Kashmir, Tamilnadu, Panini, Abhinavagupta, etc.

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 17 17:29:36 UTC 1999

>>  PS: What you are giving as Sanskrit does not appear to
>>   be chaste Sanskrit. Hope the future critical edition is OK. -NG

>Could that possible reveal the authors vernacular??

  This is quite well known. Many mahayana authors, patronized
  by mercantile classes (cheTTi (Ta.)/shresTi) with wealth
  from sea-borne trade, were not sanskrit experts.

  They were just imitating Samskrit paNDitas, but their
  works fall far short of good Sanskrit.

  N. Ganesan

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