Book Reviews, Michel Danino, Uncategorized

‘The Lost River: On the trail of Saraswati’ by Michel Danino

Is Saraswati River, prominent in Rigveda, a mythical river? Yes, as per 19th century Indologists. But, NO, since from Archaeology disproved Aryan Invasion/Migration to India from outside, by 1970s. Michel Danino's work is rich with stuffs, to substantiate the existence of Rigvedic Saraswati, now known as, Ghaggar-Hakra river. Author brings the picture, how the change in course… Continue reading ‘The Lost River: On the trail of Saraswati’ by Michel Danino

Book Reviews, Buddhist Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Kumarila Bhatta

The Buddhist Philosophy as presented in Mimamsa-Sloka-Varttika of Kumarila Bhatta

This book bring out the Buddhist Philosophical elements contained in the 'Mimamsa - Slokavarttika', the magnum opus of Kumarila Bhatta, the most prominent Purva Mimamsa Scholar (The other one is Prabhakara). He composed this work, 'Slokavarttika', to refute the arguments raised by Buddhist scholars, mainly Dignaga, Asanga, etc. As a considerable portion of the works… Continue reading The Buddhist Philosophy as presented in Mimamsa-Sloka-Varttika of Kumarila Bhatta

Book Reviews, Rishis & Philosophers, Sarveppalli Radhakrishnan

Indian Philosophy (2 Vol) — S Radhakrishnan

This is among the best books I have read, so far. Magnum opus of Sri. Sarveppalli Radhakrishnan, a statesman and philosopher. In Plato's terms, a 'Philosopher King'. In this two volumes, first published in 1921, Radhakrishnan with his in-depth scriptural knowledge and insight consult, explain and criticise the Philosophical concepts from Rgvedic-Upanishadic times to Buddhist-Jainist schools… Continue reading Indian Philosophy (2 Vol) — S Radhakrishnan