Mahamahopadhyaya Gopinath Kaviraj (Makers of Indian Literature)

Mahamahopadhyaya Gopinath Kaviraj (Makers of Indian Literature)

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Item Code: IDF773
Author: G. C. Pande
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 1996
ISBN: 8126001852
Pages: 103
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.2" X 5.5"
Weight 140 gm
From the Back of the Book:

Gopinath Kaviraj on whom the title of Mahamahopadhyaya was conferred by the British Government in 1934, is regarded as an authority on Indological studies. Equally at home in English, Hindi, Sanskrit and Bengali and an unparalled combination of traditional and modern India and Western learning and spiritual wisdom he was among those renaissance figures who in the midst of colonial rule and its attendant denigration of Indian tradition helped to revive India's pride in her past and infuse it with the best tradition of British liberation.

An insatiable thirst for knowledge coupled with an open and analytical mind led him to search for something new in the ancient Sanskrit texts and various commentaries on them. He wrote with a rare insight whether it was on Tantra, Philosophy, Religion or culture. His biographic in content, have the flavour of real literature.

In this monograph an attempt has been made to place some of his salient ideas in a historical perspective highlighting their contemporary relevance.

About the Author

He is the Author of this monograph began his career in 1947 as a lecturer in Allahabad University. He was also Professor of Ancient History Culture and archaeology at the University of Gorakhpur (1957-62); Tagore Professor of Indian Culture, Rajasthan University (1962-78); visiting Professor at Banaras University (1984-85); Vice-chancellor, Rajasthan University (1974-77) and finally retired as Vice-chancellor of Allahabad University in 1984. Recipient of honours such as the Vidyavaridhi and Samsthana-Sammana Prof. Pande is also the author of numerous books and research papers.

CONTENTS
Preface 7
1 Life and Personality 9
2 Researches in Indian Philosophy 16
3 Nature and a Structure of Philosophical Enquiry 42
4 The Science of Yoga 58
5 Theory and Practice of Tantra 70
6 The Meaning of Indian Culture 84
Notes 95
Bibliography 102
Index 104

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