical culture. His unfailing skepticism in the direction of and war of words with the guidelines labored out during this e-book contributed extra to their improvement than he can have been acutely aware. Prof. Paul Kiparsky gave encouragement while this used to be badly wanted. within the years following 1979 Dr. Dominik Wujastyk was once style sufficient to learn the manuscript and recommend advancements in language and magnificence. To all of those lowe a debt of gratitude, yet such a lot of all lowe this sort of debt to Pandit Shivarama Krishna Shastri. during a number of years he learn with me many parts of Nagesa's grammatical and different works, and masses in addition to. His skill to appreciate tricky grammatical and philosophical texts in Sanskrit was once unrivaled, and with out his aid it'll have taken some distance longer to jot down this ebook and certainly may rather well have proved most unlikely. Shivarama Krishna Shastri by no means observed the results of our examining; he died sooner than this e-book may seem in print. I devote it to his reminiscence. J. BRONKHORST Xl creation within the following pages an test could be made to set up that the a part of Nagesa's Paribha$endusekhara (PS) which bargains with Par.

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22 which support Kielhorn. adhyaYl, the reason being that this Paribh~a is indicated by P. 132, which itself occurs in that section. a states this in the following terms: MP IV, p. 1 bahiraizgam antaraizge ity e~ii paribhii~ii viiha lith ily atra jfiiipitety iibhiicchiistiiya. 1 antaraizge is indicated in (P. " Niige§a comments: MPU IV, p. 698 v1Jha Lith ity atreti / etad eva yuktam / 43 RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THE BP "Regarding (Kaiyata's remark) 'in (P. " Here Niigesa seems to endorse Kaiyata's view that the BP is part of the Abhlya section and therefore itself asiddha with respect to rules belonging to that section.

1 and by the BP, there is no problem. Only such cases where P. 1 and the BP conflict are interesting for us now. In such cases it is the antarGllga rule that finds itself in the Tripiidi or, where the bahiranga rule is also in the Tripiidl, RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF THE BP 39 finds itself more towards the end of that section. But where P. 1 and the BP are in conflict, only P. 1 counts. This we learn from the last passage discussed. This whole story is completely independent of the question of whether BPI or BP2 is involved.

In other words, the last sentence of this passage can also be understood as meaning that Par. , BP21 and BP22 combined. Indeed, we shall see that BP22 provides that operations which take place inside a single word supersede operations which reach over the boundary of single words (Chapter 7, below), so that there is nothing unusual about invoking BP22 where the derivation of ayaje indram is the subject of discussion. 14 • Even if, in view of the above, the reader discards the passage from the PS as evidence regarding the behaviour of Par.

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