[INDOLOGY] New publication From IFP/EFEO, Pondicherry

Narenderan narenthiran.r at ifpindia.org
Tue Jun 18 10:56:53 UTC 2013

Dear Sir,

Please post this new publication information:

*JUST RELEASED by joint publication of *Institut Français de Pondichéry 
/ Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry, India

*/An Enquiry into the Nature of Liberation : Bha/**/t.t./**/a 
Ra-maka/**/t./**/ha's Paramok/**/s./**/anira-saka-rika-v/**/r./**/tti,
a commentary on Sadyojyotih's refutation of twenty conceptions of the 
liberated state (mok/**/s./**/a).


For the first time critically edited, translated into English and 
annotated by**Alex Watson, Dominic Goodall, S.L.P. Anjaneya Sarma,
Collection Indologie n? 122, Institut Français de Pondichéry / Ecole 
française d'Extrême-Orient, 2013, 508 p.

Language: Sanskrit, English. *900 Rs (38 EUR). *ISBN (IFP): 
978-81-8470-195-1. ISBN (EFEO): 978-2-85539-130-4.

This book presents a short philosophical treatise in which twenty rival 
theories of the liberated state (/mok//s.//a/) are introduced and 
countered, and a long, discursive commentary that explores and develops 
the arguments that the treatise advances or implies. The original 
treatise comprises fifty-nine Sanskrit verses composed by Sadyojyotih 
(c. 675--725 AD), the earliest named S'aiva philosopher of the 
Mantrama-rga of whom works survive. The commentator, Bhat.t.a 
Ra-makant.ha (c. 950--1000 AD), was a Kashmirian whose writings 
systematised the doctrines of the classical S'aiva Siddha-nta, for some 
centuries the dominant school of tantric S'aivism.

Presented here is a first critical edition of these interlinked works 
and a richly annotated English translation. A lightly annotated 
introduction lays out clearly the ideas that the edited texts expound. 
Their study casts light not only on the history of S'aiva thought, but 
also on a number of religio-philosophical doctrines for which little 
other testimony survives.

Keywords:*Liberation (moks.a), S'aiva siddha-nta, Indian philosophy, 
Hindu theology, S'aivism, Sanskrit philology, Sadyojyotih, Ra-makant.ha


*For order please write : library at ifpindia.org*


Narenthiran. R
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