[INDOLOGY] 'catching the ocean in a cow's hoofprint'
mmdesh at umich.edu
Mon Dec 23 17:13:25 UTC 2019
It is evident to me that Vikram Chandra has misunderstood the negative
context of the description of Pāṇini's grammar as a goṣpada. The verse
that I have cited says that Pāṇini's grammar is a goṣpada compared to the
ocean of Indra's grammar. But he does not cite this verse, and may have
received some second-hand information.
Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
On Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 8:59 AM Nagaraj Paturi via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
> I came across this paper on a academia:
> On Mon, Dec 23, 2019, 9:42 PM Antonia Ruppel via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> In the BBC radio series 'Incarnations', the episode on Pāṇini is entitled
>> 'Catching the Ocean in a Cow's Hoofprint', which it says is a description
>> of what Pāṇini's work achieved.
>> Can anyone tell me what the source of this expression specifically in
>> reference to Pāṇini is? Textual/online searches for goṣpada- have not led
>> me very far - but maybe I've been looking for the wrong word?
>> (In case anyone doesn't know 'Incarnations' and wants to listen to any of
>> the episodes:
>> Many thanks and all the best,
>> Dr Antonia Ruppel
>> University of Oxford
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