Request for Suggestions of Recent Publication on Indian or Hindu Philosophy

Hello all

I’m tasked with updating two online (OBO) bibliographies: one on Indian philosophy (in general 2011) and the other on Hindu philosophy (2016).

To this end, I would appreciate suggestions regarding stand out publications from the last seven years (in Indian philosophy) or the last two years (on Hindu philosophy)

No worries about self promotion: I’d be happy to hear about everyone’s work and for everyone to toot their own horn!  I will be constrained in part by the format of the bibliography in deciding what I can include, but I am hoping that all such suggestions will make the light of day if they are included as a response to this blog post. Of course, you can also send me your requests privately (if you can’t find my email address, you can send me an note here: http://www.yorku.ca/shyamr/contact.html)

Thanks,

Shyam

 

About Shyam Ranganathan

Shyam Ranganathan is a philosopher in the Department of Philosophy in York University, Toronto. His research interests cover ethics/political philosophy, the philosophy of thought, philosophy of language, and South Asian philosophy.

12 thoughts on “Request for Suggestions of Recent Publication on Indian or Hindu Philosophy

  1. Interesting question. Here are my first thoughts, but I am curious to read about yours (and the others’). I only listed books, to avoid listing too many things.

    EXCEPTION: A SINGLE BOOK WRITTEN IN 2010 in case the bibliography does not have it
    1. Mīmāṃsānyāyasaṅgraha. A Compendium on the Principles of Mīmāṃsā, edited and translated by James Benson (book)
    Publisher
    Harrassowitz
    Year
    2010
    Author
    Mahādeva Vedāntin
    Editor
    Benson, James
    Address
    Wiesbaden

    2. Kumārila on Truth, Omniscience, and Killing. Part 2. An Annotated translation of Mīmāṃsā-Ślokavārttika ad 1.1.2 (Codanāsūtra) (book)
    Publisher
    Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
    Year
    2011
    Author
    Kataoka, Kei
    Number
    68
    Series
    Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens
    Address
    Wien

    3. Can the Veda Speak? Dharmakīrti against Mīmāṃsā exegetics and Vedic authority. An Annotated translation of PVSV 164,24-176,16
    Publisher
    Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
    Year
    2012
    Editor
    Eltschinger, Vincent and Krasser, Helmut and Taber, John

    4. Self and No-Self: Hindu and Buddhist Ideas in Dialogue
    Year
    2012
    Editor
    Kusnetzova, Irina and Ram-Prasad, Chakravarthi and Ganeri, Jonardon
    Series
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature, and History
    Publisher
    Ashgate
    Address
    Farnham/Burlington, VT

    5. Artha. Meaning (book)
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Year
    2011
    Author
    Ganeri, Jonardon
    Series
    Foundations of Philosophy in India

    6. Apoha: Buddhist nominalism and human cognition
    Publisher
    Columbia University Press
    Year
    2011
    Editor
    Siderits, Mark and Tillemans, Tom J.F. and Chakrabarti, Arindam

    7. Le Soi et l’Autre. Identité, différence et altérité dans la philosophie de la Pratyabhijñā (book)
    Publisher
    Brill
    Year
    2011
    Author
    Ratié, Isabelle
    Volume
    13
    Series
    Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture
    Address
    Leiden and Boston

    8. Reflexion und Ritual in der Pūrvamīmāṃsā. Studie zur frühen Geschichte der Philosophie in Indien (book)
    Publisher
    Harrassowitz
    Year
    2011
    Author
    Göhler, Lars
    Number
    44
    Series
    Beiträge zur Indologie
    Address
    Wiesbaden

    9. Scriptural Authority, Reason and Action. Proceedings of a panel at the 14th World Sanskrit Conference, Kyoto, September 1st–5th, 2009
    Publisher
    Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
    Year
    2013
    Editor
    Eltschinger, Vincent and Krasser, Helmut

    10. Devadattīyam. Johannes Bronkhorst Felicitation Volume
    Publisher
    Peter Lang
    Year
    2012
    Editor
    Voegeli, François and Eltschinger, Vincent and Feller, Danielle and Candotti, Maria Piera and Diaconescu, Bogdan and Kulkarni, Malhar
    Address
    Bern
    NOTE: The whole volume is full of interesting contributions, for instance: Bhāviveka, Dharmakīrti and Kumārila (incollection)
    Author
    Krasser, Helmut, Pages 535–594;
    Kumārila and Medhātithi on the Authority of Codified Sources of dharma (incollection)
    Author
    Yoshimizu, Kiyotaka, Pages 643–681.

