[INDOLOGY] suggestions?

Jeffery Long dharmaprof108 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 23 14:35:23 UTC 2019

Dear Madhav,
There is a good, clear book by Swami Tapasyananda from Advaita Ashrama called Bhakti Schools of Vedānta.  It nicely lays out the various non-Advaitic interpretations of the prasthānatrayī.  It does not get to the level of detail of the padacchedas, but is a good introduction to the varied interpretations to which these texts have been subject.
I hope this is helpful!
All the best,Jeff
Dr. Jeffery D. Long
Professor of Religion and Asian Studies
Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtown, PA
Series Editor, Explorations in Indic Traditions: Theological, Ethical, and PhilosophicalLexington Books
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    On Sunday, April 21, 2019, 9:16:20 PM EDT, Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:  
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Dear Madhav,

I recall that Arvind Sharma once wrote a book entitled "The Hindu Gita"

that explored the various commentarial traditions.


However, I haven't looked at it for at least 20 years and I do not recall it well enough to say whether it may clarify the question you are raising. Its

primary concern is to introduce the philosophical standpoint of the different commentators.

Another work that juxtaposes aspects of the content of the Sankara and Ramanuja commentaries Is Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad's


But I am not at all sure that either of these titles addresses directly the issue of varying padacchedas.

It is possible that Van Buitenen's book on the Ramanuja commentary on the Gita may be worth consulting as well.



Matthew Kapstein
Directeur d'études, 
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago
From: INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at list.indology.info> on behalf of Madhav Deshpande via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
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Subject: [INDOLOGY] suggestions? I am looking for some English language book or article that discusses how passages from the Bhagavadgītā or Upaniṣads have been subjected to multiplepadacchedas and interpretations by different commentators.  I have most of the Sanskrit commentaries, but I need to provide some reading materials for a few readers who are interested in this phenomenon, but don't read Sanskrit commentaries.  Any suggestions?
Madhav M. DeshpandeProfessor EmeritusSanskrit and LinguisticsUniversity of Michigan[Residence: Campbell, California]_______________________________________________
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