Review of My Dissertation

, November 28, 2012

My doctoral dissertation was recently reviewed by Dr. Dagmar Wujastyk.   The review is available at the following website: http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/2081.


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An Important Distinction

, March 6, 2010

  I am usually thrilled to be able to work with old manuscripts.  The older it is, the more excited I get!  But excitement aside, we really need to be clear on the following distinction: the age of the manuscript is almost never equivalent to the age of the text it contains.  Hypothetical example:  A […]


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Lightbulb Moment

, May 5, 2009

When I was editing the 9th chapter of the Kriyākālaguṇottara for my MA thesis, I spent several hours trying to figure out pāda 25d, which I ended up marking as corrupt.  The palmleaf manuscript, oldest of the group, was indeed corrupt and hypometrical: kimedaṃ vikaryate.  I speculated about taking edaṃ as some kind of prākṛtic […]


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