KAUNDA   BHATTA'S VAIYAKARANABHUSANASARA
AN ANALYTICAL STUDY

Edited by
SANDHYA RATHORE


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 them.

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