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PRESENTATION
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Lecture by Dr. Krishnaswamy Nachimuthu (Professor of Tamil & Former Chairperson, Centre of Indian Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)
21 AUGUST 12
on Tuesday, 21st August 2012 at 4.30 p.m. at the Library Hall of the EFEO, 19, Dumas Street, PondicherryTitle: Towards a critical edition of the ViracoliyamSummary: The presentation seeks to explain the efforts undertaken by the researcher to prepare a critical edition of the Viracoliyam, a Tamil grammatical text written by a Buddhist called Puttamittiranar of the 11th century A.D on Pancalakshana, a contrastive transfer model belonging to the Sanskrit school of Tamil grammatical tradition. After describing the print history and the textual tradition of the text, a tentative stemma codicum is proposed with sample passages. A close examination of the omissions, additions, alterations and rearrangements made in the first printed edition which became the standard recension later, will also be discussed.

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