Madhva's Quotes from the Puranas and the Mahabharata An Analytical Compilation of
Untraceable Source-quotations in Madhva's works along with Translation and Footnotes (in
Vienna 2007 (Publications of the De Nobili Research Library, Vol. XXXIV)
Retired Professor of Indian Philosophy at the Institute for South Asian. Tibetan and
Buddhist Studies - Department of South Asian Studies. University of Vienna (AUSTRIA)
My sincere thank of Prof. Dr. George Chemparathy, Emeritus Professor of India philosophy
at the University of Utrecht, for his Useful remark and improvement to the English
expression of this paper. My special thanks are due also to Christian Ferstl, Student of
Indian philosophy at the Department of South Asian Studies at the University of Vienna,
for his technical help in the electronic data processing and for preparing the
camera-ready copy of the present booklet.
"Mesquita's work represents a first attempt at the examining the authenticity of
Madhva's citations by taking into consideration the literary and theological framework
in which they appear
This is a fascinating study, deserving of much attention,
specially from scholars in India." (Billeting of the School of Oriental and African
Studies Vol. : 408-409).
"Mesquita's careful examination of Madhva's works has shown the way in which Madhva
proceeded in creating his source. His work is an important contribution to the study of
Madhva which has been rather neglected in Western scholarship." (Indo-Iranian journal
Vol. 42 : 63-64).
"More recently, the most important studies of Madhva's works that appeared outside India
are again in German, by Roque Mesquita: Madhva und seine unbekannten literarischen
Quellen. Einige Beobachtungen (Vienna1997); now also available in an English
translation as Madhva's unknown Literary Source: Some Observation ( New Delhi:
Aditya Prakashan, 2000) and his superb translation and study of one of Madhva's most
important works, Madhva: Visnutattvanirnaya (Vienna, 2000)." (philosophy East &
West Vol. 56, No. 4 : 665).
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