[INDOLOGY] Metre of gopī-gītam

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Sat Jun 13 21:08:49 EDT 2020


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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 Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 5:58 PM Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:

> Dear Harry,
>
>      I have a pdf of the Mandāramarandacampū in the Kāvyamālā series, and
> of the three volume edition of Apte's dictionary edited by P. K. Gode and
> C. G. Karve.  "The Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries website gives a
> publication date of 1957" because the three volumes were published in the
> three successive years 1957, 1958 and 1959.  If you need these pdfs, I can
> send them to you via WeTransfer.  Let me know.  Best,
>
> 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 Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 5:32 PM Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
>> Thank you to Madhav Deshpande, Roland Steiner, Nagaraj Paturi,
>> AleksandarUsk  (and Christophe Vielle (who gave me the reference  Borooah,
>> A comprehensive grammar of the Sanskrit language, vol. 10: Prosody, 1883,
>> p. 100 §207, as a sub-type of triṣ.tup, without any name.)
>> for this fascinating discussion.
>>
>> 1) I couldn't find Mandāramarandacampū published in the Kāvyamālā
>> series, No. 52, Bombay 1895 in archive.org and the link to this text in
>> sanskritbooks.org (which was to an archive.org address) is broken. Does
>> anyone have a pdf or a link to an online copy?
>>
>> 2) The three volume enhanced Apte dictionary that Madhav refererd to, is
>> in  the Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries websiet
>> https://www.sanskrit-lexicon.uni-koeln.de/ but only available on special
>> request. I'm assuming this is because it is considered to be still under
>> copyright and not in the public domain.
>>
>> Madhav gave me this information about the edition: 1959 edition published
>> in Pune by Prasad Prakashan, with editors P. K. Gode and C. G. Karve. But
>> the Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries website gives a publication date
>> of 1957.
>>
>> if it was published after  21 January 1958 then the Copyright Act of 1957
>> applies and it wont be in the public domain until 60 years after the
>> editors date of death. But if the Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries
>> website date of publication (1957) for the dictionary is correct then it
>> should be in the public domain.
>> See:
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_India#Duration_of_copyright_protection_under_the_Copyright_Act_1957
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Harry Spier
>>
>> On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 5:31 AM Roland Steiner via INDOLOGY <
>> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Madhav,
>>>
>>> > indicating that the reading of the definition given in the Kavyamala
>>> edition is faulty
>>>
>>> Surprisingly, the commentary (*Mādhuryarañjanīvyākhyā*) confirms this
>>> fault:
>>>
>>> *narau nagaṇaragaṇau ro ragaṇaḥ / gau gurudvayam /*
>>>
>>> I guess that the correct entry in the three volume edition of Apte's
>>> dictionary could be taken from Velankar's *Jayadāman* (Bombay 1949, p.
>>> 126):
>>>
>>> "*nararalaga Rājahaṃsī* (6,5) Mm. 9.11, *Vibhūṣaṇā* Vjs [=
>>> *Vṛttajātisamuccaya* of Vīrahaṅka] 4.94"
>>>
>>> By the way, the definition *kanakamañjarī naś ca rau lagau* is itself
>>> written in this meter (*na ra ra la ga*; caesura after the 6th
>>> syllable) - a practice that was probably first introduced by Jayadeva
>>> (leaving aside the hardly datable *Nāṭyaśāstra*).
>>>
>>> Best wishes,
>>> Roland Steiner
>>>
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