The Cultural Heritage of India (Volume III - The Philosophies)

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Item Code: IDE596
Publisher: Ramakrishna Mission Institute Of Culture
Author: Ed. Haridas Bhattacharyya
Language: English
Edition: 2007
ISBN: 818584304X
Pages: 716 (B & W Illus: 6)
Cover: Hardcover
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Weight 1.53 kg
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From the Jacket:

THE PRESENT volume tells the story of the attempts made by India down the ages to grapple with the fundamental problems of life and thought. Philosophy in India began with a quest after the highest truth-truth not as mere objective certitude, but as being closely linked with the development of personally and leading to the attainment of the highest freedom, bliss, and wisdom. It demanded, therefore, not only a philosophical discipline of reasoning, but also a discipline of conduct and the control of emotions and passions.

THUS THE synthesis between deep philosophical analysis and lofty spiritual discipline is an abiding feature of Indian philosophy, and in this its outlook is entirely different from that of western philosophy.

IT IS hoped that this volume will serve not only to make plain the spiritual aspirations of an ancient nation, but also to show the relevance of those aspirations to the modern world and thus forge a powerful link in the chain of human fellowship and universal concord.

THE FIRST volume, with an Introduction by Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishan, includes contributions by thirty-one scholars about early Indian life and culture. It traces the growth of the two great Indian ideals-unity in diversity and divinity of man (pp. lxiv + 652 & 9 illustrations).

THE SECOND volume, with an Introduction by Dr C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar and contributions from thirty-eight scholars, reaffirms India's ideals and shows how they bind together diverse races into a common pattern (pp. xxviii + 738).

THE THIRD volume, with an Introduction by Dr Surendranath Dasgupta and contributions from thirty-five scholars, presents India philosophy in its different aspects. Again a thread of unity is discernible among them (pp. xxi + 695 & 6 illustrations).

THE FOURTH volume has an Introduction by Dr Bhagavan Das and contributions from forty-four scholars. It is a study of Hinduism and India's other religions (pp. xix + 775 & 3 illustrations).

THE FIFTH volume carries an Introduction by Dr K.M. Munshi and contributions from fifty other scholars. It deals with the literary heritage of India right from the deals with the literary heritage of India right from the Vedic times. The volume elaborately brings out the basic unity of Indian culture and civilization through the fusion of Sanskrit, and Sanskritic languages with the Dravidian, Austric, and Sino-Tibetan languages (pp. xxv + 839).

THE SIXTH volume, with an Introduction by Dr Raja Ramanna and contributions from twenty-nine other distinguished scientists, presents a connected account of India's achievements in science and technology (pp. xx + 550 & 25 illustrations).

Excerpts From Review:

THE FIRST historic work of the combined intelligence of all India giving a complete and connected story of her culture and civilization. It is monument of Indian co-operative research in history, philosophy, religion, fine arts, exact sciences, economics, politics, literature, and sociology.

This is the first and at present the only systematic, and so far as it goes, authoritative encyclopedia of Indian culture. The printing and the get-up are simply superb. - The Philosophical Quarterly, India.

One of the most notable enterprises of its kind yet attempted in any Asiatic country reached fruition in India recently with the publication of three volumes in which a survey is made of the whole field of Indian religion, history, and culture. - The Straits Times, Singapore, S.S.

The Cultural Heritage of India is a monumental compendium of the treasures of Indian thought of centuries. - Romain Rolland

The volumes are a contribution of the highest value to all students of Indian thought. - Professor A.B. Keith, Edinburgh.

I feel positive that the publication of these volumes will prove to be of great service not only to India, but also to the rest of the world, where ignorance of India and Indian culture has been a very great obstacle to the due appreciation of the part played by India and Indians in the civilization and progress of the world. - General J.B.M. Hertzog, sometime Prime Minister of the Union f South Africa.

A work that is encyclopaedic in scope…The vigour with which India is asserting her individuality and cultural importance points towards a renaissance that will enrich not only India, but the rest of the world as well. - The New York Times, New York.

We get from this encyclopaedic book the impression of a people who at their best display the most exquisite refinement of feeling, the subtlest grace, the nicest delicacy…And it may happen that it well be to India, as well as to Palestine, that we shall have to look for the spirit which will unite men in building a Kingdom of God upon earth. -The Times Literary Supplement, London.




