ISBN 9788187586333,The Life-World Of The Tamils: Past And Present - I, (History Of Science, Philosophy And Culture In Indian Civilization Vol.VI, Part 5)

The Life-World Of The Tamils: Past And Present - I, (History Of Science, Philosophy And Culture In Indian Civilization Vol.VI, Part 5)

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ISBN 9788187586333
Publisher

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788187586333

ISBN-10 8187586338
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 917 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

History

The volumes of the PROJECT ON THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE IN INDIA CIVILIZATION aim at discovering the main aspects of India's heritage and present them in an interrelated way. These volumes, in spite of their unitary look, recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational cultural. The project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. In fact, contributions are made by different scholars with different ideological persuations and methodological approaches. The Project is marked by what may be called 'methodological pluralism'. In spite of its primary historical character, this Project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by many scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization like India. This volume tries to bring out the material civilization and the spiritual culture of the life-world of the Tamils from 5th century B.C. up to 12th Century A.D. It covers the Sangam and post-Sangam thinkers and works as well as the entire devotional and mystical literature highlighting the salient features of the everyday life of the people, their philosophy and religion, the social, economic and political organization that was prevalent in those days. As the spokesman of the Tamil culture, Tiruvalluvar brought out the importance of the pursuit of wealth (artha), the cultivation of virtues (aram), and the enjoyment of life (inbam) for achieving spiritual transcendence. This is the message conveyed by the Tamil tradition to the present generation. This volume will be of interest not only to students and scholars of philosophy, but also to social philosophers and cultural historians.
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