Vaiyakaranabhusana of Kondabhatta - Volume II

Vaiyakaranabhusana of Kondabhatta - Volume II

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Author: V N Jha
Translator(s): V N Jha
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Year: 1997
Language: English
Pages: 143
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170305381


The Vaiyakaranabhusana of Kondabhatta (also spelt as Kaundabhatt) belongs to the category of the sabdabodha (verbal understanding) literature contributed by the grammarians. The text Vaiyakaranabhusana is divided into thirteen chapters dealing with thirteen components of a Sanskrit expression.

The first chapter is called dhatvarthanirupana which deals with referent of a root. While deciding the meaning of a root Kondabhatta takes into account all the views prevalent at his time and held mainly by the Naiyayikas and the Mimamsakas and refer to them one by one in order to establish the stand point of the grammarian philosophers.

The language of the text is the chaste Navya Nyaya language. This translation will establish meaningful interaction with even modern disciplines like Semantics, Philosophy of Language. Epistemology, Logic, Artificial Intelligence etc.