The Commentary Idioms of the Tamil Learned Traditions

Eva WILDEN, Jean-Luc CHEVILLARD, Emmanuel FRANCIS, R. SATHYANARAYANAN, Suganya ANANDAKICHENIN, Victor D’AVELLA, T. RAJESWARI, Indra MANUEL, Thomas LEHMANN, Jonas BUCHHOLZ , Erin McCANN, Giovanni CIOTTI, S. L. P. Anjaneya SARMA , Andrey KLEBANOV

Collection : Collection Indologie

Collection's number: 141

Editor: Anandakichenin (Suganya), D’Avella (Victor)

Edition: EFEO, Institut français de Pondichéry (IFP)

Publication date: 2020

Status : Disponible

43,00

ISBN-13 : 9782855392363

Width : 17.5 cm

Height : 24.5 cm

Weight : 1.2 kg

Number of pages : 607

Distributor : EFEO Diffusion, EFEO Pondichéry Contact : shanti@efeo-pondicherry.org

Geography : Inde

Language : Anglais, Tamil

Place : Pondichéry

Support : Papier

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17,5 x 24,5 cm, IV + 603 p. hardcover

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Abstract

This volume presents several detailed studies of the commentary traditions of South India with a particular emphasis on Tamil, but extended to Sanskrit and Telugu as well. The importance of commentaries for our understanding of classical Indian languages and their literatures has long been acknowledged, but rarely have the commentaries themselves, especially minor ones, been the subject of systematic study. Contributors to this volume begin to remedy this desideratum in several ways. Some describe the specific methods employed by particular commentators and offer translations of passages, many of which have never before been rendered into English. Others examine what impact ancient commentators have had on the development of modern philological and lexicographical tools. More broadly, the role of the commentary in textual exegesis is taken up by several authors, and, in one case, this has led to an extension of the very notion of a commentary to include translation. This volume will serve as an important reference point for further research into commentarial traditions both in India and around the world.

Table of contents

Preface

Introduction

The Beginnings of the Tamil Commentarial Idiom
Victor B. D’Avella
 
Salient Features of a Grammatical Commentary in Tamil
Indra Manuel
 
A Note on Nacciṉārkkiṉiyar’s Commentary Techniques
T. Rajeswari
 
Codifying Beauty: on the Differences of Interpretation between traditional Commentators concerning the last Eight “Limbs of Poetry” (ெசய்‰ள்உப்ƒ) in the Ceyyuḷiyal of the Tolkāppiyam
Jean-Luc Chevillard
 
Akanāṉūṟu paḻaiyavurai: The Subtle Growth of a Commentary
Eva Wilden
 
The Old, Anonymous Commentary of the Aiṅkuṟunūṟu
Thomas Lehmann
 
Showing the Way: The Metatextual Field of the Tirumurukāṟṟuppaṭai
Emmanuel Francis
 
Commentaries on the Kīḻkkaṇakku Akam Works
Jonas Buchholz
 
Towards Understanding the Śrīvaiṣṇava Commentary on the Nālāyira Tivviya Pirapantam
Suganya Anandakichenin and Erin McCann
 
A Multilingual Commentary of the First Verse of the Nāmaliṅgānuśāsana
Giovanni Ciotti and R. Sathyanarayanan
 
Reading Pōtana’s Mahābhāgavatamu as a Commentary on the Sanskrit Bhāgavatapurāṇa : A Case in Point
Suganya Anandakichenin and S. L. P. Anjaneya Sarma
 
Application of the Structure Analysis to the Study of Sanskrit Commentaries on mahākāvya
Andrey Klebanov
 
Index

Notes

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About the editor

Anandakichenin (Suganya)

Suganya Anandakichenin, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, University of Hamburg, specialises in the Āḻvār bhakti poetry as well as Śrīvaiṣṇava Manipravalam literature.

D’Avella (Victor)

Victor D’Avella is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hamburg, working for the international project “Texts Surrounding Texts” (ANR/DFG) and formerly part of the ERC-funded NETamil project. His main area of interest is the linguistic and literary traditions of India with a focus on Sanskrit, Tamil, and Telugu.

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