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Valmiki’s Sanskrit
Valmiki’s Sanskrit

Valmiki’s Sanskrit

by L A Van Daalen

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Language

English

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

812081925X - Year: 2004 - Pages: 315

Binding

Hardcover

L A Van Daalen

Author: L A Van Daalen
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 315
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812081925X

Description

Vamiki, the poet and the author of Valmiki-Ramayana, most unlikely used irregularities more often than just sporadically; it is not concerned, generally, with what is grammatically correct. To present here the same is the main aim of this study that is mainly based on the text and the critical apparatus of the Critical Edition of the Valmiki Ramayana, The National Epic of India.

The study does not aim at reconstructing the archetype or the original text; however, it is assumed that it is possible to make statements along methodical lines on some features of the archetype and the original text of the poet. This study aims at proving that the archetype did contain only a few irregularities and that the text of the poet contained even less irregularities than the inferred state in the archetype would lead us to believe.

Contents

ABBREVIATIONS

Aim of this Study; Basic Concepts

A New Approach to the Problem of Ramayana

Textual Criticism

Preview

Digression

Metrics

Collection of Material

Metrical Considerations

A Discussion of the Cases of irregularity Transmitted by All or Nearly All the MSS. In Ramayana II-IV

Irregularities Transmitted by all the MSS. In Ramayana I

Notes to the Appendix

General Index

Ramayana text-places

Modern authors

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