Based on Sanskrit source material, this book is a unique attempt at presenting a comprehensive review of the widely divergent views about time in Indian thought. Clearly written, it succeeds in setting out the issues of discussion pointedly and cogently. Since the concept of time intertwines with such major concepts as that of causality, being and non-being etc., this book also 'serve as a general introduction to the classic heart of Indian philosophy.' The author 'has demonstrated a rare ability to translate technical doctrines from one tradition of thought into the language of another', and thus has made it possible - for all those who are concerned with the question of time but do not have access in the Indian conceptual world to appreciate the contributions of Indian thought with regard to this complex question.
Noteworthy is the fact that this book is the first attempt which 'successfully exposes the simple falsity' of such clichés as that the Indian view of time is 'cyclic' as opposed to Judaeo-Christian understanding of linear time. A Study of Time in Indian Philosophy therefore, renders a valuable service to all those who are concerned with cross-cultural and interreligious exchange
About the Author
Anindita N. Balslev did her Ph.D. from University of Paris. Presently she is at the Department of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen and also engaged in promoting a program entitled Cross-Cultural Conversation. Her other published work is Cultural otherness: Correspondence with Richard Rorty (Shimla/New Delhi, 1991).
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
Cravation, causaity, and time
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