Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Philosophy > Who's Who of Teachers and Scholars in Philosophy in India
Displaying 1641 of 2813         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Who's Who of Teachers and Scholars in Philosophy in India
Pages from the book
Who's Who of Teachers and Scholars in Philosophy in India
Look Inside the Book
Description

Preface

The philosophical community in India has not yet become a community in any significant sense of the term. Perhaps this is true of other fields as well. Or perhaps the country is too vast and too diverse for the emergence of any such thing. But whatever the causes, there can be little doubt that those who are aware of the lack cannot but attempt to build one. And, what better beginning can be made in this direction than to have a Who's Who of information about who is doing what and where.

The Indian philosophical community, in fact, is divided into at least three major constellations and/or groups. The first and the most visible, consists of those who are professionally located in universities and colleges, and write mostly in English. The second group consists of Sanskrit Pandits, educated in the traditional manner and located mainly in institutions of Sanskrit learning and sometimes even outside them. The third group, far smaller and still less known, is the one of Islamic scholars in the field of philosophy who are knowledgeable in the classical West Asian philosophy in the Arab world and its development in India. There are other groups: those, of example, who write in a regional language or whose main training and interest and scholarship lies in the field of Christian theology and its history over a long period of time. Yashdev Shalya, who has done remarkable creative philosophical thinking for the last four decades in Hindi, is an example of the former group, while Church Fathers in such well-known institutions as De Nobili College in Poona, Dharamram College in Bangalore and Vidya Jyoti in Delhi, are examples of the latter.

Each of these is a world unto itself and is almost Worlds apart from others, with hardly any knowledge of, or incarnation with the others. Even within their own world there is hardly any all India awareness. There is also, what may be called, differentiated growth or islands of growth in certain centres, regions and institutions. They tend to look inward, and their attempt to establish some interaction with the outside academic community in their own subject is generally with centres or institutions abroad. Their own country is just a hinterland for them, a scheduled-caste land of underdeveloped academia from whom they would like to escape as much, and as soon, as they can.

The story is repeated with the past intellectual traditions of this country, or even of those which are not so past where is an attempt to build upon work that was done by the earlier generation, or even an awareness of what they did or what they did not do. Innumerable Festschrifts that are being published every year in honour of all sorts of persons, deserving and undeserving, are an unmistakable evidence of this. They seldom show any awareness of the academic contribution of the person in whose honour the Festschrift is being produced, or any critical appreciation of his work.

The Indian Council of Philosophical Research, since its very inception, has been at leas marginally aware of these problems. It has tried to create an infrastructure of informational awareness, on the one hand, and a provision of interactional opportunities for philosophers to meet and discuss contemporary philosophical traditions, on the other. It is hoped that these two together would, over a period of time, help in the emergence of a vibrant active philosophical community cutting across different segregated groups in the country.

The present endeavour is a part of this wider enterprise and should be seen as such. Already the Council has published a Survey of Philosophy in India including such aspects as traditions, teaching and research relating to it along with authors and Subject Indexes of such philosophical journals as the Philosophical Quarterly, the Indian Philosophical Annual and the Journal of the Indian Academy of philosophy. Besides these, the Council has published A Union catalogue of Philosophical Periodicals and a Select Bibliography of Journal Articles on Philosophy, Religion and Indian Culture as a part of its ongoing attempt to provide relevant background reference material for research in the field of philosophy in this country.

The Who's Who of Teachers of Philosophy in India has obvious Drawbacks which have been difficult to avoid in spite of all our efforts. First, it is not as exhaustive as it could have been. Many well-known names may not be found in it. Second, some of the names who are there may not be amidst us any more. Third, the designations and addresses of many persons might have changed as they were received long back.

There are substantial reasons for all this. In fact, it has been the very attempt to avoid this that has resulted in the inordinate delay in the publication of the Who's Who. The realization that any further delay would only worsen maters further and that a beginning has to be made some time, somewhere, had led us to decide on the Publication of the material that has been with us for a long time now. The patience of many must have been exhausted and many might have begun to wonder if it would ever come out at all.

With all its deficiencies and incompleteness it is here, and let us hope it will help in the building of that Philosophical Community which is the dream of us all.

Sample Page


Daya Krishna

Click Here for More Books Published By Indian Council of Philosophical Research

Who's Who of Teachers and Scholars in Philosophy in India

Item Code:
IDH577
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
1991
ISBN:
8121505176
Size:
8.1" X 5.5"
Pages:
54
Other Details:
weight of book 69 gms
Price:
$5.50   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Who's Who of Teachers and Scholars in Philosophy in India

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4543 times since 28th Dec, 2014

Preface

The philosophical community in India has not yet become a community in any significant sense of the term. Perhaps this is true of other fields as well. Or perhaps the country is too vast and too diverse for the emergence of any such thing. But whatever the causes, there can be little doubt that those who are aware of the lack cannot but attempt to build one. And, what better beginning can be made in this direction than to have a Who's Who of information about who is doing what and where.

The Indian philosophical community, in fact, is divided into at least three major constellations and/or groups. The first and the most visible, consists of those who are professionally located in universities and colleges, and write mostly in English. The second group consists of Sanskrit Pandits, educated in the traditional manner and located mainly in institutions of Sanskrit learning and sometimes even outside them. The third group, far smaller and still less known, is the one of Islamic scholars in the field of philosophy who are knowledgeable in the classical West Asian philosophy in the Arab world and its development in India. There are other groups: those, of example, who write in a regional language or whose main training and interest and scholarship lies in the field of Christian theology and its history over a long period of time. Yashdev Shalya, who has done remarkable creative philosophical thinking for the last four decades in Hindi, is an example of the former group, while Church Fathers in such well-known institutions as De Nobili College in Poona, Dharamram College in Bangalore and Vidya Jyoti in Delhi, are examples of the latter.

