On Feb 24, 2017, at 9:32 AM, Gary Tubb via INDOLOGY <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.”a.a.
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