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In the historical study of the Indian grammarian tradition, a line of demarcation can often be drawn between the conformity of a system with the well-known grammar of Pa?ini and the explanatory effectiveness of that system. One element of Pa?ini’s grammar that scholars have sometimes struggled to bring across this line of demarcation is the theory of homogeneity, or savar?ya, which concerns the final consonants in Pa?ini’s reference catalog, as well as phonetic similarities between sounds. While modern Sanskrit scholars understand how to interpret and apply Pa?ini’s homogeneity, they still find it necessary to unravel the history of varying interpretations of the theory in subsequent grammars.
Madhav Deshpande’s The Theory of Homogeneity provides a thorough account of the historical development of the theory. Proceeding first to study this conception in the Pa?inian tradition, Deshpande then passes on to other grammatical systems. Deshpande gives attention not only to the definitions of homogeneity in these systems but also the implementation of the theory in those respective systems. Even where definitions are identical, the concept may be applied quite differently, in which cases Deshpande examines by considering the historical relationships among the various systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Epigraph
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  1. Preface
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  1. Part One The Pāṇinian Tradition
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  1. 1 Principles Of Historical Investigation
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  1. 2 Pāṇinian Theory Of Homogeneity
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  1. 3 Kātyāyana’s Theory Of Ākṛti-grahaṇa
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  1. 4 Patañjali’s Proposal Of Prayatna-bheda
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  1. 5 A Non-traditional Approach
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  1. 6 Back To Pāṇini
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  1. 7 Problems In Vākyāparisamāpti
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  1. 8 Restrictions On Homogeneous-representation
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  1. 9 Vyāḍi On Homogeneous-representation
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  1. Part Two Non-pāṇinian Traditions
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  1. 10 Prātiśākhyas On Savarṇa
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  1. 11 Śikṣās On Savarṇa
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  1. 12 Non-pāṇinian Grammars On Savarṇa
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  1. 13 A Historical Overview
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  1. Appendix A
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  1. Notes
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  1. Bibliography And Abbreviations
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  1. Series List
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  1. Errata
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472901708
Related ISBN
9780891480525
MARC Record
OCLC
1193313921
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-09
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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