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Thu Dec 12 2013

Books: Rule-extension Strategies in Ancient India: Freschi, Pontillo

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Date: 12-Dec-2013
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Subject: Rule-extension Strategies in Ancient India: Freschi, Pontillo
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Title: Rule-extension Strategies in Ancient India Subtitle: Ritual, Exegetical and Linguistic Considerations on the tantra- and prasanga-Principles Published: 2013 Publisher: Peter Lang AG

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Author: Elisa Freschi Author: Tiziana Pontillo Hardback: ISBN: 9783631628720 Pages: 177 Price: U.S. $ 52.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631628720 Pages: 177 Price: U.K. £ 32.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631628720 Pages: 177 Price: Europe EURO 40.10

This study focuses on the devices implemented in Classical Indian texts on ritual and language in order to develop a structure of rules in an economic and systematic way. These devices presuppose a spatial approach to ritual and language, one which deals for instance with absences as substitutions within a pre-existing grid, and not as temporal disappearances. In this way, the study reveals a key feature of some among the most influential schools of Indian thought.

The sources are Kalpasūtra, Vyākaraṇa and Mīmāṃsā, three textual traditions which developed alongside each other, sharing – as the volume shows – common presuppositions and methodologies. The book will be of interest for Sanskritists, scholars of ritual exegesis and of the history of linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics                             History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Sanskrit (san)
Written In: English (eng)

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