Vakyartha Sadas – Videos
A new 5-part video series lasting several hours. Sanskrit scholars trained in the traditional debate format take on Western Indologists and western theories on India’s knowledge systems : Sastra, Mimamsa and others. This path-breaking event was organised at the second Swadeshi Indology Conference. Guided by Brahmasri Mani Dravid Sastri, the scholars of Madras Sanskrit College take on Western Indologists on their own terms, deconstruct them and expose their flaws
Second Swadeshi Indology conference in Feb 2017 at IGNCA in collaboration with them: Traditional scholars Acharya Maheswaran and Sowjanya Kumar weigh in on the unique nature of the event and its importance.The nature of debate in Indian tradition is discussed. An illustration of a vakyartha is presented , analysing a vedic statement, Somena Yajeta. Professor A.S Aravamudan summarises the proceedings. Watch other episodes in this series: http://bit.ly/VakyarthaSadasPlaylist
Second Swadeshi Indology conference in Feb 2017 at IGNCA in collaboration with them: The Manipulation of Traditional categories : paramarthika-sat (truth dealing with the non-worldly, spiritual ) and vyavaharika-sat (truth dealing with the worldly) , kavya (literature,poetry) and sastra ( vedic wisdom) . The false dichotomies introduced by Sheldon Pollock, to create fault-lines that aid in theorising the evolution and basis of Indian knowledge traditions to fit into western theories of socialism…
The non-human (divine) nature of the Veda, is the fundamental reason for its (Veda) primacy as the basis of all of the Indian Knowledge traditions. The realisation of the vedas by the Seers (rishis) and its non-human, timeless nature is something the western lens does not accept. There is a large repository of traditional arguments addressing this objection. The arguments for the Apaurusheyatva nature of the vedas are addressed in detail by Acharya Maheswaran.This argument forms the bedrock of all of Indian tradition.