Re: [INDOLOGY] paṇḍita

Ashok Aklujkar ashok.aklujkar at
Sat Feb 25 01:25:03 UTC 2017

> On Feb 24, 2017, at 9:32 AM, Gary Tubb via INDOLOGY <indology at <mailto:indology at>> wrote:
> A colleague has asked about the history of the term “paṇḍita” 

Much relevant material can be found in: The Pandit. Traditional Sanskrit Scholarship in India. Festschrift Parameshvara Aithal.  (ed) Michaels, Axel. New Delhi: Manohar. South Asian Studies series.

I have contributed an article to this volume which may be considered directly relevant to your query: 
	"Paṇḍita and pandits in history.”   

The second article in the same volume which indirectly explains how the uses noted so far on this thread become possible is: "The pandits from a piṇḍa-brahmāṇḍa point of view.”


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