Valmiki, the hunter
Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Sat Dec 2 16:58:25 UTC 2006
In 'Authority and meaning in Indian religions : Hinduism and the case of
Valmiki', based on Taittiriya Praatisaakhya 5.34, 5.35, 5.36, 9.4, and 18.6,
Julia Leslie discusses the possibility that Valmiki, a grammarian, might have
belonged to a community whose mother-tongue was not Sanskrit.
Can a grammarian not propound a rule based on his observation of language
use by others? Is there any justification to assume Valmiki's rule is based on
his own usage? I would appreciate any comments on this from the Sanskrit
grammarians on this list.
Thanks in advance.
In a message dated 11/21/2006 6:47:10 A.M. Central Standard Time,
ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK writes:
This is the subject of Julia Leslie's book _Authority and meaning in
Indian religions : Hinduism and the case of Valmiki_. Curzon, 2003.
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