Thursday, September 24, 2015

Indian Philosophy Blog

Buddhist vs. “Hindu” academic research

With this post, I’m asking for reflections, speculations, and even bare conjectures about an apparent asymmetry. As illustrated perhaps by some posts here recently, It seems like there has been something of an explosion of quality philosophical work on Buddhism and Buddhist traditions in recent times. While there has been a lot of really good work on the so called “Hindu” or Vaidika traditions as well it at least appears to lag behind a bit. So, I’m wondering:
1. Do you think this appearance tracks reality? Is it true?
2. If so, what are the reasons or causes for this situation?
Just to make sure: I’m not at all insinuating that if such asymmetry is there, it must be due to injustice or inherent failing of systems or individuals. But if it exists, it would be nice to understand why.

Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

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