    11. The re-use of texts in Indian philosophy
    Editor: Freschi, Elisa
    Journal
    Journal of Indian Philosophy \emph{(Special Issue)}
    Year
    2015
    Volume
    43
    Number
    2–3 and 4–5

    12. Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Year
    2014
    Editor
    Bryant, Edwin and Dasti, Matthew
    Address
    Oxford

    13. Periodization and Historiography of Indian Philosophy
    Publisher
    De Nobili Research Library
    Year
    2013
    Editor
    Franco, Eli
    Address
    Wien

    14. Dharmakīrtis frühe Logik. Annotierte Übersetzung der logischen Teile von Pramāṇavārttika 1 mit der Vṛtti I. Introduction, Übersetzung, Analyse (book)
    Publisher
    The International Institute for Buddhist Studies
    Year
    2013
    Author
    Steinkellner, Ernst
    Number
    XXIXa
    Series
    Studia Philologica Buddhica Monograph Series

    15. Divine Self, Human Self. The Philosophy of Being in Two Gītā Commentaries (book)
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury
    Year
    2013
    Author
    Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
    Address
    London and New York

    16. Around Abhinavagupta—Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir from the 9th to the 11th Centuries
    Year
    2016
    Editor
    Franco, Eli and Ratié, Isabelle
    Publisher
    LIT Verlag
    Address
    Berlin

    17. Dharmakīrti on the cessation of suffering (book)
    Publisher
    Brill
    Year
    2015
    Author
    Pecchia, Cristina
    Address
    Leiden

    18. His Hiding Place is Darkness. A Hindu-Catholic Theopoetics of Divine Absence (book)
    Publisher
    Stanford University Press
    Year
    2014
    Author
    Clooney, Francis Xavier
    Address
    Stanford

    19. Omniscience and Religious Authority: A Study on Prajñākaragupta’s Pramāṇavārttikālaṅkārabhāṣya ad Pramāṇavārttika II 8–10 and 29–33 (book)
    Publisher
    LIT
    Year
    2014
    Author
    Moriyama, Shinya
    Address
    Berlin and Zürich

    20. Une Critique bouddhique du Soi selon la Mīmāṃsā. Présentation, édition critique et traduction de la Mīmāṃsakaparikalpitātmaparīkṣā de Śāntarakṣita (Tattvasaṅgraha 222-284 et Pañjikā) (book)
    Publisher
    Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
    Year
    2014
    Author
    Ratié, Isabelle
    Address
    Wien

    21. History and Transmission of the Nyāyamañjarī. Critical edition of the section on the meaning of the word (book)
    Publisher
    Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
    Year
    2015
    Author
    Graheli, Alessandro
    Address
    Vienna

    22. In Clear Words. The Prasannapadā, Chapter One. Vol. II. Annotated Translation, Tibetan Text (book)
    Publisher
    Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
    Year
    2015
    Author
    McDonald, Anne
    Address
    Wien

    23. Indian Thought and Western Theism. The Vedānta of Rāmānuja (book)
    Publisher
    Routledge
    Year
    2015
    Author
    Ganeri, Martin
    Series
    RoutledgeCurzon Hindū Studies Series
    Address
    Oxon and New York

    24. Yogasūtra (book)
    Publisher
    Einaudi
    Year
    2015
    Author
    Squarcini, Federico
    Address
    Torino
    NOTE: In Italian, but absolutely relevant for each study of Yoga!

    25. Utpaladeva, philosopher of recognition (book)
    Publisher
    D.K. Printworld
    Year
    2016
    Editor
    Torella, Raffaele and Bäumer, Bettina

    26. The Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Year
    2017
    Editor
    Ganeri, Jonardon
    Address
    New York

    27. (Si pauca licet componere magnis)
    Duty, language and exegesis in Prābhākara Mīmāṃsā: Including an edition and translation of Rāmānujācārya’s Tantrarahasya, Śāstraprameyapariccheda (book)
    Publisher
    Brill
    Year
    2012
    Author
    Freschi, Elisa
    Number
    17
    Series
    Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture
    Address
    Leiden

    APPENDIX: Two works on colonial or post-colonial Indian philosophy
    28. Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence (book)
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Year
    2011
    Editor
    Bhushan, Nalini and Garfield, Jay
    Address
    New York

    29. Philosophy as Saṃvāda and Svarāj: Dialogical Meditations on Daya Krishna and Ramchandra Gandhi
    Publisher
    SAGE
    Year
    2014
    Editor
    Mayaram, Shail
    Address
    New Delhi

  2. Shyam, here are a few other places that I’d look: Jonardon Ganeri just published a 4-volume collection on what he is taking to be leading scholarship on Indian philosophy. It’s worth looking over to see if anything was missed: https://www.routledge.com/Ganeri-Indian-Philosophy-4-vol-set/Ganeri/p/book/9780415712057

    I’d also glance at the recommended readings at the end of each chapter of Roy Perrett’s book, discussed here: http://indianphilosophyblog.org/2016/12/06/book-review-of-an-introduction-to-indian-philosophy-by-roy-w-perrett-reviewed-by-matthew-r-dasti/

    • Thank you, Matthew, I did not know Ganeri’s anthology. It is a somewhat weird selection, isn’t it (apart from the excellent contributions by you, Malcolm etc.)? Is it meant to be the “very best of” secondary literature on Indian philosophy?

      • You’d have to ask him for the ultimate answer, but clearly, of necessity there is a lot left out; I think he wanted to give a synoptic view of the literature, not say this is the “best,” but rather a fair, broad range of scholarship on many of the important issues.

        Any attempt to do justice to all the existing scholarship would lead to a massive multi-volume work. This one already has four volumes. In his sort of project, the criteria for inclusion would likely come off as arbitrary in some cases. That’s just par for the course.

  3. Amazing response! Thanks to all who responded to my request: Matthew and Elisa, and also the folks who responded to me personally!

    Shyam

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