Ramanujar: The Life and Ideas of Ramanuja

An important preceptor of medieval India and the proponent of the Visishtadvaita school of thought, Ramanuja established the supremacy of the Sri Vaishnava dimension of Hinduism. Indira Parthasarathy’s play, originally written in Tamil and published in 1997, is based on the life, ideas, and beliefs of Ramanuja. Retrieving its subject from the shackles of establishment, the play foregrounds Ramanuja’s open-mindedness and spiritual equality. The ideas and beliefs of Ramanuja hold ground even after 900 years, and the play brings to light one of his most progressive social measures—initiate everyone into spiritual knowledge. The English translation by T. Sriraman captures the tone of the Tamil original and makes the world-view of Ramanuja accessible to a wider audience. The reader’s perception of the historico-social context of Ramanuja’s life and mission is enhanced by C.T. Indra’s critical introduction and extensive commentary. Printed Pages: 191 with b/w illustrations.

Title: Ramanujar: The Life and Ideas of Ramanuja

Author Name: Indira Parthasarathy; Translated from Tamil By T. Sriraman; Critical Introduction and Commentary By C.T. Indra

Categories: India, Philosophy,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2008

ISBN: 019569161X

ISBN 13: 9780195691610

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 15 x 23 Cm

Seller ID: 020554

Keywords: Ramanuja India