Each of these is a world unto itself and is almost Worlds apart from others, with hardly any knowledge of, or incarnation with the others. Even within their own world there is hardly any all India awareness. There is also, what may be called, differentiated growth or islands of growth in certain centres, regions and institutions. They tend to look inward, and their attempt to establish some interaction with the outside academic community in their own subject is generally with centres or institutions abroad. Their own country is just a hinterland for them, a scheduled-caste land of underdeveloped academia from whom they would like to escape as much, and as soon, as they can.

The story is repeated with the past intellectual traditions of this country, or even of those which are not so past where is an attempt to build upon work that was done by the earlier generation, or even an awareness of what they did or what they did not do. Innumerable Festschrifts that are being published every year in honour of all sorts of persons, deserving and undeserving, are an unmistakable evidence of this. They seldom show any awareness of the academic contribution of the person in whose honour the Festschrift is being produced, or any critical appreciation of his work.

The Indian Council of Philosophical Research, since its very inception, has been at leas marginally aware of these problems. It has tried to create an infrastructure of informational awareness, on the one hand, and a provision of interactional opportunities for philosophers to meet and discuss contemporary philosophical traditions, on the other. It is hoped that these two together would, over a period of time, help in the emergence of a vibrant active philosophical community cutting across different segregated groups in the country.

The present endeavour is a part of this wider enterprise and should be seen as such. Already the Council has published a Survey of Philosophy in India including such aspects as traditions, teaching and research relating to it along with authors and Subject Indexes of such philosophical journals as the Philosophical Quarterly, the Indian Philosophical Annual and the Journal of the Indian Academy of philosophy. Besides these, the Council has published A Union catalogue of Philosophical Periodicals and a Select Bibliography of Journal Articles on Philosophy, Religion and Indian Culture as a part of its ongoing attempt to provide relevant background reference material for research in the field of philosophy in this country.

The Who's Who of Teachers of Philosophy in India has obvious Drawbacks which have been difficult to avoid in spite of all our efforts. First, it is not as exhaustive as it could have been. Many well-known names may not be found in it. Second, some of the names who are there may not be amidst us any more. Third, the designations and addresses of many persons might have changed as they were received long back.

There are substantial reasons for all this. In fact, it has been the very attempt to avoid this that has resulted in the inordinate delay in the publication of the Who's Who. The realization that any further delay would only worsen maters further and that a beginning has to be made some time, somewhere, had led us to decide on the Publication of the material that has been with us for a long time now. The patience of many must have been exhausted and many might have begun to wonder if it would ever come out at all.

With all its deficiencies and incompleteness it is here, and let us hope it will help in the building of that Philosophical Community which is the dream of us all.

Sample Page


Daya Krishna

Click Here for More Books Published By Indian Council of Philosophical Research

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Eucalyptus Incense (Auroshikha Agarbathies)
Auroshikha Agarbathies Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry (Price 100 Sticks)
100 gms
Item Code: ANA60
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Museums of India: A Directory
by Usha Agrawal
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: NAF748
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Astrologers Directory
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Future Point Pvt Ltd
Item Code: NAJ589
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Directory of Personal Names in the Indian History from the earliest to 1947
Deal 15% Off
Item Code: IDD863
$55.00$46.75
You save: $8.25 (15%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Artists Directory
by Dr. Jyotish Joshi
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Lalit Kala Akademi
Item Code: IDK101
$57.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Temples of Palakkad District (A Big Book)
Item Code: NAC075
$100.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Temples of Trssoor District (Kerala): A Rare Book
Item Code: NAB925
$125.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Temples of Idukki District (Kerala) - A Rare Book
Item Code: NAF081
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Temples of Wayanad District (Census of India Special Studies - Kerala)
by S. Jayashanker
Hardcover (Edition: 2002)
Controller of Publications
Item Code: NAG929
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Temples of Kottayam District
Item Code: NAL403
$90.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Business Ethics: An Indian Perspective (Second Edition)
Item Code: NAK022
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your kind generosity! This golden-brass statue of Padmasambhava will receive a place of honor in our home and remind us every day to practice the dharma and to be better persons. We deeply appreciate your excellent packing of even the largest and heaviest sculptures as well as the fast delivery you provide. Every sculpture we have purchased from you over the years has arrived in perfect condition. Our entire house is filled with treasures from Exotic India, but we always have room for one more!
Mark & Sue, Eureka, California
I received my black Katappa Stone Shiva Lingam today and am extremely satisfied with my purchase. I would not hesitate to refer friends to your business or order again. Thank you and God Bless.
Marc, UK
The altar arrived today. Really beautiful. Thank you
Morris, Texas.
Very Great Indian shopping website!!!
Edem, Sweden
I have just received the Phiran I ordered last week. Very beautiful indeed! Thank you.
Gonzalo, Spain
I am very satisfied with my order, received it quickly and it looks OK so far. I would order from you again.
Arun, USA
We received the order and extremely happy with the purchase and would recommend to friends also.
Chandana, USA
The statue arrived today fully intact. It is beautiful.
Morris, Texas.
Thank you Exotic India team, I love your website and the quick turn around with helping me with my purchase. It was absolutely a pleasure this time and look forward to do business with you.
Pushkala, USA.
Very grateful for this service, of making this precious treasure of Haveli Sangeet for ThakurJi so easily in the US. Appreciate the fact that notation is provided.
Leena, USA.
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India