  Publisher's Note v
  Preface xiii
1. Introduction
Surrendranath Dasgupta, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt.
Formerly King George V Professor of Philosophy, Calcutta University


2. Rise of The Philosophical Schools
T.R.V. Murti, M.A., D.Litt., Vyakaranacarya, Vedantasastri
Sayaji Rao Gaekwad Professor of Indian Civilization and Culture, Banaras Hindu University
3. The Samkhya
M. Hiriyanna, M.A.
Formerly Professor of Sanskrit, Maharaja's College, Mysore
4. Yoga Psychology
Haridas Bhattacharyya, M.A., B.L., P.R.S., Darsanasagara
Formerly Head of the Department of Philosophy, Dacca University
5. Nyaya-Vaisesika
Satkari Mookerjee, M.A., Ph.D.
Asutosh Professor and Head of the Department of Sanskrit, Calcutta University
6. Navya-Nyaya
Janaki Vallabha Bhattacharyya, M.A., Ph.D.
Lecturer in Sanskrit, Calcutta University
7. Purva-Mimamsa
Pramathanath Tarkabhushan, Mahamahopadhyaya
Formerly Principal, College of Oriental Learning, Banaras Hindu University
8. Materialists, Sceptics, and Agnostics
Dakshina Ranjan Shastri, M.A., Ph.D., Kavyatirtha
Professor of Sanskrit, Krishnagar College, Nadia


9. Brahma-Mimamsa
Anantakrishna Sastri, Mahamahopadhyaya
Formerly Lecturer in Sanskrit, Calcutta University
10. Essentials of Vedanta
V. Subrahmanya Iyer, B.A.
Formerly Registrar, Mysore University
11. Philosophy of The Advaita
K.A. Krishnaswami Iyer, B.A.
Formerly Headmaster, Government High School, Tumkur
12. The Philosophy of Sankara
Surendranath Bhattacharya, M.A.
Professor of Sanskrit, Bihar National College, Patna
13. The Advaita and its Spiritual Significance
Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya, M.A.
Formerly King George V Professor of Philosophy, Calcutta University
14. Post-Sankara Advaita
Dinesh Chandra Bhattacharya, Sastri, Tarka-Vedanta-tirtha
Formerly Head of the Department of Oriental Studies, Haraganga College, Munshiganj
15. Philosophy of the Bhagavata
Swami Tyagisananda
Formerly President, Ramakrishna Ashrama, Bangalore
16. The Visistadvaita of Ramanuja
P.N. Srinivasachari, M.A.
Formerly Principal, Pachaiyappa's College, Madras
17. Madhva's Brahma-Mimamsa
H.N. Raghavendrachar, M.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Maharaja's College, Mysore
18. The Nimbarka School of Vedanta
Roma Chaudhuri, M.A., D.Phil. (OXON)
Principal, Lady Brabourne College, Calcutta
19. The School of Vallabha
Govindlal Hargovind Bhatt, M.A.
Director, Oriental Institute, M.S. University, Baroda
20. Bhedabheda School of Vedanta
P.N.Srinivasachari, M.A.
21. The Acintya-Bhedabheda School
Radha Govinda Nath, M.A., Vidyavacaspati
Formerly Principal, Victoria College, Comilla


22. The Philosophy of Saivism
S.S. Suryanarayana Sastri, M.A., B.Sc., Barrister-at-Law
Formerly Head of the Department of Philosophy, Madras University
23. The Path of Yoga in the Gita
D.S. Sarma, M.A.
Formerly Principal, Vivekananda College, Madras
24. Philosophy of the Yogavasistha
Bhikkan Lal Atreya, M.A., D.Litt., Darsanacarya
Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy, Banaras Hindu University
25. Philosophy of the Tantras
Swami Pratyagatmananda
26. The Philosophy of Mysticism
Radhakamal Mukerjee, M.A., Ph.D.
Director, J.K. Institute of Sociology and Human Relations, Lucknow University
27. Philosophy in Popular Literature
Atindranath Bose, M.A., P.R.S., Ph.D.
Lecturer, Calcutta University


28. Religion of The Nyaya and Vaisesika
Ganganath Jha, M.A., D.Litt., Mahamahopadhyaya
Formerly Vice-Chancellor, Allahabad University
29. Nature of The Soul
Anukul Chandra Mukerji, M.A.
Formerly Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy, Allahabad University
30. Nature of the Physical World
Umesh Mishra, M.A., D.Litt., Mahamahopadhyaya
Director, Mithila Research Institute, Darbhanga
31. Nature of Mind and its Activities
P.T. Raju, M.A., Ph.D., Sastri
Professor of Philosophy, Rajasthan University, Jodhpur
32. Extra-Sensory and Super conscious Experiences
Swami Akhilananda
President, The Vedanta Society, Providence (R.I.), U.S.A.


33. Indian Theism
Swami Hiranmayananda
Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Rangoon
34. Indian Epistemology
Dhirendra Mohan Datta, M.A., P.R.S., Ph.D., Pracyavidyavaridhi
Professor of Philosophy, Patna College, Patna
35. The Art of Philosophical Disputation
Yogendranath Bagchi, Mahamahopadhyaya, Tarka-Samkhya-Vedanta-tirtha
Research Professor, Government Sanskrit College, Calcutta
36. Indian Psychology
P.T. Raju, M.A., Ph.D., Sastri
37. Types of Human Nature
Hari Mohan Bhattacharyya, M.A.
Professor of Philosophy and Principal of the Women's Section, Asutosh College, Calcutta
38. Indian Ethics
Haridas Bhattacharyya, M.A., B.L., P.R.S., Darsanasagara
39. Philosophy of Values
M. Hiriyanna, M.A.


  Bibliography 657



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