Reviews R E V I E W S S. D. Joshi in collaboration with J. A. F. Roodbergen, Pata~jali's Vyakara~a-Mahabhff.sya. Avyayibh8vatatpuru.s~hnika (P. 2.1.2-2.1.49) (----- Publications of the Centre of Advanced Study in Sanskrit, Class C, No. 5). Poona, University of Poona, 1969, xxvii, 70, 256 pp. This is the second volume in the translation of the section on nominal composition in Patafijali's Mahabh~.sya, by S. D. Joshi. The first volume, published in 1968, dealt with the samarthahnika, i.e., Patafijali's commentary on a single PLg.inian sfitra: 2.1.1, the adhikara-sfttra that introduces the chapter on composition, and states that the operations described in the rules to follow apply only to words that are semantically connected. The lengthy commentary on that single rule is concerned with general pro- blems, such as the nature of semantic connection, whether semantic connection is different between words in a sentence and components of a compound; the definition of a sentence; the relevance of word meaning to grammar, etc. Once these general topics have been disposed of in the samarthShnika, P~m.ini comes to more specific and detailed rules. Sfitra 2.1.2 is a kind of parenthesis; it does not deal with composition, but with a circumstance that has Indo-Iranian Journal Brill

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