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A Grammar of the Prakrit Languages

A Grammar of the Prakrit Languages

R. Pischel, Subhadra Jha

  • ISBN: 9788120816800, 8120816803
  • Year of Publication: 1999
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 653
  • Language: English
Rs. 3,500.00

Prakrit has a vast literature but it had no systematic comprehensive grammar. Scholars like Vararuci, Hemacandra, Trivikrama, Markandeya, Laksmidhara, Krsna Pandit, Ramasarana Tarkavagisa had indeed their own grammars but they differed immensely in respect of their contents. Lessen was the first who tried to systematize Prakrit grammar but he wrote in Latin. Then came Pischel who analysed not only the extant grammars but studied minutely the whole of extant Prakrit literature and collected first hand information about this important language.

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