- École Française d’Extrême-Orient
- Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha de Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh)
A dictionary of examples, no longer based on the rules (sutra et varttika) but rather on the other aspect of grammar i.e the examples (udaharana) found in the four major commentaries of the Astadhyayi (Mahabhasya, Kasikavrtti, Bhasavrtti and Siddhantakaumudi) dating from the 2nd century BC to the end of the 16th century AD, has been conceptualised. The nearly 40.000 different examples provided by these commentaries form the substance of as many articles that can be accessed either directly or through the western and Paninian terminologies. These articles explain the pertinence of these examples as well as describe the sequel of operations necessary for arriving at a concrete form based on the given elements. Additional remarks, as and when needed, have been incorporated. This practical dictionary is conceived with the view to acquaint the targeted public with the knowledge of traditional Indian grammarians presently involved in collaborative work with western grammarians.
The dictionary will eventually be presented in the form of a series of 9 CD ROMs. The first will contain the entire corpus of examples and the remaining 8 correspond each to a section the Siddhantakaumudi.