xx, 79p., 23 cm. (Sri Garib Das Oriental Series No. 271)
The book contains three lectures on Mimamsa Philosophy of Language which were delivered as Wilson Philological Lectures at the University of Mumbai in October, 2001. The 1st lecture deals with the Theory of Language, the second with the Function of Grammar and the third with the Role of Speaker’s Intention in Verbal Understanding. The book is the first of its kind to study the Purvamimamsa System from the point of view of Philosophy of language. It has been shown here how the standpoint of Purvamimamsa on Philosophy of Language resembles that of the most recent standpoint on understanding a text in a Discourse Analysis in which the intention of the competent reader or capable interpreter plays the most important role.