Bauddhasaṃgraha: An Anthology of Buddhist Sanskrit Textsby Nalinaksha Dutt

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  • Bauddhasagraha: An Anthology of Buddhist Sanskrit Texts by Nalinaksha DuttReview by: E. B.Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 84, No. 4 (Oct. - Dec., 1964), p. 491Published by: American Oriental SocietyStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/596858 .Accessed: 14/06/2014 15:24

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  • Brief Notices of Books 491

    few published in the U. S. S. R.) " His labour will be amply rewarded if this cumulated volume proves to be of some use to the members of the reading public in their endeavor to study the trends in translation from foreign languages to the languages of India and from one Indian language to another." (1'- ii)- (E. B.)

    Sandhi. The Theoretical, Phonetic and Historical Bases of WVord-Junction in Sanskrit. By WV. SIDNEY ALLEN. Pp. 114. 's Gravenhage: MOUTON AND CO., 1962. ". . . something between a handbook and a monograph, which, whilst it will undoubtedly prove less attractive to the student, may appeal to a wider range of interests in Indian and general linguistics. One particular aim has been to give due weight to certain rare or anomolous occurrences, which are statistically and pedagogically of minor importance, but which preserve valuable evidence for systematic statement and explanation." (p. 5). (E. B.)

    Inidia as Kntown to Pdnini. [A study of the cultural material in the Ashlt4dhydy!.] By V. S. AGRAWALA. Pp. xxiv + 612. Varanasi: Prithvi Prakashan, 1963. Rs. 15.00. A second, revised and enlarged, edition in paperback. A scholarly analysis of the data-social, economic, literary, religious and politi- cal-contained in Painini's A-tadhyviy!. (E. B.)

    The Kuuidrasanhbhava of KflidCtsa. Critically edited by Sf RYAKANTA with a general introduction by Dr. R. S. RADIIAKRISHNAN. Pp. xxxiii + 254. New Delhi: SAIIITYA AKADEMI, 1962. Rs. 10.00. This is the third of the critical editions of Kdlidasa's complete works being published by the Sahitya Akedemi. Dr. Survakanta's task is one not to be envied (" Ex- amples of confusion, corruption, mixture, and in- terpolation [i. e., of the text] can be multiplied." p. xxviii.) and his accomplishment worthy of note. He lists in his Critical Apparatus 23 mss. (most of which are incomplete) containing the first seven or eight cantos of the work, and seven printed editions, of which only two contain all seventeen cantos. His studies have led Dr. Suryakanta to conclude that the second half of the poem is genuine and, there- fore, completes the narrative. The text is accom- )anied by footnotes, indicating variant readings and

    differing interpretations of commentators. A verse- index is appended. In the General Introduction Dr. S. Radhakrishnan assesses KdlidAsa as " the great representative of India's spirit, grace and genius." (p. i) and discusses the question of his date and value as a human being and creative artist.

    (E. B.)

    Bauddhasauygraha: Au Aith oloyy of lBudhist Saaskrit Texts. Edited by NALINAKSHA DUTT. PIp. XXiii + 143. (Sahityaratnakose, trtiya klhandah; Trea- sures of Sanskrit Literature: Vol. III) New Delhi: SAHITYA AKADEMI, 1962. Deluxe edition, Rs. 10.00; Ordinary, Rs. 7.50. "The aim of this anthology is two-fold: (i) primarily to present a running ac- count of Gautama Buddha's life with a brief survey of his spiritual and philosophical teachings along with their later developments and (ii) secondarily to illustrate the different types of Prakritic San- ski-it current at different times among Buddhist writers, mostly in the region of Northwestern India from the 3rd century B. c. to the 6th or 7th century A. D. Of particular interest are the few extracts, which are Sanskritized versions of passages occur- ring in early Pali texts like the Suttanipat!t, Dhant- inapada, and lajjhiima Xikd-ta." (p. 11). There is no need to underscore the value of this book and our debt to Dr. DuLtt for his making available this sampling to students of Buddhism. I cannot under- stand the absence of anv reference to Professor Franklin Edgerton's work s on Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit grammar and his Dictionary, which would be especially indispensable to students working with an anthology such as this. (E. B.)

    .fahkar-sa KXnda Sitras of Jaimilni. Critically edited with Introduction and Appendix by K. V. SARMA. Pp. xxiii + 25. (Vishveslhvaranand Indolouical Series, 18) Hoshiarpur: VISILVESIIVARANNAND VEDIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, 1963. Rs. 5.00. Tbe dis- covery of a unique mns. of the s. K. Sfitras in the familv collection of mss. of R. Krishnaswami Sastri of Tanjore and acquired for the Madras University Library by the late R. A. Sastri has made it possible for the present editor to demonstrate that the work of Jaimini originally consisted of sixteen chapters- the well known Dvddagalaksan! plus these authenti- cated last four chapters. (E. B.)

    Jjastambasrauztasfitra Dhiirtaswdmibh(7sya. Vol. II. Edited by the late MAIiMZIJOP?1)PDYAYA SANSTRA- RATNAKARA, PANDITA A. CEIINNASW\.NM1I SA.STRY and PANDITA P. N. PATTABIJIRA:NMA S.\STR1. PI). 162. (Gaekwad's Oriental Series, N-o. 142) Baroda:

    ORIENTAL INSTITUTE, 1963. Rs. 12.00. " The present volume . . . contains Caturmiisya, Pasu- hautra, Caturmasvahautra and Prdyascittas which are rarely performed in these days. The learned editors have given in the footnotes explanatory com- ments to elucidate the difficult portion of the Bhdsya. The students of MImamsil and Sacrificial lore will certainly be benefited by then." (E. B.)

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