The present volume, which is the second of the three-volume-series, expounds 391 sutras of the Laghusiddhantakaumudi that explain the conjugational process of verbal roots and related grammatical principles. When the verbal terminations, that is tin-affixes which are replacements for the abstract affix l are introduced, the conjugational process is set in motion. This process is more complex than the declensional process is more complex than the declensional process of nominal stems. This is the reason why the exposition of the conjugation of verbal stems requires a more detailed analysis for the sake of comprehensibility and clarity. The verbal roots after which the verbal terminations are added are listed in the dhatupatha and arranged in ten groups known as ganas. There are about 1944 verbal roots out of which 226 have been treated in the present work, besides the five sautra roots. The second kind of verbal roots, after which the verbal endings are introduced, are those which are derived with the introduction of the following twelve affixes : san, kyac, kamyac, kyan, kyas, kvip, nic, yan, yak, aya, iyan and nin. The latter kind of derived verbal roots are assigned the dhatu-designation by sanadyanta dhatavah (467). The personal verbal terminations which are used after booth kinds of verbal stems are prescribed in the governing domain of dhatoh.
About The Author:
Kanshi Ram taught Sanskrit at Hans Raj College, University of Delhi for thrity-six years and retired as Associate Professor in 2007. At prsent, he is working on the third and final volume of this work.