Classical and Contem...
Classical and Contemporary Issues in Indian StudiesEssays in Honour of Trichur S. Rukmani by: P. Pratap Kumar , Jonathan Duquette
The book, a Festschrift volume in honour of Prof. Trichur S. Rukmani, focuses on diverse themes: Patanjali’s Yogasutras, Advaita Vedanta, Gaudiya Vaishnavism, Shaivism, grammar and epic literature. It also addresses issues of contemporary relevance relating broadly to non-violence, environment, gender and syncretism.
Year Of Publication: 2013
Pages : xviii, 462p.
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
This book is a Festschrift volume in honour of Prof. Trichur S. Rukmani that reflects the plethora of issues which she studied in her scholastic life. It includes twenty-four essays by distinguished scholars on various classical and contemporary issues pertaining to Indian studies. While the volume discusses current research in the field of Yoga Prof. Rukmani’s primary research field it also invites further reflection on other areas of Indian thought which have attracted her attention in the course of her long and fruitful academic career.
The volume is divided thematically into six sections. The first two sections deal with the interpretation of the Yoga, Vedanta and Gaudiya-Vaishnava traditions, exploring issues of hermeneutics, methodology and philosophical analysis. The third section addresses issues of continuity within the Indian tradition and includes essays on tantric Shaivism, Mimamsa and the Bhagavad-Gita. The next two sections feature essays on the Sanskrit philosophical discourse, grammar, epic literature and renunciation in the Indian tradition. The last section of the volume takes up issues of contemporary relevance such as the insights from the Hindu tradition towards environmental ethics, the Svadhyaya movement and its dharmic ecology, non-violence, gender, cultural identity as well as syncretism.
The volume, including essays as diverse as Prof. Trichur S. Rukmani’s own scholarly interests, will certainly benefit all scholars and students of Indology, especially those concerned with the religious and philosophical traditions of India.
Prof. Trichur S. Rukmani: A Biographical Profile
Issues in Interpreting the Yoga Tradition
1. Reading the Fourth Pada of Patanjalis Yoga-Sutra
Christopher Key Chapple
2. Rethinking Prajna: Yoga-Sutra 1.49 under a Philosophical Magnifying Glass
3. Moving Towards a Non-Dualistic Interpretation of Yoga: The Integration of Spirit (Purusha) and Matter (Prakriti) in the Yoga-Sutra
4. Yoga-Sutras II.25 and the Conundrum of Kaivalya
Frederick M. Smith
5. Yogas Theism: A New Way of Understanding God
Gerald James Larson
Issues in Interpreting the Vedanta Tradition
6. Advaita Vedanta Insights
7. Shankara granthah katham otah protash ca?
8. Appaya Dikshita on Avidyanivrtti:
A Critique in Siddhantaleshasangraha
Jonathan Duquette, K. Ramasubramanian
9. The Gaudiya Challenge to Advaita Vedanta and Classical Yoga: Re-figuring Models of Embodiment and Personhood
Barbara A. Holdrege
Issues of Continuity and Compatibility
10. Sankarsha-kanda: A Victim in Mimamsa Madhyama-vyayoga
11. Linguistic and Cosmic Powers: The Concept of Shakti in the Philosophies of Bhartrhari and Abhinavagupta
12. Freedom in the Bhagavad-Gita: An Analysis of Buddhi and Sattva Categories
P. Pratap Kumar
Issues of Narrative, Philosophical Discourse and Grammar
13. Forging the Fate of Karna: Observations on the Critical Edition of the Mahabharata
14. Truth and Power in Sanskrit Philosophical Discourse
David Peter Lawrence
15. Ramayana Notes III: The Past Active Participle
Issues of Brahmanical Intellectuals, Ascetics and Renunciants
16. Some Notes on the Difficulties in Defining Intellectual Opponents in the Mahabharata
17. Renunciation and Celebration: Ascetics in the Temple Life of Medieval Tamil Nadu
Leslie C. Orr
Issues in Contemporary Hinduism: Environment, Non-violence, Gender,
Faith and Syncretism
18. Hinduism and the Environment: Then and Now
Georges A. James
19. Earth, Water, and Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Svadhyaya Practitioners
20. Technology, Violence, and Non-violence: A Gandhian Type of Response
21. Reviewing Hinduism: Religion, Violence, and Non-Violence
Madhav M. Deshpande
22. The Role of Government Education in the Lives of Females in Rural Chhattisgarh
23. On Being Hindu: Some Autobiographical Reflections
Acharya Vidyasagar V.V. Raman
24. Ziyaratu Darshanam: A South Indian Pilgrimage Beyond the Boundaries
Appointments and Publications