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Pontillo / Freschi

Rule-extension Strategies in Ancient India

Ritual, Exegetical and Linguistic Considerations on the "tantra</I>- and "prasanga</I>-Principles

2013. Buch. XII, 177 S. Hardcover

Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-631-62872-0

Format (B x L): 14,8 x 21 cm

Gewicht: 350 g

In englischer Sprache

Produktbeschreibung

This study focuses on the devices implemented in Classical Indian texts on ritual and language in order to develop a structure of rules in an economic and systematic way. These devices presuppose a spatial approach to ritual and language, one which deals for instance with absences as substitutions within a pre-existing grid, and not as temporal disappearances. In this way, the study reveals a key feature of some among the most influential schools of Indian thought.
The sources are Kalpasutra, Vyakarana and Mimamsa, three textual traditions which developed alongside each other, sharing – as the volume shows – common presuppositions and methodologies. The book will be of interest for Sanskritists, scholars of ritual exegesis and of the history of linguistics.

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