This book deals with various aspects of philology. Modern vernaculars of Northern India are also included.
This book delivers a course of seven lectures on Sanskrit in its several forms, the Pali and the Dialects of the period, the Prakrits and the Apabhramsa, Phonology of the Vernaculars, Remnants of the older Grammatical Forms in the Vernaculars, New Grammatical Formations to supply the place of the forms that have disappeared and General Questions as to the relation between several languages.
The method followed in the book is strictly historical, tracing the modern vernaculars from the original Sanskrit through all the different stages of development, of which we have evidence, and assigning the different transformations to their causes, natural or physical, racial and historical.
About the Author:
Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar (1837-1925), the orientalist and social reformer, educated at Ratnagiri and Elphinstone College, Bombay; Acting Professor of Sanskrit and Oriental Languages in Elphinstone College; Assistant Professor many years till 1881; Professor of Sanskrit at Deccan College, Pune, 1883-92; Fellow of Bombay University from 1866; Syndicate, 1873-81; Vice-Chancellor, 1893-95; retired in 1893; Hon. LL.D., 1904; Hon. Phil., Dr. Gottingen University: has contributed largely to the journals and transactions of learned societies on philological and antiquarian subjects and edited the text of Malati-Madhava and Early History of the Deccan.