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Explorations in Indian Philosophy

by: Rajendran Chettiarthodi



ISBN: 9788124610350
Year Of Publication: 2020
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages : xxxiv, 114
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 400


Any discourse on Indian philosophy has to be taken out of the box in which it was confined for ages using obsolete methods for evaluating thinking patterns. In the traditional way of analysing Indian philosophy there was an inimical approach to each other between the philosophers and the philologists, and between the Sanskrit tradition-oriented philosophers and modern English/vernacular-based philosophers. This friction is evident in the hesitation of the traditionalists in giving philosophers like Daya Krishna and K.C. Bhattacharyya their due share.
The twelve essays in this volume address many a question about the characteristics of Indian philosophical traditions and Indian-ness. Indian philosophy is essentially not Sanskrit based alone, there is a significant contribution to it from the South Asian languages and English, and the cultures of the subcontinent. It attempts to provide provocative insights in sharing the author’s penetrative acumen both in his traditional and modern approaches to South Asian intellectual systems. It therefore addresses the prejudice between the East and the West, and traditional and modern, and the concerns of South Asian diaspora in the Western countries.
As far as this anthology is concerned, the icing on the cake is the Foreword by Dr Mrinal Kaul, who critically analyses the major developments taken place in the realm of Indian philosophy in the last few decades, critically appreciating the contents.



Foreword by Mrinal Kaul        


  1. Comparative Philosophy: Problems and Approaches
  2. Countering Epistemological Scepticism: The Bhatta View of Counter Argument as Represented in Manameyodaya
  3. Inference as a Means of Valid Knowledge in Indian Epistemological Tradition
  4. The Impact of Navya-Nyaya on Sanskrit Poetics with Special Reference to Jagannatha Pandita
  5. Nyaya and Other Systems of Indian Philosophy
  6. The Hermeneutics of Shankara: Some Methodological Musings
  7. Kerala’s Vedantic Heritage
  8. Contribution of Kerala to Mimamsa Philosophy
  9. Influence of Purva-Mimamsa on Alamkarashastra
  10. Influence of Buddhist Philosophy on Mahima Bhatta
  11. References to Buddhist Philosophy in Dhvanyaloka
  12. Influence of Nyaya–Vaisheshika Philosophy on Alamkarashastra






Meet the Author
Dr C. Rajendran, former Head of the Department of Sanskrit, University of Calicut and Visiting Professor at École des Hautes études en Sciences Sociale, Paris (2005) and Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (2014) is currently Dean and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Sanskrit Literature at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady. His works include Vyaktiviveka: A Critical Study (2001), Studies in Comparative Poetics (2010), Eco Aesthetic Studies in Kalidasa (2018), Excursions in Indian Aesthetics (2018) and Sisupalavadha (English tr. 2019). He has delivered lectures at Cambridge, Brussels, Warsaw, Berlin, Helsinki, Milan, Leipzig, Aix En Provence, Singapore, Vancouver and Cagliari. e-mail:crajenin@yahoo.com.
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