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Vedanta Anvikshiki

Science and Philosophy in Contemporary Perspective by: Girish Nath Jha , Sukalyan Sengupta , Bal Ram Singh

This volume features thirty-one well-researched articles and resonates the current expectations from Vedanta in a fast-changing world. It discusses and debates among reputed and erudite scholars the Vedantic traditions and their scientific and contemporary relevance to the society across the globe.

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ISBN: 9788124608975
Year Of Publication: 2017
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages : xv, 600p.
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 1000

Overview

Ancient Indian thought system, well known for its relentless argumentation on varied contentious issues, paved the way for maturing deep philosophical thoughts, and scientific and technological inventions. This volume Vedanta Anvikshiki, Science and Philosophy in Contemporary Perspective, which resonates the current expectations from Vedanta in a fast-changing world, is the proceedings of the 21st edition of International Congress of Vedanta organized by the Center of Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth during 11-13 July 2013.
The volume presents thirty-one research papers from reputed scholars on wide-ranging topics like metaphysics, knowledge and hermeneutics, science and technology in ancient texts, interpretation of key texts, digital libraries, yoga and ayurveda, spirituality and science, interfaith dialogue, Indian cosmology and psychology, Vedantic pedagogy, history, culture, social systems, corporate world, governance, music and consciousness studies. These papers present vast treasures of India’s knowledge systems and offer potential for multidisciplinary research.
It would be of immense value to the students and scholars of Vedanta, and would stimulate them for more discussions and debates on Vedantic traditions and their contemporary relevance.

Contents

Editorial Note
1. Intentionality and Reflexivity of Consciousness : Advaita Perspective
– Adarasupally Nataraju and Munmun Chakraborty
2. Liberation, Immortality and Life after Death : A Comparative Analysis of Vedanta and
Islamic Philosophy
– Afzal Ahmad
3. The Theory of Causation in Advaitavad
– Arup Jyoti Sarma
4. The Metaphysics of the Beyond
– K. Srinivas
5. Concept of Time, Space and Mind in Yogavasishtha
– Mamta Tripathi
6. The Advaita Concept of Contentless Cognition : Some Problems
– Raghunath Ghosh
7. Vritti (Psychosis) in Advaita Vedanta
– Shankarji Jha
8. Maya as Mulavidya in Kevaladvaita of Shankara and as an Ontological Reality in the Bhakti
Vedanta School of Swaminarayana
– Smit Gadhia
9. Reality as Ananda : An Upanishadic Exposition
– Surjya Kamal Borah
10. Advaita Vedanta ki Vyapakata
– Somanath Nene
11- Drishtisrishtivadah
– Viveka Karmakar
12. The Return of the Missing Creative Couple
– Jeffrey Armstrong (Kavindra Rishi)
13. Call for Shuddhi : Vedantic Model of Purification
– Bhuwan Kumar Jha
14. Vajrasuchikopanishadi Brahmanatvanirdharanamukhena Pratipaditam Brahmatattvam
– Arnava Ghoshal
15. Influence of Advaita Vedanta on Sanskrit Rasa Theory
– Arijit Gupta
16. Agricultural Science in Sanskrit Literature with Special Reference to Krishiparashara
– Daya Shankar Tiwary
17. Jambudvipa : Scientific Interpretation of Sanatana Dharma
– Ravi Jatavallabhula
18. Physical Sciences in the Rigvedic Maruts : Generators of Speech and Force Incarnate
– Soma Basu
19. Vedantic View of Kalidasa and Deep Ecology : With References to Abhijnanashakuntalam
– Baldev Ram Khandoliyan
20. Shrimadbhagavadmahapuranasya Vaidikopajivyam Puranavaishishtayancha
– Harish Chandra Kukareti
21. Jyotishayurvedashastrayoh Angangibhavah
– Suman K.S.
22. Sanatsujatiyam
– T.S. Haragopal
23. Consciousness under the Phenomenological Microscope : Shankara’s Position
– Alok Kumar
24. Dasabodh : A Classic Spiritual Text that Underlines the Importance of Vedas and Vedanta
– Prashant Balkrishna Kulkarni
25. Brihadaranyakopanishadi Svapnatattvam
– Palash Ghosh
26. Understanding Vedanta Applying Phonosemantics
– Pramod Kumar Agrawal
27. Indic Non-Dual Traditions and Monotheism Contrasted : Necessity for Dialogue between
Dharmic Traditions
– Laul Jadusingh
28. Interfaith Dialogue between VedÀnta and Christianity on the Concept of Liberation
– Gaichuimeilu Palmei
29. The Notion of Harmony : Vedanta Perspective
– R.P. Singh
30. Advaita Vedanta in Socio-Political Practices of Mahatma Gandhi
– Ved Mitra Shukla
31. Everpresent State : A Scientific Solution to Our Individual Peace and Global Peace
– Shashidhara Gangaiah
Contributors
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Dr Girish Nath Jha is Associate Professor at the Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He has an honorary appointment at the Center for Indic Studies as Mukesh and Priti Chatter Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA. Dr Jha has studied computational linguistics from JNU and from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. He has publications from Springer Verlag, Cambridge Scholar Publishing, Lambert Academic Publishing, among others, and is on the editorial board of a leading journal from Springer.
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Dr Bal Ram Singh is the Director of Center for Indic Studies at UMass – Dartmouth. As a Professor of Biophysical Chemistry and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, and the Director of Botulinum Research Center, he has been conducting research since 1990, on botulinum and tetanus neurotoxins, and lately also on yoga, mind, and consciousness. He has published three books and over 200 articles. He is the editor of the Journal Light on Ayurveda and International Journal of Indian Culture.
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