The Agamasastra of Gaudapada (Rare Book)

The Agamasastra of Gaudapada (Rare Book)

Item Code: NAB287
Author: Edited by: Vidhushekhara Bhattacharya
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 1989
ISBN: 8120806522
Pages: 454
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.8" X 5.8"
Weight 620 gm

About the Book:

    Not Being satisfied with the interpretation offered by Sankara and his followers, or some other teachers the author has attempted in the following pages to present to the readers his own interpretation of the work as he has understood it. But in no way does he claim that his interpretation is the interpretation, i.e., the interpretation intended by Gaudapada himself.

    In the Present volume the author has given a new edition of the text of the Agamasastra based on a number of MSS and different editions, followed by an English translation. After this comes his annotation.

    At the end there are Appendixes including the text and English translation of the Mandukya Upanisad, Variants of the MSS used for the edition of the text of the Agamastra, and different indexes


  1. The Mandukya Upanisad and its Extent
  2. The Relationship between the Prose Passages of the Mandukya Upanisad and the Karikas in Book I
  3. The Inter-relationship of the Four Books of the Agamasastra
  4. The text of the Agamasastra
  5. The Readings of the Text
  6. The Name of the Work
  7. The Author
  8. The Date of Gaudapada
  9. Alleged Borrowing by Gaudapada
  10. The Works of Gaudapada
  11. The Sources
  12. The Brhadaranyaka Upanisad as the Main Upanisadic Source of the Agamasastra
  13. Pre-Sankara Teachers of the Vedanta and their Works
  14. The Conspectus of the Contents of the Agamasastra
  15. The Philosophy of Gaudapada



  1. Mandukya Upanisad
    1. Text
    2. Translation
  2. Variants
  3. Index of Karikas
  4. Index of the Madukya Upanisad
  5. Index of Important Words in the Karikas
  6. Index of Teachers and Works Quoted or Referred to in the Karikas of the Agamasastra
  7. Index of Words in the Karikas used in particular Senses originally or mainly in Buddhist Works
  8. Index of Tibetan Verses
  9. Index of Teachers, Authors, Scholars, and Places, etc.
  10. Index of Works
  11. Index of Subjects


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