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Vedantin, Mahadeva
A Compendium of the Principles of Mimamsa
editor(s): Benson, James
volume: 5
pages/dimensions: 905 pages
language: English
binding: Book (Hardback)
dimensions: 17.00 × 24.00 cm
publishing date: 29.09.2010
prices: 148,00 Eur[D] / 152,20 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-05722-6
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Within modern scholarship on Indian philosophy, religious studies, and Indology Purva-Mimamsa unfortunately features as a rather under-represented area. The present edition and translation of the Mimamsanyayasamgraha by James Benson is a most welcome exception in two respects: On the one hand it makes accessible the major premises and topics of Purva-Mimamsa to students and scholars in a rather simple and brief manner. On the other hand it represents the first translation of a work from the late 17th century, i.e. from the “new school” of Purva-Mimamsa. So far no major texts from this period are available and little is known about the school‘s developments
and changes in those times. Thus, besides providing a solid and understandable introduction to the system, this book will also be valuable to advanced students of Purva-Mimamsa interested in its newer branches. It will therefore be of use not only for Indologists, but also to students and scholars dealing with South Asian religions, ritual and intellectual history.