Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya):Makers of Indian Literature
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Sankaracarya (Shankaracharya):Makers of Indian Literature

Item Code: IDD964
Author: S. B. Raghunathacharya
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 9788126015757
Pages: 81
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5" X 5.5"
Weight 130 gm

About the Book:

Sankaracarya: (A.D. 788 - 820) is considered the greatest exponent of Vedanta in Indian philosophy. A corpus consisting of commentaries on the Vedanta Sutras, the Gita and twelve Upanishads about thirty independent tracts, nearly 250 hymns, a Tantric work and a commentary on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras bears the name of Sankara as the author. Sankara's Manisha Panchakam is the very essence of Hindu Philosophy, which preaches Advaita as the Supreme Reality. Starting his religious mission and journey from Kasi, Sankara never looked back. His was a dharma-yatra. His visit to Kanchipuram was an important stage in his tours of religious victory. Sankara, with great vision, brought cultural renaissance in India. He visualized the country as a nation of integrity in all respects. After accomplishing all this in a short span of thirty-two years, Sankara passed away in the Himalayas.

In the present monograph on 'Sankaracarya, the author has given outlines of his biography, mission and philosophy in brief. Selected passages from his works with English translation added at the end increases the value of this title.

About the Author:

Prof. S. B. Raghunathacharya (b. 1944) M. A., Ph.D. in Sanskrit and ex-Vice Chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati is presently Professor, Department of Sanskrit at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He has visited and delivered the lectures in Harvard University, University of Malta, University of Toronto, Petaka University and Tokyo University. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Sanskrit and earlier member of the General Council of the Sahitya Akademi. Recipient of many awards and honours; he has published 30 books in English, edited more than 100 works in Sanskrit and Telugu. He is also edited the Akademi's half-yearly journal 'Samskrita Pratibha' in Sanskrit.


1. Sankara's Life 11
2. Sankara emerges victorious 26
3. A Mission Fulfilled 36
4. The Philosophy 40
5. Selected Gems 47
  (1) Upanisadbhasyam 49
  (2) Bhavadgitabhasyam 55
  (3) Brahmasutrabhasyam 62
  (4) Sankirnam 77

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