Dr Shivamurthy Shivacharaya Mahaswamiji (of Sri Taralabalu Mutt, Sirigere, Karnataka) has requested me to forward the following link to the list:

Panini Sutras: Claim made by the Cambridge University researcher is illogical, invalid and misleading: http://math.taralabalu.in/news.php?tp=1901

Readers may know the swami as one of the main organizers of the 1997 World Sanskrit Conference in Bangalore and as the developer of the Pāṇinian computer software Gaṇakaṣṭadhyāyī (https://www.taralabalu.org/panini/). Using the software, the swami concludes: ‘There is no puzzle to crack in the Panini Sutra “1.4.2 - vipratiṣedhe param kāryam”.  This Sutra is well understood in the Indian tradition of grammarians. The researcher only is misinterpreting it to his convenience.   The traditional understanding of this Sutra is: “In the event of a conflict between two rules of equal strength, the rule that comes later in the grammar’s serial order wins”.  But the researcher tries to reject this meaning.’

Robert Zydenbos

Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos / ಪ್ರೊ. ಡಾ. ರೊಬೆರ್ತ್ ಜೆಯ್ದೆನ್ಬೊಸ್
Institute of Indology and Tibetology
Department of Asian Studies
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (University of Munich – LMU)

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