By: Chinya V. Ravishankar
New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan: 2017
Seller ID: 1202382
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...