Sign and Structure (Indological Essays)
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Item Code: NAH466
Author: C. Rajendran
Publisher: Department of Sanskrit, University of Calicut
Language: Transliteration and English Translation
Edition: 2001
Pages: 144
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 150 gm
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About The Book

The papers collected in the present volume are representative of the wide range of scholarship of one of the most perceptive researchers of recent times. The collection includes interesting articles like "Dhvani Theory: A Post-structural Perspective', 'Music and Musical Instruments in Natya Sastra', and 'Democratic Elements in the polity of Ancient India', in addition to several papers related to Sanskrit Poetics and Linguistics.

Dr. C.Rajendran, currently working as Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit, University of Calicut, is a scholar of international repute. His doctoral thesis on Mahimabhatta's Vyaktiviveka was widely acclaimed as a significant contribution to studies in poetics. Author of a dozen books and more than a hundred research papers, Dr. Rajendran has also traveled widely in India and abroad. His work, Pathavum Porulum was selected as the best work in literary criticism by Kerala Sahitya Akademi in 2001


Most of the articles included in this Volume fall under the categories of Literary theory, and Linguistics and the rest are of general nature which have been grouped under 'Miscellany'. Most of these articles were either published in research journals or presented in various National and International seminars. The common thread uniting them is that all of the deal with various aspects of Indology.

I am extremely thankful to Rashtriya Samskrit Sansthan, New Delhi for having given me a grant which enabled me to go ahead with the publication of this work.


Literary Theory
1Dhvani theroy - A Post - Structural Perspective7-14
2The Ideals of Simplicity and Complexity in Sanskrit Literary Criticism15-26
3A Note on Anandavardhana's Concept of Alamkara27-32
4Mahimabhatta and Kuntaka33-45
5Mahimabhatta's Concept of Poetry a Sastra46-52
6References to Buddhistic Philosophy in Dhvanyaloka53-60
7The Vithis of Ramapanivada61-72
8Principles of Vedic Exegesis and the Paspasahnika of Mahabhasya73-81
9Position of Particles and Predicatives in Sanskrit Word order82-89
10Mahimabhatta on the Reflexive Function of Language90-96
11Mahimabhatta on Apasabdas97-104
12Music and Musical Intruments in Natyasastra105-112
13Social Philosophy in Tyagraja's Songs113-118
14Democratic elements in the Polity of Ancient India119-134
15Regerences to Ayrvedic Principles in Sanskrit Literature135-142
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