[INDOLOGY] Sankara-vijaya Resources Available

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at aol.com
Tue Jul 7 18:23:09 EDT 2015


I presume you have looked at "Conflicting hagiographies and history: The place of Śaṅkaravijaya texts in Advaita tradition,” by Vidyasankar Sundaresan in International Journal of Hindu Studies <http://www.researchgate.net/publication/journal/1022-4556_International_Journal_of_Hindu_Studies> 07/2000; 4(2):109-184.

Regards,
Palaniappan

> On Jul 7, 2015, at 4:53 PM, David and Nancy Reigle <dnreigle at gmail.com> wrote:
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> When a question relating to a Śaṅkara-vijaya came up here recently, I did a quick online search and found that very few of these biographies of Śaṅkarācārya were available on the web. So I have now scanned the ones I had and posted them, along with three scanned by others, with the Sanskrit Hindu texts at http://prajnaquest.fr/blog/sanskrit-texts-3/sanskrit-hindu-texts/ <http://prajnaquest.fr/blog/sanskrit-texts-3/sanskrit-hindu-texts/>. Besides the two well-known ones by Anantānandagiri and by Mādhava, and also the one by Vyāsācala, these include seven edited by W. R. Antarkar. 
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> Antarkar had made a comprehensive study of all the available Śaṅkara-vijayas, both in print and in manuscript (then sixteen in total), for his 1960 University of Poona PhD thesis: Śaṅkara-vijayas: A Comparative and a Critical Study. In subsequent years he published several journal articles pertaining to this topic, and editions of seven lesser-known Śaṅkara-vijayas (hopefully I did not miss any when I gathered them about fifteen years ago). But his thesis remained unpublished.
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> A few days ago by chance I saw that Antarkar’s thesis has been published, and this was back in 2003! This book is even now not listed on WorldCat, which only shows the 1960 thesis (and that is held only at one library). A scan of this book, in two parts (the thesis, and later articles as appendices), is available at: https://sites.google.com/site/hindulibrary/document-list <https://sites.google.com/site/hindulibrary/document-list>
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>  <https://sites.google.com/site/hindulibrary/document-list>
> In view of the disputes around the Śaṅkara maṭhas that we were just reminded of by Dean’s post, it may be worth noting that this book is scholarly research with no connection to any maṭha, contrary to appearances. As may be seen by the photos of the adhipatis of the Kanchi Kamakoti Śaṅkara maṭha in its opening pages, this book was published by an affiliate of this maṭha. I am very grateful to everyone involved in the publication of Antarkar’s thesis for making it available at long last.
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> The extant Śaṅkara-vijayas are comparatively late, and their stories often conflict with each other. One of the latest (nineteenth century) was published in Germany in 1992: Śaṃkara-mandāra-saurabha: Eine Legende über das Leben des Philosophen Śaṃkara, Text, Übersetzung, Einleitung, by Anton Ungemach. Antarkar showed in separate articles that the extant Śaṅkara-vijaya attributed to Ānandagiri (1961 article <http://easterntradition.org/antarkar%202.pdf>) and the one attributed to Vidyāraṇya (1972article <http://easterntradition.org/antarkar%203.pdf>) are later works, not written by those authors. Antarkar commented at the end of his 1961 article: “not one of the 16/17 biographies of Śaṅkara I have worked upon inspires confidence in its authenticity to the expected degree.” However, Antarkar provided good evidence that two old Śaṅkara-vijayas still existed in the recent past: Bṛhat-Śaṅkara-vijaya by Citsukha and Prācīna-Śaṅkara-vijaya by Ānandagiri (1960 article <http://easterntradition.org/antarkar%201.pdf>). Despite his efforts, he could not obtain them, and these have still not come to light as far as I know.
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> Best regards,
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> David Reigle
> Colorado, U.S.A.
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