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Writing Indian Philosophy in Modern Perspective

Concept Note

 
 

 

In the past Indian Philosophical tradition was active and alive through the argumentative system of education. In last few centuries, new researches in different fields such as Archaeology, History etc. have opened newer dimensions of viewing Indian Philosophy.

 

In modern context the popularity of science and management has unfolded viable necessities to change the syllabi of Philosophy to directly benefit to the scholars in their practical vision of life as a whole.

 

It is also noteworthy that during these years, prevalent books were written in accord to the Western parameters. These were more or less a natural outcome of western accusations.

 

The prevailing way of categorizing is basically oriental dates back to Max Muller, and further it is like seeing things of our intellectual tradition through the eyes, who was biologically an European and an authority on Oriental Philosophical context.

 

It is necessary to re-examine and revise the contents of the current books. There is an urgent need to explore new grounds, seek new insights for alternative approaches as it is a time defied continuous process.

 

So, while writing in a free atmosphere as it is now, one may be expected to be truly original and creative yet thoroughly in accordance with the tradition of Indian Philosophy.

 

Indian Philosophy had been portrayed in terms of spiritual mystical, pessimistic, highly intuitive, non-progressive etc. The configuration of Modern Indian Philosophy had been created by the dissent presented in the system, identical to the Indian Philosophical characteristics. It is resulted in engaging focus of Indian philosophers to resolve issues brought into surface by the Western philosophers and contrarily, at another point refutations that Indians presented their categorical approach rigidly.

 

Many books were written getting inspiration from these works but they have their limitations. These limitations are nothing else but the product of the circumstances of that particular historical period in which the cause-effect theory got materialized as limitation. It is the historical context of that time which is known as limitation.

 

Re-writing should be problem based and it should also be based on original texts. Unity in diversify is the main characteristic of Indian Culture. The core of this unity lies on Integrated Philosophy. This Integrated Philosophy is sum of all the philosophical thoughts in orderly manner. Hence, it is expected that Indian text books should be modeled and drafted in the glorious tradition of Madhavacharya’s Sarvadarshahnsangraha. It is also suggested the idea of ​​rewriting should be based on Indian point of view.

 

Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies has an aim to cater the need on utility of modern perspective and new applications on the basis of Indian Philosophy creating new Teaching-Learning Material. 91st IPC organized in the campus had a symposia on this very topic and the discourse had generated many in-depth perception and different scholars had contributed and enriched with their valuable suggestions that is a significant development.

 

There is an urgent need to express Indian philosophy in a modern form. The aim of the Workshop is to revive the implicit conceptual writings in the Indian tradition be brought to the surface and reinstated in the modern terms.

  

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