The Variants of the Root to Sleep in the MAHABHARATA

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Item Code: IDH578
Author: Dr. Salija Nayak
Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 1994
Pages: 244
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.7" X 5.7"
Weight 380 gm
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The Mahabharata is a unique phenomenon in the literary history not only of India but of the whole word. The numerous variants, additions and omission, which distinguish various versions of the Mahabharata, are indicative of the dynamic character of the Epic. In the Mahabharata, the interchane of the three sibilants occur more than hundred times with the root meaning to slp. The study of the manuscripts clearly indicated that it is the grammatical and metrical irregularities of the original that are responsible for quite a large number of variations, which we come across in the manuscripts. Fluctuations in the spellings of proper names transposition of words: monosyllabic particles and verse fillers; common adverbs and conjunctions and some prepositions all of which are used indiscriminately; metrically equivalent synonyms or words or phrases of similar significance etc. cause variation on reading.

About the Author

Salila Nayak was born in 11th February Bhubaneswar, capital of Orissa brought up in Bhadrak town, post graduated from Utkal University securing first class throughout college career. She got her M. Phil degree from Delhi University with first class. She got the award of PhD in 1990. She is interested in the field of Grammar in general and linguistic in particular. She has written so many research papers. Now she is working as a lecturer in the Department of Grammar, Ramadhina Sanskrit College, Berhampur, Ganjam, Orissa.


  Abbreviation iv
  Critical Edition of the Mahabharata v
  List of Versions vii
  Commentators Versions viii
Preface   ix
1 Introduction 1
2 Interchange of the Roots 11
3 Variation in Vowels, Semi-Vowels, Consonants and Sibilants 79
4 Change of Class 140
5 Change of Tenses, Persons and Numbers 144
6 Change in Prefix, Preposition, Suffix, Pronoun, Nasals and Case Endings 173
7 Assimilation, Proper Names and Verb Forms, Verb Forms with Inhabitants, Pratipadik or Stems 205
8 Miscellaneous 216
  Conclusion 224
  Appendices 231
  Bibliography 241
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