literature on commentarial style

Johannes Bronkhorst Johannes.Bronkhorst at ORIENT.UNIL.CH
Fri May 22 06:56:04 UTC 1998

I have written some articles that might be of interest in this connection:

"Two literary conventions of classical India." Asiatische Studien / Etudes
Asiatiques 45 (2), 1991 [1992], 210-227.

"Vaarttika." Wiener Zeitschrift fuer die Kunde Suedasiens 34 (1990), 123-146.

>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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