Voegeli, François / Eltschinger, Vincent / Feller, Danielle / Candotti, Maria Piera / Diaconescu, Bogdan / Kulkarni, Malhar (eds)
Johannes Bronkhorst Felicitation Volume
Year of Publication: 2012
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XIV, 847 pp., num. ill., tables and graphs
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Johannes Bronkhorst, professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, from 1987 to 2011, undoubtedly belongs to the most talented and significant indologists of the last three decades. His abundant work testifies to an unparalleled range of interests from early Buddhism to grammar, mathematics to asceticism, philosophy to archaeology, and is characterized by the determination to challenge preconceived ideas, clichés and traditional (mis)constructs.
The present felicitation volume includes thirty-two essays by some of the finest scholars in the field of indology, which reflect Johannes Bronkhorst's main scholarly contributions: Grammar, Philosophy, Vedic Studies, Buddhism and Jainism, Dharmasastra and Arthasastra, Epics and Puranas. It presents an almost complete spectrum of the intellectual and spiritual pursuits and speculations in Ancient India, and will be of inestimable value to the specialists of all fields of Indology. The volume also includes a presentation of Johannes Bronkhorst's academic career and contribution to Indian Studies by Jan E.M. Houben, and an ongoing bibliography of his work.
Contents: Jan E. M. Houben: Johannes Bronkhorst and Indian Studies - Maria Piera Candotti: Naming-Procedure and Substitution in Early Sanskrit Grammarians - George Cardona: Panini and Padakaras - Abhijit Ghosh: Yaska's Treatment of Verb vis-à-vis Noun: Will the Verbal Noun Please Stand up? - Jan E. M. Houben: On the bahiranga-Rule in Paninian Grammar: Nagesa and Narayana - Eivind Kahrs: Bhartrhari and the Tradition: karmapravacaniya - Malhar Kulkarni/Anuja Ajotikar/Tanuja Ajotikar: Derivation of the Declension of yusmad and asmad in Candra Vyakarana - Thomas Oberlies: Candriana Inedita (Studien zum Candravyakarana V) - Hideyo Ogawa: Patañjali's View of a Sentence Meaning and Its Acceptance by Bhartrhari - Ashok Aklujkar: Authorship of the Sankarsa-kanda - Eli Franco: Once Again on the Desires of the Buddha - Vashishta Narayan Jha: Ontology of Relations. The Approach of Navya Nyaya - Klaus Karttunen: Wise Men and Ascetics. Indian Philosophy and Philosophers in Classical Antiquity - Raffaele Torella: Studies in Utpaladeva's Isvarapratyabhijña-vivrti. Part V: Self-Awareness and Yogic Perception- Toshihiro Wada: Sasadhara on Invariable Concomitance (vyapti) (1) - Joel P. Brereton: On the Particle hí in the Rgveda - Madhav M. Deshpande: Vedas and Their Sakhas: Contested Relationships - Asko Parpola: The Anupadasutra of Samaveda and Jaimini: Prolegomena to a Forthcoming Edition and Translation - Peter M. Scharf: Vedic Accent: Underlying Versus Surface - Vincent Eltschinger: Debate, Salvation and Apologetics. On the Institutionalization of Dialectics in the Buddhist Monastic Environment - Harry Falk: Small-Scale Buddhism - Phyllis Granoff: On Reading the Lives of the Jinas. Questions and Answers of Medieval Monks - Helmut Krasser: Bhaviveka, Dharmakirti and Kumarila - Gregory Schopen: The Buddhist Nun as an Urban Landlord and a 'Legal Person' in Early India - Charles Malamoud : Imagination, croyance et gouvernement des hommes. Note sur l'Arthasastra - Patrick Olivelle: Kantakasodhana. Courts of Criminal Justice in Ancient India - Kiyotaka Yoshimizu: Kumarila and Medhatithi on the Authority of Codified Sources of dharma - Gregory Bailey: Sthavirabuddhayah in the Markandeyasamasyaparvan of the Mahabharata. Problems in Locating Critiques of Buddhism in the Mahabharata - John Brockington: The Ramayana in the Puranas - Mary Brockington: Nala, Yudhisthira, and Rama. Fitting the Narrative Pattern - Danielle Feller: Two Tales of Vanishing Wives. Sita's Trials Reconsidered in the Light of the Story of Saranyu - James L. Fitzgerald: Philosophy's 'Wheel of Fire' (alatacakra) and Its Epic Background - Irawati Kulkarni/Malhar Kulkarni: A Note on Manuscripts in the S. P. Pandit Collection.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
François Voegeli has a PhD in Sanskrit Philology from the University of Lausanne. His main research interests are Vedic ritual, Vedic philology, and the archaeology of South Asia.
Vincent Eltschinger is a research fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and currently focuses on the religious background and apologetic dimensions of late Indian Buddhist philosophy.
Danielle Feller teaches Indian religions at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and her main field of research concerns the Sanskrit epics and kavya literature.
Maria Piera Candotti is Lecturer in Sanskrit at the University of Lausanne. Her interest mainly concerns the metalinguistic theories developped in the Sanskrit grammatical tradition (vyakarana).
Bogdan Diaconescu is an Indologist and scholar of religion who specialises in Sanskrit knowledge-systems and Indian religions, studied in their various historical and cultural interactions, Sanskrit and Pali linguistics, and the expansion of Indian thought in Asia.
Malhar Kulkarni is a Vaiyakarana by training and currently teaches at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai.
Worlds of South and Inner Asia. Vol. 5
Edited by the Swiss Asia Society represented by Johannes Bronkhorst, Karénina Kollmar-Paulenz and Angelika Malinar