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Samanvayapradīpa and Samanvayapradīpasaṃketa

The Samanvayapradīpa, in verse, is a practical grammar mainly on Sanskrit syntax. Following the Samanvayadiś closely in structure and content, the Samanvayapradīpa is a versified version of the Samanvayadiś. The Samanvayapradīpasaṃketa, in prose, is an auto-commentary on the Samanvayapradīpa. The Samanvayapradīpa and its auto-commentary Samanvayapradīpasaṃketa are two of the works in the so-called 'samanvaya tradition' of Kashmir. Judging from their terminology etc., the Samanvayapradīpa and the Samanvayapradīpasaṃketa (and more generally, the 'samanvaya tradition') may have been under the influence of, besides the Pāṇinian grammatical school, also non-Pāṇinian grammatical schools such as the Kātantra school. The author of these two works is Devaśarman. (On dating Devaśarman, see Hahn, 2008, 24 [§1.2.5 paragraph 3].)
Approximate Date of Creation
Possibly 1300 A.D.
Location
Kashmir
Author
Devaśarman

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