Dear Ashok,

Thank you very much for reminding us of this book.  I am going to go to my local bookstore to order it tomorrow.

Best wishes,


On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 8:25 PM, Ashok Aklujkar via INDOLOGY <> wrote:

On Feb 24, 2017, at 9:32 AM, Gary Tubb via INDOLOGY <> 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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