The Conflict of Panini’s age and Birth Place

Abstract

Indian Linguists have contributed enormously to Sanskrit language, panini was one among them. He was the founder of a scientific system of grammar. He is known for his Sanskrit grammar, particularly for his formulation of the 9393 rules of Sanskrit morphology syntax & semantics in the grammar known as Astadhyayi. His grammar is considered by modern linguists as the most complete grammar of any language. Nothing definite is known about when panini lived. It is however known that he was from a village namely salatura in Gandhara province but some scholars show salatura in attock, some in Punjab & others in charasadda (pashklavati). This paper analyses all these arguments and attempts to solve the conflict of his period & birth place.

Dr Bushra khatoon