Nirukta - second pari/si.s.ta

Yaroslav Vassilkov yavass at YV1041.SPB.EDU
Tue Jun 10 17:02:07 UTC 2003

Many cordial thanks to Peter M.Scharf for his exhaustive answer to my
question on the date of the Nirukta's 2nd pariziSTa. Dear Peter, if
you don't mind, I will refer to your posting in the article that I am working on now
(the proposed title is "The GItA versus the AnugItA: SAMkhya and Yoga in Unity,
Conflict and Dialogue").
                                                        Yaroslav Vassilkov

Mon, 09 Jun 103 20:43 +0300 MSK Peter M. Scharf wrote to INDOLOGY at

> Both Lakshman Sarup's edition of Nirukta and Bhadkamkar's edition
> (Bombay Sanskrit and Prakrit Series LXXXV) of Nirukta with Durga's
> commentary contain both parisistas.  Sarup's edition does not contain
> a translation of the parisistas.  Durga does not comment upon the
> second parisista which means it was added to the collection of
> earlier chapters of the Nirukta after Durga and probably means its
> composition post-dates Durga.  His date is much debated.  Sarup dated
> him as early as 1st...but no later than 13th c.  Kunhan Raja before
> 600 and Eivind Kahrs (Indian Semantic Analysis, p. 14): 6th c.  A
> closer examination of the relationship of the 2nd parisista with
> other texts would probably contribute to its dating.
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Yaroslav Vassilkov (yavass at
Institute of Oriental Studies
Tue, 10 Jun 103 19:53 +0300 MSK

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