The following, fascinating book from Vrinda Dalmiya is available to be reviewed for Philosophy East and West: Caring to Know, Comparative Care Ethics, Feminist Epistemology, and the Mahabharata, OUP 2016 Link here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/caring-to-know-9780199464760?cc=us&lang=en& If anyone is interested, please send me an Continue reading Soliciting a book review for PEW
A conference on the topic announced in the title will take place in Vienna, 28–29.9.2017. The purpose of the conference is to break the boundaries between “classical” and “contemporary” Indian philosophy and between “Indian” and “philosophy”, so as to make Continue reading The challenge of postcolonial philosophy in India. Too alien for contemporary philosophers, too modern for Sanskritists?
Nalanda Dialog Mission, Hazaribag, in collaboration with INTACH, Hazaribag chapter, is going to conduct a Walk (Padyatra) down the River Mohani from Itkhori Chatra (Jharkhand) to Bodhgaya (Bihar) during 13th–15th of January 2018. A discussion Seminar will be held on Continue reading Walking down the footsteps of the Buddha—An invitation by Debajyoti Gangopadhyay
Dear All The next Association for Asian Studies conference in Asia (AAS-in-Asia) will be hosted by Ashoka University in Delhi: http://www.aas-in-asia2018.com/ The conference dates are: July 5th–8th, 2018. Please see the call for proposals here: http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS-in-Asia-Conferences/India-2018-Home-Page/Call-for-Proposals Note that only panel Continue reading AAS-in-Asia, July 2018, Ashoka University
A few years ago I wondered how a naturalized Buddhism could avoid advocating suicide. If our goal is the cessation of suffering, and death is not the beginning of a new birth but a simple ending, shouldn’t death itself be Continue reading In defence of Buddhism without rebirth
A colleague from the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Prof. Muzaffar Ali, sent us this question concerning K.C. Bhattacharya. Can readers help? “To reflect on the feeling of pain is necessarily to wish to be free from it. To wish anything Continue reading Pain and freedom in K.C. Bhattacharya: A question
From Andrew Nicholson: I have some exciting news to report: Arindam Chakrabarti of U Hawaii has accepted a position at Stony Brook as the inaugural Nirmal and Augustina Mattoo Chair of Classical Indic Humanities. His principal appointment will be in Continue reading Arindam Chakrabarti to SUNY Stony Brook
Friends, Elisa kindly asked me to note when Stephen and my Nyāyasūtra volume was available for purchase (and not just preorder). It is now. Thanks, Elisa. If anyone is interested, you can find it here: https://www.hackettpublishing.com/philosophy/the-nyaya-sutra Hackett has $4.00 examination copies Continue reading Nyāyasūtra translation is now available