The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the Principles of Interpreting a Text as developed by the system of Purvamimamsa. Although developed for interpreting the Vedic Texts which had the context of ritual, the Mimamsa principles of interpretation have universal applicability and can be used to interpret any text written in any language.
Course is divided into three levels. It walks a beginner through from the basic knowledge of the subject in the first level, to the advanced knowledge by the last level. The levels are as follows:
- Introduction to Indian Hermeneutics
- Principles of Sentence Interpretation
- Philosophy of Purvamimamsa
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Contents in Detail
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Introduction to Indian Hermeneutics
This level aims at introducing the system of Purvamimamsa by summarising the content of the Shabarabhashya on the Jaiminisutras. Historical and cultural contexts are also highlighted. Focus is made on the scientific aspect of the system.
An introductory text named Mimamsaparibhasha of Krishnayajvan is read line-by-line to capture the fundamental concepts and technical terms of the system.
Philosophy of Purvamimamsa
As Purvamimamsa is a Science of sentence-interpretation, it is also one of the six orthodox systems of Indian philosophy. In this level the philosophical aspect of the system is presented. Issues related to the philosophical aspect are taken up for discussion.
The Tarkapada of the Shabarabhashya which is the foundation of the philosophy of purvamimamsa is read line-by-line.
Principles of Sentence Interpretation
Central concepts, issues and terms are introduced on the basis of the original Shabarabhashya and sutras to go deeper into the Science of Sentence interpretation.
Another text named Arthasangraha of Laugakshibhashkara is read fully to achieve the objective of this level.
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Trouble in choosing? Why don't we help you out! You can choose this course if your work revolves around any of these categories.Anybody interested in Discourse Analysis and Sentence Interpretation will find the course extremely interesting. Lawyers, Judges, Journalists, Literary Critics and even Computer Scientists working in the field of Machine translation can derive insights for developing programmes to disambiguate an ambiguous sentence.