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Saunakiya Caturadhyayika: A Pratisakhya of the Saunakiya Atharvaveda

Saunakiya Caturadhyayika: A Pratisakhya of the Saunakiya Atharvaveda

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A detailed discussion by the editor complements this critical edition and translation of the phonetical treatise (Pratisakhya) of the Saunaka Samhita, one of two versions of the second oldest Indian text, the Saunaka Atharvaveda.

The 19th century edition of the text by W.D. Whitney has long been out of date; this reevaluation provides insights into early grammatical thought and helps to re-establish the textual tradition of the Atharvaveda. The book deals with the phonetically correct pronunciation of that text which has received only preliminary treatment thus far. It is also one of the few in its genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674789876
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 05/01/1998
Series: Harvard Oriental Series , #52
Pages: 821
Product dimensions: 7.29(w) x 10.31(h) x 2.09(d)

About the Author

Madhav M. Deshpande is Professor of Sanskrit, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Table of Contents



1. Critical Edition of the Śaunakīyā Caturādhyāyika

2. Description of the Manuscripts

3. New Features of the Critical Edition of the CA

4. General Features of the Ancient Indian Phonetics

5. Phonetics vs Phonology in Indian Grammatical Tradition

6. Pāninian Impact on the Tradition of the CA

7. The AV Prātisākhyas and the SAV Text-Transmission

Śaunakīyā Caturādhyāyika

Adhyāya 1, Pāda 1

Adhyāya 1, Pāda 2

Adhyāya 1, Pāda 3

Adhyāya 1, Pāda 4

Adhyāya 2, Pāda 1

Adhyāya 2, Pāda 2

Adhyāya 2, Pāda 3

Adhyāya 2, Pāda 4

Adhyāya 3, Pāda 1

Adhyāya 3, Pāda 2

Adhyāya 3, Pāda 3

Adhyāya 3, Pāda 4

Adhyāya 4, Pāda 1

Adhyāya 4, Pāda 2

Adhyāya 4, Pāda 3

Adhyāya 4, Pāda 4

Pancasandhi of Krsnadasa

Bibliography & Abbreviations

Sutra Index

Index of Sanskrit Terms

Index of Texts and Authors

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