Mahabharata commentators

James L. Fitzgerald jftzgrld at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Fri Jul 24 12:08:28 UTC 1998

The BORI published parts of Devabodha's Jnaanadiipikaa in the 1940s and the
introductions to these provide some useful information.  As far as studies
go, all I know of are sections 14 & 15 of the third volume of Holtzmann's
MBh und seine Theile.  I think the greatest desideratum with regard to MBh
commentaries, and a pre-requisite for any serious comparative study, is an
edition of Arjunamisra.  For the small patches of his commentary I have
seen, I find him more laconic than NiilakaNTha (for whom I have a high
regard),  but also more penetrating.

Jim Fitzgerald
-----Original Message-----
From: Yigal Bronner <yigal at MD2.VSNL.NET.IN>
Date: Thursday, July 23, 1998 12:39 PM
Subject: Mahabharata commentators

>I am looking for any study on the commentarial tradition of the Mbh.
>Any historical survey, study of a specific commentator etc. would be
>Yigal Bronner.

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