Q. Lokayata texts; Sorry!

Birgit Kellner kellner at IPC.HIROSHIMA-U.AC.JP
Tue Feb 24 18:51:22 UTC 1998

Dmitry Olenev wrote:
>    I'm sorry, I mistook the book you recommended for another book by
> Debiprasad Ch. Unfortunately, I don't remember its title (something
> like "Lokayata: a study of Indian materialism"), but in any case it
> had quite different title and been published very long ago, so long
> ago that it was translated even into Russian :-))
> I read it in Russian and must admit that it made a bad impression...

This is probably (data from the Library of Congress (at

Author:        Chattopadhyaya, Debiprasad.
Title:         Lokayata; a study in ancient Indian
Published:     [New Delhi] People's Pub. House [1959]
(2nd ed. 1968)

Just to add this, I didn't *recommend* the book I mentioned earlier at
all; I simply suggested that it *might* be of use to somebody who was
searching for Lokaayata-related materials. (Also, *that* book was
published after Franco's "perception and disbelief", so I was actually
curious how Franco could have referred to it, but that question seems to
be answered now.)

Birgit Kellner
Department for Indian Philosophy
Hiroshima University

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