CHAPTER 1

Anti-Definitions

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Understand the meanings of certain terms used in the book in the way the authors have meant it.
  2. Those who are un-initiated to terms used in Indian scholarship will gain familiarity.

Coding and Decoding of the Meaning of Words Must be Identical

Words are like little cups which hold some ‘meaning’ in them. The problem is that the meaning of a word has a tendency to change based on various factors like time and user, and so when an author uses a particular word—in some particular sense—it may not carry through, in that exact manner, to the reader. A word may have several meanings in common usage, but the authors may want to use it in one or the other ...

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