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Indian Knowledge Systems (2 Vols. set)

India has continuous and cumulative intellectual traditions in many domains of knowledge. This tradition has its beginning in the Rigveda, the first attested Indo-European document, and continues to be alive in the life, below

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India has continuous and cumulative intellectual traditions in many domains of knowledge. This tradition has its beginning in the Rigveda, the first attested Indo-European document, and continues to be alive in the life, practices and learning of the Indian people. The power and pertinence of knowledge systems in this tradition are attested by the existence of innumerable texts and thinkers that continue to be the subject of study in major contemporary universities round the world.

Not many today are aware of this rich heritage of thought. The Academy therefore produces rootless young minds that at best are ignorant and at worst have contempt for their own traditions of thought.

The two volumes, comprising 34 articles by distinguished scholars, expound some major Indian knowledge systems viz. Logic, Philosophy of Language, Technology and Crafts, Polity and Governance, Ethics and Sociological texts, Architecture, Poetics and Aesthetics, Law and Justice, Mathematics and Astronomy, Agriculture, Trade and Commerce and Medicine and Life Science. Under its seven sections -- (i) Indian Knowledge Systems (Ex)Positions; (ii) Science; (iii) Medical Science in India; (iv) Psychology, Polity and Sociological Texts; (v) Aesthetics and Poetics; (vi) Philosophy, Logic and Language; and (vii) Knowledge Formation, Dissemination and Practice -- it makes available the first statements that articulate their validity for the contemporary Indian and Western reality.

Vol. 1: ISBN: 8124603340

xi , 315; 25 cm.; Index

Vol. 2: ISBN: 8124603359

ix, 319-710; 25 cm.; Index

  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124603369
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124603367
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2005
  • Pages : ix, xi, 710 p.
  • Size : 25
  • Weight (approx.) : 2100
  • Bibliographic Details : Index



-- Kapil Kapoor; Avadhesh Kumar Singh

Key to Transliteration
Prefatory Note

-- Kapil Kapoor; Avadhesh Kumar Singh

Indian Knowledge Systems: (Ex)Positions

1. Indian Knowledge Systems: Nature, Philosophy, Character

-- Kapil Kapoor

2. Amara-Bharati: Sanskrit and the Resurgence of Indian Civilization

-- M.D. Srinivas

Indian Knowledge Systems and Science

3. Educating Sciences of Life and Mind

-- Ananda Wood

4. India's Scientific Mind: A Quest for Infinity 

-- Michel Danino

5. Dividing the Thousand into Three

-- Wagish Shukla

6. Some Special Features in Procedures of Ganesha Daivajna's Grahalaghavam: A Study of its Special Features

-- S. Balachandra Rao

7. Philosophy and Science in Indian Texts

-- Ravi Khanna

Medical Science in India

8. Modern Medicine and Ancient Indian Wisdom

-- B.M. Hegde

9. Ayurveda as a Knowledge System

-- P. Ram Manohar

10. Social Organization of Knowledge in India: Folk and Classical Traditions

-- A.V. Balasubramanian

Psychology, Polity and Sociological Texts

11. Psychology: Five Major Indian Contributions

-- Matthijs Cornelissen

12. Indian Political Thought

-- Ashok S. Chausalkar

13. Governance According to Manu-Smriti

-- Bharat Jhunjhunwala

14. Agriculture and Trade in India

-- P. Shashi Rekha

15. Treatment of Women in Indian Sociological Texts: With Reference to Manu-Smriti

-- Chandrakala Padia

16. The Indian Noetic Tradition: The Dharmashastras -- Bharatiya Jnana-Parampara

-- Santosh Kumar Shukla

17. Vision of Disaster Management in Kautilya's Arthashastra

-- Niranjan Patel

18. Indian Psyche -- A Note

-- V. Prakasam


Key to Transliteration

Aesthetics and Poetics

19. Alam Brahma

-- Rewaprasad Dwevedi

20. Salvation by Knowledge: Ananda Coomaraswamy and the Tradition of Indian Aesthetics

-- Chandrashekhar Jahagirdar

21. Krishna Dvaipayana's Veda of Life

-- Kavita A. Sharma

22. Reading the First Adhyaya of the Natyashastra

-- Makarand Paranjape

23. Neither Amnesia nor Aphasia: Knowledge, Continuity and Change in Indian Poetics

-- Avadhesh Kumar Singh

Philosophy, Logic and Language

24. Buddhist Traditions and Knowledge 

-- Geshe N. Samten

25. Indian Ontology: From Veda to Vedanta

-- Shashiprabha Kumar

26. One Universe -- Multiple Systems : Two Major Sources

-- Renu Malhotra

27. Principles of Determining the Meaning of Words and Sentences: The Mimamsakas' Perspectives

-- Daya Shankar Mishra

28. Ontology of Speech Sounds

-- Rajnish Kumar Mishra

29. Toward a Theory of Syntax

-- Bhavatosh IndraGuru

30. Vakyapadiya: Basic Linguistic Concepts

-- R.V.  Dhongde

Knowledge Formation, Dissemination and Practice

31. Syncretism in Indian Knowledge Systems: A Case Study of Durga Puja

-- Debasish Chakrabarty

32. Narrative as Epistemology in the Brahamana Texts

-- Atanu Bhattacharya

33. Folk Wisdom and Environmental Crisis: A Contemporary Case Study from the Western Himalayas

-- Raghubir Singh Pirta

34. Saraswati Hieroglyphs and Bharatiya Cultural Continuum: Mlecchita Vikalpa and Bharatiya Sabhyata

-- S. Kalyanraman

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