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Indian Philosophy Archive
Posted on February 16, 2006 | 8 CommentsPreface Whatever I’ve read on Shunyavada was several years ago and done in a semi-interested spirit. Add to it my phenomenal memory; all hazy, and muddled. Until recently when I felt compelled to turn the pages again, seriously this time. I can’t exactly recall what...
Posted on February 6, 2006 | 1 CommentHead over to this great piece by Mukta Raut. …I have observed that of all the religious communities, Hindus are the most clueless about their religion. I went to a convent school. We had a Moral Science period where the Christian students were taken to...
Posted on January 31, 2006 | 41 CommentsGautam Sen’s scathing piece in the Pioneer, reproduced in full because Pioneer’s links don’t work the next day. Dire and unnerving as the piece is, it is another wake up call, one among the thousands that we continue to ignore at our peril. India’s long...
Posted on October 25, 2005 | 4 CommentsThe JNU high priests must have cursed the moment they decided to invite Umberto Eco to speak. Says this report: Celebrated Italian author Umberto Eco left many academics and students at Jawaharlal Nehru University squirming with embarrassed ignorance on Monday. The reason for ignorance is...
Posted on October 10, 2005 | 3 CommentsJaffna at Secular Right muses on a “radical reinterpretation” of Hinduism and the caste system. In a sentence, the gist of his thoughts: Hinduism has never condemned a truly spiritual person on the basis of caste. The people he cites–from Valmiki right up to Thiruvallavur,...
Posted on July 27, 2005 | 12 CommentsNilagriva is pretty upset that People are bringing the Veda to everyday life to the extent that soon we’ll have vedic tea, vedic coffee and vedic TV. Why the urge to prefix everything under the sun with vedic? His angst has roots in a news...
Posted on May 31, 2005 | 14 CommentsPrimary Red at the Secular Right blog posts (a translation of) one of my favourite Subashitas. I’ve reproduced it here. Armlets do not embellish a man, Nor necklaces bright as the moon, Nor a bath, nor ointment, nor flowers, Nor well-adorned hair. Only perfectly cultivated...
Posted on February 22, 2005 | 17 CommentsMusings on Uttara Kaanda Part 1 Rama as a King The role of Rama as a king is only explored properly in the Uttara Kaanda. Ramayana ends with Rama being coronated as the king of Ayodhya. One of the more popular expositions of kingly duties...
Posted on February 17, 2005 | 4 CommentsThis entry is dedicated to a wonderful person who is gifted with the rare talent of converting everything into gold. One of the more abused characters in the world of Indian epics is Rama, son of Dasharatha and husband of Sita. The focus of this...
Posted on December 31, 2004 | No CommentsI’m currently reading an interesting book (will post a review at a later date) which gives an interesting tidbit about the Indian system of Logic. The system that comes closest to the Western model of analytical philosophy is called Nyaya. The tidbit I present here...