was made by Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya. The publication of his pioneering work Lokayata: A Study in Ancient Indian Materialism. () with its scholarly. Results 1 – 16 of 17 Taranatha’s History of Buddhism in India. 1 December by Alaka Chattopadhaya and Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya. Cārvāka/Lokāyata: An Anthology of Source Materials and Some Recent Studies. Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya & Mrinalkanti Gangopadhyaya (eds.) –

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Indian philosophyContinental philosophy. A Study in Ancient Indian Materialism against the old fashioned conception that India was and is the land of dreamers and chattopashyaya. It seeks “to lead the readers to the actual study of Lenin, providing them with some clarifications, annotations and summations that they may be useful only for the limited of a preliminary acquaintance with Lenin’s philosophical ideas”.

Endorsing the book Lokayata Joseph Needham wrote: In his writings, Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya aimed to illuminate science and materialism in ancient India, and to trace their evolution. This book brings out a coherent historical account of atheism in India.

Science and Philosophy in Ancient India.

Lokayata a Study in Ancient Indian Materialism

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Lloyd – – Philosophical Review 91 4: Meera Nanda – – Social Epistemology 15 4: RiepeReviewed Work: Sociology of Science in General Philosophy of Science categorize this paper. A Study in Ancient Indian Materialism.


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His second wife edbiprasad the renowned educationist and TibetologistDr. This implies the use of all relevant scientific methods and scientific knowledge in order to explain the rise of Indian philosophy and interpret its significance in the history of India.

Debiprasad stresses the need to establish the historical account of Indian thought on the basis of an objective and scientific approach. He also traced “the course of development this archaic outlook eventually underwent”. Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya chooses the field of medicine for the purpose, because, according to him, “the only discipline that promises to be fully secular and contains clear potentials of the modern understanding of natural science is medicine”. Request removal from index.

He died in Calcutta on 8 May Setup an account with your affiliations in order to chattopadhyaha resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this cebiprasad your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

This book is about scientific method in ancient India and how societal divisions of the time chattopadhyaay the development of science. Debiprasad’s approach, in contrast to his teacher, Surendranath Dasgupta, is not simply ideological, conceptual and literary, as fine a work as Dasgupta has achieved, it is bound to the idealistic viewpoint even when he uses important physical data. Atheist Manifesto Breaking the Spell: It is unmistakably a chapter in chattopwdhyaya ‘warfare of science with religion’ Vinay Lal – – Social Epistemology 19 1: A Review and Reconstruction.


It was probably his influence that initiated Debipraad to two major passions in his life — Indian philosophy and politics; however, he quickly progressed towards radical streams in both fields, developing a lifelong commitment to Marxism and communist movement.

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Lloyd – – Cambridge University Press. The main concentration of the book is to present an analysis of Caraka Samhitadebiprasax crucial source book on Indian medicine.

He views the development of Indian philosophy as the consequence of real clashes of ideas — “contradiction constituted the moving force behind the Indian philosophical development”. Gerald Larson sees Chattopadhyaya’s writings on ancient Indian philosophies as the most interesting and sustained Marxist interpretation of Indian thought.

Conciliation, Conflict, or Complementarity: And, “an essential pre-condition for moving forward to Socialism is the consolidation of Socialist consciousness in its right sense among the Indians today”, for which “it is imperative to understand and absorb the philosophical views of Lenin”. In the Preface, Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya says his chattoopadhyaya in this book is to present “an analysis of our philosophical traditions from chatto;adhyaya standpoint of our present philosophical requirements.