[INDOLOGY] Madhavacharya

Lubomír Ondračka ondracka at ff.cuni.cz
Sun Jun 2 20:27:17 UTC 2019

A nuanced discussion of the problem of the authorship of the SDS (which includes the evaluation of Thakur's arguments) is available in Jon Yamashita's thesis: A Translation and Study of the Pāṇinidarśana Chapter of the Sarvadarśanasaṅgraha (1998), pp. 22–32. It is partly inconclusive:

In conclusion, both internal and external evidence suggests that the author of the Sarvadarśanasaṅgraha was not Mādhavācārya, the elder brother of Sāyaṇa. Rather, the author must have been at least a generation later than Mādhavācārya. Two possible candidates which have been proposed are [1] the son of Sāyaṇa — whose name Māyaṇa is to be considered a corruption or regional form of "Mādhava", and [2] Cannibhaṭṭa, the naiyāyika author of the Tarkabhāṣāprakāśikā – either independently or as part of a committee. There is no direct proof to support either choice; the available evidence, however, allows each to be given serious consideration as possible candidates for the authorship. At most, we can say with certainty that under either claim, the Sarvadarśanasaṅgraha would have been composed during the fourteenth century under the patronage of the Vijayanagara court. (p. 31)


On Sun, 2 Jun 2019 16:53:24 +0000
Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> In fact, the late Anantalal Thakur demonstrated that the SDS was NOT written by माधवाचार्यः but by his protege, the logician Cannibhaṭṭa.
> He provides his evidence, which is entirely convincing, here:
> Anantalal Thakur, “Cannibhaṭṭa and the authorship of the Sarvadarśanasaṃgraha,” Bulletin of the Adyar Library 25
> (1961): 524–538.
> It is odd that few seem to have taken note of Thakur's impressive detective work and that most still attribute the SDS to माधवा.
> best regards,
> Matthew
> Matthew Kapstein
> Directeur d'études,
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
> The University of Chicago
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> Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Madhavacharya
> No, Purnaprajna Darsana is founded by Madhvacarya श्रीमध्वाचार्याः
> And the author of Sarvadarsana sangraha is Madhavacharya
> माधवाचार्यः
> On Sun 2 Jun, 2019, 10:05 PM alakendu das via INDOLOGY, <indology at list.indology.info<mailto:indology at list.indology.info>> wrote:
> Respected scholars,
> As, presently I am deeply involved in preparing an article on BrahmaSutra's interpretations,I do need to clarify one doubt .Are Madhavacharya of "Sarvadarshan Samgraha" and Madhavacharya of "PurnaPragnyaDarshan" fame one and identical?
> If , anybody may kindly help me out.
> Alakendu Das.
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