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Verbs alone are the lifeline of language; this is the opinion of Indian grammarians. But for our logicians (i.e. the proponents of the Nyāya [epistemology] and Vaiśeṣika [ontology] schools of philosophy), the subject indicated by the nominative case (prathamā vibhakti) alone is the lifeline of a language – i.e. the

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Nilakantha Dikshita is one among the fine Sanskrit poets in whom we find a happy blend of erudition and creativity. He lived during a time when natural expression of the language was chained to a heavy boulder of exhibitionism, and originality suffered under its weight. Only a few poets could

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गोविन्द-नन्दनतया च वपुःश्रिया च मास्मिन्नृपे कुरुत कामधियं तरुण्यः । अस्त्री-करोति जगतां विषये स्मर स्त्रीः अस्त्रीजनः पुनरनेन विधीयते स्त्रीः ॥ Sriharsha, the great exponent of Sanskrit poetry in 12th century C.E., was erudition and creativity personified. Srihira and Mamalladevi were his parents. His Naishadhiya-charitam is one among the pancha maha-kavyas (five epic-poems). In

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ऐश्वर्य-मद-मत्तोऽसि मामवज्ञाय वेत्स्यसे । उपस्थितेषु बौद्धेषु मदधीना तव स्थितिः ॥ In Sanskrit, a huge corpus of literature is dedicated to shastra. No branch of knowledge that has interested the human mind has been deprived of expression in it. The uniqueness of Indian knowledge systems is that they invariably evolve into a

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