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Sanskrit and Development of World Thought

Proceedings of “The International Seminar on the Contribution of Sanskrit to Development of World Thought” by: V. Kutumba Sastry

The book, proceedings of an international seminar, contains fourteen high-value research papers. It delves deep into the contributions of Sanskrit across varied fields of the knowledge system like linguistics, phonetics, philosophy, mathematics, grammar, medicine, ecology, management, Natya, public administration, poetry and poetics, among others.



ISBN: 9788124607442
Year Of Publication: 2014
Edition: 1st
Pages : xxiv, 230p.
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 525


This volume, a compilation of fourteen research papers of high value, presented at an international seminar organized by the Rajiv Gandhi Campus of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Srngeri, highlights the contribution of Sanskrit to the development of world thought.
The first available text of the entire human race is Rigveda, and it is in Sanskrit. Since then the text-writing tradition of Sanskrit through ages has significantly contributed to the world thought, be it philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, grammar, medicine, ecology, public administration, poetry and poetics, among many other branches. Taking a cue from such a historical lineage, this volume showcases topics — the contributions of ancient Indian thinkers to linguistics; some speculations on the contribution of Sanskrit to the world thought; significance of Ramayana in world literature; Sanskrit’s influence on Western phonetics; arthamatralaghava; elements of ecology in Ramayana; techniques of Theodor Stcherbatsky and his followers in translating Sanskrit philosophical texts; Sanskrit’s contribution to conscious studies; donation and value: its concept and expansion; Abhinavagupta’s sarvamsarvatmakam; management wisdom which permeates in Sanskrit texts; twists and turns of Yoga in America; perspective of inspirational leadership from Gita; and reception of Natya in Europe, specifically in Croatia.
The icing on the cake is that the book presents research papers of the top three Sanskrit scholars of the world. This, with other scholarly articles, makes the volume a collector’s choice.


Foreword – A.P. Sachidananda
Preface – Vempaty Kutumba Sastry
Acknowledgement – Vempaty Kutumba Sastry
1. Some Contributions of Ancient Indian Thinkers to Linguistics
– George Cardona
2. Some Speculations on the Contribution of Sanskrit to the Development of World Thought
– Radhavallabh Tripathi
3. The Ramayana in World Literature
– John Brockington
4. The Sanskrit Phonetic Tradition and Western Phonetics
– Hans Henrich Hock
5. Ardhamatralaghava
– Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat
6. The Ramayana and the Elements of Ecology
– Vasundhara Filliozat
7. Theodor Stcherbatsky and His Followers on Translation of Sanskrit Philosophical Texts
– Victoria Lysenko
8. Contribution of Sanskrit to World Thought: The Case of Consciousness Studies
– Anindita Niyogi Balslev
9. Donation as a Value: Concept and Expansion
– Satya Pal Narang
10. Sarvam Sarvatmakam: Abhinavagupta’s Interpretation of the Maxim
– Bettina Bäumer ‘Sharada’
11. Wisdom from the Sanskrit Texts for Management
– S. Ram Mohan
12. Yoga in America: Twists and Turns
– T.S. Rukmani
13. Inspirational Leadership: Perspectives from Gita
– B. Mahadevan
14. The Reception of Natya in Europe with Special Reference to Its Reception in Croatia
– Klara Gönc Moa?anin

Meet the Author
Professor V. Kutumba Sastry (1950) is currently Vice-Chancellor, Rashtriya Samskrit Samsthan, New Delhi. He is a well-known Vedic scholar. His areas of interest include philosophy in general and Advaita Vedanta and Sanskrit poetics in particular. His publications include monographs, anthologies, and research papers on Advaita Vedanta. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards from several State Governments in India as well as one from the Windsor University, Canada for promoting Sanskrit studies. Recently he has been elected as the President of International Association of Sanskrit Studies, Paris. Professor Sastry travelled widely to spread the message of the Vedas and the Advaita Vedanta in countries such as U.S.A., England, Kazakhstan, Finland, Thailand, and Scotland.
Books of V. Kutumba Sastry