Publication Announcement

Walter Slaje slaje at T-ONLINE.DE
Fri Feb 1 20:35:00 UTC 2008

Sastrarambha. Inquiries into the
Preamble in Sanskrit. Edited by Walter
Slaje. Preface by Edwin Gerow.
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag 2008. pp.
XV, 255. EUR 65,-- ISBN

The present volume contains a collection
of 10 articles read to the audience of a
topic-related panel at the 13th World
Sanskrit Conference, held in Edinburgh
in July 2006. The papers focus on a
variety of aspects of prolegomena
composed in Sanskrit by examining them
in their different systemic and
systematic contexts. Extending beyond
sastra in its narrower sense as bodies
of (philoso­phical) knowledge, some of
the investigations assembled here
concern themselves with preambles to
different categories such as Vedic
exegesis, poetics, poetry and
Edwin Gerow, En archêi ên ho logos – "In
the Beginning was the Word".
Chr. Minkowski, Why should we read the
P. Balcerowicz, Some Remarks on the
Opening Sections in Jaina
Episte­mological Treatises.
Jan E. M. Houben, Doxographic
Introductions to the Philosophical
Sys­­tems: Malla­va­din and the
Ph. A. Maas, “Descent with
Modification": The Opening of the
J. Bronkhorst, What was Sa?kara's
M. Schmücker, Advaitic Reasoning of
Undertaking (arambha) the
Brahmavicarasastra and the
Counter-Argument in Ve?ka?anatha’s
Silvia D’Intino, Meaningful Mantras. The
Introductory Portion of the ?gvedabha?ya
by Skandasvamin.
G. A. Tubb, Philosophical Beginnings in
Sanskrit Treatises on Po­e­­­tics.
Giuliano Boccali, The Incipits of
Classical Sargabandhas.
W. Slaje, ?In the Guise of Poetry’ –
Kalha?a Reconsidered.
Index, compiled by Andreas Pohlus.


Prof. Dr. Walter Slaje
Hermann-Loens-Str. 1
D-99425 Weimar (Germany)
Tel/Fax: +49-(0)3643 501391
Seminar für Indologie
Institut für Altertumswissenschaften
Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 9
D-06108 Halle (Germany)
Tel: +49-(0)345-55-23650
Fax: +49-(0)345-55-27139
mailto:walter.slaje at
Ego ex animi mei sententia spondeo ac
me studia humanitatis impigro labore
culturum et provecturum
non sordidi lucri causa nec ad vanam
captandam gloriam,
sed quo magis veritas propagetur et lux
eius, qua salus
humani generis continetur, clarius
Vindobonae, die XXI. mensis Novembris

More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list