- Hardcover: 231 pages
- Publisher: D.K. Print World Ltd; 1 edition (15 September 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8124603375
- ISBN-13: 978-8124603376
- Package Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.7 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
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Text and Interpretation: The India Tradition Hardcover – 15 Sep 2005
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1. The chapters are well-structure and the development of topics are done with great
2. The details in foot-notes are valuable.
3. The Bibliographical details are very useful.
4. The study in the fourth chapter on Adi Shankara’s interpretation of the 2nd chapter of Gita is very interesting.
5. The diagrammatic representations are very useful.
6. The list of ‘Sphota literature’ in page 27 is very useful.
7. Differentiating etymology from nirukta said in page 45 is a highlight of an important
8. An outline of the contents of Manusamhita in page 66 is also very useful.
The quality of paper and binding is good that helps to handle the book more number of times with ease. The font used is also pleasing.
However, I would like to draw your attention on some features that could have been incorporated in the book.
a. The index can carry a list of nyayas mentioned in the chapter titled ‘The shared mode of
interpretation’ with a brief explanation. It will be very useful as a ready reckoner for students of Philosophy and Sanskrit.
b. In page12 the questions raised by Jaimini and answered is listed. A mention of the reference number of the Mimamsa-sutras would have been helpful.
c. In page 89, it is said there are five kinds of “meaninglessness” (see fig. p. 81) – but the diagram in page 81 lists six kinds under the sub-head “meaninglessness” (marked under ‘In text’).
d. In page 107, the table could include other systems like Vaiyakaranas, Pratyjabhijna etc.
e. In page. 168 - Moksa as not a metaphysical category could have been explained with a brief note, as this is a popular misconception.
But these are some minor observations only. Please accept my wishes for this commendable work. The author’s experience in the field of teaching and his special interest in literary and linguistic theories reflect in every line of the book. (S. Bhuvaneshwari)
At a time of resurgence of interest in the Indian intellectual traditions in grammar, philosophy, logic, theories of meaning and poetics, and as part of a transdisciplinary search for abstract structures of knowledge, this book should be of interest to students and scholars of Indian languages, linguistics, semiotics and literatures and generate lively intellectual controversy among scholars and motivate further research and study in these areas.