[INDOLOGY] Ananya Vajpeyi on Hindutva, caste, and Brahminical values

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Thu Oct 8 01:38:54 UTC 2015

Hello Gregg,

     You can find detailed discussions of the theories of gender in the
works of Sanskrit grammarians in the Introduction to my book, and some
sections of Kauṇḍabhaṭṭa's Nāmārthanirṇaya:



On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 7:50 PM, Greg Bailey <Greg.Bailey at latrobe.edu.au>

> Dear List,
> A student who does not know Sanskrit has asked the following question: "I am
> doing some research into the etymological history of the term
> 'gender'. Currently I am trying to find out whether the term was used in
> Sanskrit to denote the socio-sexual meaning of the term, or whether the
> usage was restricted to the grammatical meaning."
> Apart from the name of the three grammatical genders and the other common
> means of 'mark, characteristic' and 'penis,' can anybody please recommend
> any articles that may be of use?
> Thanks in advance,
> Greg Bailey
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Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor of Sanskrit and Linguistics
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
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The University of Michigan
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