Kaunda Bhatta's Vaiyakaranabhusanasara is an abridgement of his own Vaiyakaranabhusana.
It is a pioneering attempt at logical systemization of Panini's Grammar. It presents
an argument to show the reason for the differing interpretations of the Paninian rules by
Mimamsakas and Naiyayikas on the one hand, and grammarians on the other. Through an
analysis of verbal roots, conjugational, declensional, primary and secondary affixes,
compounds, prefixes and particles; and a study of Sphota, it explicates
grammarians' outlook on verbal cognition. The present study is a critical
examination of Kunda Bhatta's arguments. It brings out the relevance of Paninian Grammar
in understanding the modern theories of meaning, semantics and syntax.
Sandhya Rathore , after obtaining her Doctoral degree, taught Sanskrit at Aditi
College ; Hansraj College ; and Miranda House of Delhi University. She is actively engaged
in the promotion of Sanskrit school children. She has authored several text books for