Q. Lokayata texts
kellner at IPC.HIROSHIMA-U.AC.JP
Sun Feb 15 08:19:37 UTC 1998
> ---"N. Ganesan" <GANESANS at CL.UH.EDU> wrote:
> > 2/13/98
> > Want to know the titles of texts on Lokayata philosophy in Sanskrit
> > and other Indian languages. I read that Madhava Vidyaranya's
> > Sarva Darshana Samgraha has few quotations. Where can I find
> > Brhaspati's sutras taught to Indra? Is there a complete text
> > in Sanskrit on Lokayatam?
> > The reason I am asking this is because, in Tamil there is late
> > 11th century/early 12th century vaLamaTal prabandham
> > by Kaviccakravartti JayamkoNTaar. It is only 550 lines
> > and expresses Lokayata philosophy. Of course, Buddhist
> > Manimekalai, Jain Neelakesi and Saiva Siddhanta SivaJaana
> > Siddhiyaar refutes Lokayata princilpes. A palm leaf mss.
> > of the Lokayata prabandham is at GOML, Madras. The other
> > is at Perur Adheenam near Coimbatore.
> > Thanks,
> > N. Ganesan
Maybe the following publication would be of use:
Caarvaaka/Lokaayata: An Anthology of Source Materials and Some Recent
Studies. In collaboration with Mrinal Kanti Gangopadhyaya. New Delhi:
Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 1990.
Department for Indian Philosophy
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