ISBN 9788124600320,Peep at Indology

Peep at Indology



D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.

Publication Year 1994

ISBN 9788124600320

ISBN-10 8124600325

Hard Back

Number of Pages 136 Pages
Language (English)


How far has the poetic style of the Vedas influenced the later Sanskrit literature, specially the authors of Brahmanas, Upanishads, and even lexicons? How far do the Dharmashastras, particularly in terms of their value concepts, manifest borrowings from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata? Or, again, how do Dharmashastras view the juridical concepts, like nyasa (deposit) and witness? How, and what for, have Valmiki, Kalidasa, and other classical poetsplaywrights used astronomical symbology- like, for instance, the phenomenon of Moon-Rohini association, in their writings? How is Professor H.D. Velankars contribution to Vedic Indology, specially Rg-Vedic interpretations, unique in its own right? An eminent Sanskritist, Dr. Moghe addresses these and other Indology-related questions, drawing on his highly specialized studies of Dharmashastras, Purva-Mimamsa philosophy, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, literary classics and dramaturgic texts. In this composition of 12 writings, of varying lengths, the author discovers fresh linkages between Dharmashastras and Indias foremost epics, highlighting how both the Mahabharata and the Ramayanas ethicalsociallegal values found almost universal acceptance with the writers of Dharmasastras, either in their unaltered form or with certain modifications. Among other thematic specificities, A Peep at Indology takes a critical look at some of the hitherto-unnoticed niceties of Banbhattas Harshacaritam, Kalidasas Raghuvamsham and Abhijnana Shakuntalam, and other classical Sanskrit plays- against the backdrop of Hemadri and Ranganathas well-known commentaries. Invaluable to the scholarsresearchers of Vedic Indology, Dharmashastra literature, and classical Sanskrit.