The Film Adi Shankaracharya

Robert Zydenbos zydenbos at UNI-MUENCHEN.DE
Mon Jun 1 15:43:48 UTC 2009

Peter Wyzlic schreef:

> There is a German Ph.D. thesis on this film:
> Mangold, Sylvia: Ādi Śaṅkarācāryaḥ : G. V. Iyers Filmkommentar zur 
> Religionsphilosophie Śaṅkaras. - Frankfurt am Main [et al.] : Lang, 
> 1994. - XII, 248 p. - (Theion ; 4). - ISBN 3-631-47352-4
> Frankfurt (Main), Univ., Diss., 1993

- which is rather curious. When I visited Iyer in 1997, I found the book 
on his bookshelf. He had not read it, since it was in German. I read a 
few pages and found the remark that Iyer, though born an Advaitin, had 
become a Dvaitin and made the Madhva film. When I translated those lines 
to him, he heaved his shoulders slowly and remarked that scholars make 
all sorts of marvellous discoveries, including biographical details 
about him which he himself did not know about.


Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos
Department fuer Asienstudien - Institut fuer Indologie und Tibetologie
Universitaet Muenchen
Tel. (+49-89-) 2180-5782
Fax  (+49-89-) 2180-5827

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