literature on commentarial style

George Thompson thompson at JLC.NET
Thu May 21 20:32:09 UTC 1998

See also:

Louis Renou: "Sur le genre du sUtra dans la litte'rature sanskrite", in
*Journal Asiatique* 251, 1963.

George Thompson

>Replies to msg 19 May 98: indology at (Adrian Burton)
> abEA> Can anyone direct me to *any* discussion of the traditional
> abEA> style used by commentators ( i.e., the literary style
> abEA> employed by the writers of bhaashya, Tiikaa, TippaNii
> abEA> etc.).
> abEA> I would be looking for:
> abEA> articles (e.g. something like Staal's "Scientific
> abEA> Sanskrit"),
>One basic text on this matter is an article by Hermann Jacobi. I do not
>have the precise reference, but it is included in his _Kleine Schriften_,
>publ. by the Von Glasenapp-Stiftung (in that famous series of green
>volumes of 'kleine Schriten' by various German-language Indologists). I
>remember having read it as a student with great profit.
>Robert Zydenbos
>zydenbos at

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