Publication Announcement (Results of a Text-Related Kashmir Panel )

Loriliai Biernacki Loriliai.Biernacki at COLORADO.EDU
Wed Apr 11 23:48:51 UTC 2012

Great news. I will have my library order it.
Best wishes,
Loriliai Biernacki
Prof. Biernacki
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Religious Studies
University of Colorado at Boulder
UCB 292
Boulder, CO 80309
Loriliai.Biernacki at

On 4/11/12 5:41 PM, "Roland Steiner" <steiner at MAILER.UNI-MARBURG.DE> wrote:

>Just released:
>Studia Indologica Universitatis Halensis, Volume 4:
>Steiner, Roland (ed.): Highland Philology. Results of a Text-Related
>Kashmir Panel at the 31st DOT, Marburg 2010. Halle (Saale):
>Universitätsverlag Halle-Wittenberg 2012, pp. 201. ISBN
>978-3-86977-040-6 (Hardbound) 59,- EUR.
>The announced volume is a collection of textual studies on various
>features of the history and culture of Kashmir. It is mainly based on
>revised versions of lectures delivered at a “Kashmir panel” held on
>the 22nd of September 2010 at the 31st German Oriental Conference
>(Deutscher Orientalistentag = DOT) in Marburg.
>It deals with the transfer of India's sacred geography to the
>highlands of Kashmir in a miniaturized form (Walter Slaje), a
>previously unnoticed recording of an appearance of Halley's Comet in
>Kashmir by the poet-historian Śrīvara (Walter Slaje), the historical
>traces of vocal and instrumental music (saṅgīta) in Kashmir
>(Advaitavadini Kaul), as well as with the poetical figure bhāṣāśleṣa
>(simultaneous expression of different meanings in two or more
>languages) as a peculiarity of Kashmiri writers and critics (Michael
>Hahn). Further subjects are the formation of a specifically Kashmiri
>literary genre -- the Kashmiri kathā -- and the development of a
>special style connected to it (Luther Obrock), and the question, when,
>where and why did Bhaṭṭa Jayanta write his Nyāyamañjarī (Walter Slaje).
>The last four contributions are about different aspects of the
>Mokṣopāya/Yogavāsiṣṭha literature: John Shore’s lost translation of a
>Persian version of the so-called Laghuyogavāsiṣṭha which he already
>wrote in 1784 (Jürgen Hanneder), the special character of the fourth
>book (Sthitiprakaraṇa) of the Mokṣopāya (Roland Steiner), and the
>meaning of single words (araghaṭṭa, saṃsāracakra, kośakāra) used in
>the Mokṣopāya (Martin Straube). A reply to a review of a partial
>edition of Bhāskarakaṇṭha’s Mokṣopāyaṭīkā along with general remarks
>on the “indological culture of debate” (Jürgen Hanneder and Walter
>Slaje) completes the volume.
>Kind regards,
>Roland Steiner
>Dr. Roland Steiner
>Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
>Seminar für Indologie
>Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 9
>D-06099 Halle (Saale)
>Tel.: +49-345-55-23656
>Fax.: +49-345-55-27211
>E-Mail: roland.steiner at

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