Shankaracharya traditions

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Sun Jun 4 14:58:52 UTC 2000

In a message dated 5/23/2000 8:50:14 AM Central Daylight Time, A.Fort at TCU.EDU

> I've been following the discussion of Vidyaranya, Shringeri, and
>  Shankaracharyas with some interest, and would like to urge someone, either
>  for or post Ph. D., to take on a serious comparative study of the histories
>  of the Shringeri and Kanchi pithas (and their rivalry), using both textual
>  resources and on the ground interviews.  William Cenkner made a start at
>  this, but there is much more to do.  All this would mean is some mastery of
>  Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, interviewing skills, and about five years of
>  life!


Can you describe what level of language proficiency you have in mind when you
say "some mastery of Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada"? Thanks in advance.

S. Palaniappan

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