CONTENTS:- - Preface. 1. Language and Interpretation. 2. Text and Commentary Tradition. 3. The Shared Mode of Interpretation. 4. di Sankara on the Bhagavad Gita - An Example of the Interpretation. - Annotated of Major Terms.
Linguistics communities are interpretative - they have shared frameworks and strategies to fix the meaning of what is experienced through language. India presents one such interpretative community in which the major contending schools of thought - the Brahmins, the Buddhist and the Jains - flourished and 'fought'. The presence of a strong interpretative tradition suggests the existence of texts and issue that are preennially important and also a certain freedom of mind that the community has enjoyed and guaranteed.