Q. Lokayata texts
tattvarthi at YAHOO.COM
Tue Feb 24 12:10:01 UTC 1998
---Birgit Kellner <kellner at IPC.HIROSHIMA-U.AC.JP> wrote:
> > ---"N. Ganesan" <GANESANS at CL.UH.EDU> wrote:
> > >
> > > 2/13/98
> > >
> > > Want to know the titles of texts on Lokayata philosophy in
> > > 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:
> Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya:
> 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.
> Birgit Kellner
> Department for Indian Philosophy
> Hiroshima University
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With best regards, Dmitry Olenev
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