[INDOLOGY] Vedic searches

Matthew Kapstein mattkapstein at proton.me
Thu Mar 7 08:55:45 UTC 2024

Many thanks to those who have replied to my query on- and off-list. Your leads are very helpful.

Matthew T. Kapstein
Professor emeritus
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, PSL Research University, Paris

The University of Chicago Divinity School






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On Thursday, March 7th, 2024 at 12:16 AM, Caley Smith <smith.caley at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Matthew,
> In terms of breadth, I think the Vishva Bandhu concordance remains the most complete (Vishva Bandhu, Bhim Dev, S. Bhaskaran Nair (eds.), Vaidika-Padānukrama-Koṣa: A Vedic Word-Concordance, Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research Institute, Hoshiarpur, 1963–1965.) But there are text specific concordances (like the one of the RV by Lubotsky) which are more recent and easy to navigate.
> Best,
> Caley
> On Wed, Mar 6, 2024 at 6:05 PM Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>> Dear colleagues,
>> As one who has little background in Vedic studies, but now wishes to conduct some lexical research in the Vedic corpus, i would be most grateful for your help with two questions:
>> What are the best ways, if there is a way, to search a given lexical item throughout the corpus, or at least a large portion thereof?
>> What tools would you recommend to trace the evolution in the use of a lexical item diachronically throughout the corpus?
>> These are of course two faces of the same query, but the first concerns the raw search for occurrences and the latter seeks historical interpretation. My interest lies primarily in the background of a range of terms that later came to be used technically in the nyāya schools.
>> With thanks in advance for shared wisdom,
>> Matthew
>> Matthew Kapstein
>> EPHE, Paris
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