Author:Chinya V. Ravishankar

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Sons of Sarasvati: Late Exemplars of the Indian Intellectual Tradition

By: Chinya V. Ravishankar

Price: $27.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2017

Seller ID: 900712

ISBN: 8178244969


A notable impediment facing intellectual historians has been the lack of critical biographies of significant figures in the Indian scholarly tradition. The importance of personal and social context?for reconstructing intellectual histories is widely understood. In the Indian tradition, however, authors have systematically excluded such context from their work. Reliable biographies of figures from the classical tradition of panditya are a rarity — very scarce in English and sparse even in the regional languages. This book presents translations from the original Kannada of the biographies of ... View more info

Sons Of Sarasvati : Late Exemplars of the Indian Intellectual Tradition

By: Chinya V. Ravishankar

Price: $27.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017

Seller ID: 1202382

ISBN: 8178244969

Condition: New


The classical Indian tradition of panditya (scholarship) has a long and distinguished history, but is practically extinct today. Its decline is remarkably recent — traditional panditya flourished as recently as 150 years ago. The decline is also paradoxical, having occurred precipitously following a broad and remarkable flowering of the tradition between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. The important questions this decline poses are the subject of much ongoing work, and the intellectual history of the period is still under construction. The present book makes a major contribution to t... View more info