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Indian Linguistics and Culture

Shashi Kashyap (Author)

This book is a compilation of carefully chosen research papers. These papers dwell upon topics ranging from Ancient Indian Knowledge of Politics, Philosophy and Language Guidelines, to the more recent Indian freedom movement and environmental conservation. Papers on ‘Sabdabodha’ elaborate on epistemology as understood in different philosophical disciplines of grammar (Vyakarana), poetics (Alankarshastra), Mimansa, Vaisesika and Nyaya. Papers on Rajdharma in Dharmashastras and Democracy in manusmriti look into the judicial and political guidelines set forth during the period. Papers on Kingship and judiciary are relevant in present context. They also discuss Importance of ordeals in Law which is unique to traditional Hindu law system. The concept of Tatparyavritti is explained with special reference to Jayantabhatta’s work Nyayamanjari. Research papers dealing with ‘Environment in Sanskrit Scriptures intricately deal with today’s emerging issues of environmental degradation and conservation. The paper on “Role of Sanskrit in the Independence Movement’ highlights the silent yet strong influence of the language in inspiring a nation fighting for its own identity. Thus the book is very usefull for the readers of different field of Sanskrit.

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About the author

Shashi Kashyap

Dr. Shashi Kashyap is currently the Dean of Arts Faculty and Head of Sanskrit Department at S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai.  She has a research experience of over thirty yeas and teaching experience of over sixteen years.  She has been the author of a number of books and research articles in various national journals.  Her publications cover a wide spectrum of topics including Indian philosophy, Dharmashastra and linguistics.  Her prior works include 'Sabda Pramana in Nyaya Philosophy' and 'Concept of Justice in Dharmashastra'.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Linguistics and Culture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8183152406
length 188p., 22cm.