Gaudapada-Karika : A Rare Book

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Item Code: NAC760
Author: Late Raghunath Damodar Karmarkar
Publisher: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune
Language: (Complete Translation into English with Copious Notes, Introduction, and Appendices)
Edition: 1973
Pages: 210
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.5 Inch X 6.5 Inch
Weight 380 gm
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Prof. Vidhusekhara Bhattacharya published his edition of Gauda-padakarikas (or Agamaastra) some years ago. A close perusal of that edition clearly showed that Prof. Bhattacharya had allowed himself to be carried a little too far by his leanings towards Buddhism, and hence some of his interpretations appeared clearly to be biased and forced. While teaching Gau4apadakarika to the M. A. students, I had occasion to criticise Prof. Bhattacharya’s interpretations, and I felt that it would be better to present my views in a book—form, before a larger circle of readers so that a balanced view of Gaudapada’s philosophy could be taken. The present edition has been brought forth with such a back—ground.



  I. Gaudapada: His Date, Life, Works etc i-x
  II. The contents of Gaudapada-Karika x-xxii
  III. Was Gaudapada a Buddhist? xxii-xxvii
  IV. The Title of the whole work and the several Prakaranas thereof xxvii-xxviii
  V. The Mandukyopanisad and the twenty-nine Karikas in the first Prakarana xxviii-xxxiii
  VI. Are the four Prakaranas inter-related? xxxiii-xli
  VII. The Sources of Gaudapada-Karika xli-xlvii
  VIII. Gaudapada’s contribution to Indian Philosophical Thought xlvii-lii
  Text and Translation 1-56
  Chapter I 57-70
  Chapter II 71-88
  Chapter III 88-107
  Chapter IV 108-146
  Appendix I- An Alphabetical Index to the Karikas 147-154
  Appendix II – Index to Important Words in the Notes 155-157
  The usual Abbreviations are used in this edition. The Bhasya on the Karikas, attributed to Sankaracarya is referred to as K.bhasya or Sankara-bhasya.  

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