A collection studies of ancient Aryan and non-Aryan Indian cultures from linguistic and historical perspectives
The history and mechanisms of the convergence of ancient Aryan and non-Aryan cultures has been a subject of continuing fascination in many fields of Indology. The contributions to Aryan and Non-Aryan in India are the fruit of a conference on that topic held in December 1976 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under the auspices of the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies. The express object of the conference was to examine the latest findings from a variety of disciplines as they relate to the formation and integration of a unified Indian culture from many disparate cultural and ethnic elements.
Madhav M. DESHPANDE holds a Ph.D. in oriental studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently Associate Professor of Sanskrit in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan. His book Critical Studies in Indian Grammarians I: The Theory of Homogeneity [Sāvarṇya] was published in 1975 in the Michigan Series in South and Southeast Asian Languages and Linguistics. His book Semantics in Classical and Medieval India will appear in the same series, and his monograph Sociolinguistic Attitudes in India: An Historical Resconstruction has just been published by Karoma Publishers, Ann Arbor, in the series Linguistica Extranea.
Peter E. HOOK holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Michigan. His book The Compound Verb in Hindi has been published in the Michigan Series in South and Southeast Asian Languages and Linguistics, Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is presently writing a pedagogical work entitled The Syntactic Structures of Hindi.