Problems of Ancient India
|k. D. Sethna
|9.00 X 6.00 inch
The author has cast his net widely to cover various kinds of antiquities and he has dealt with them in as original a way as possible so that new aspects start up. The solutions found cast an unexpected light making old problems come with a novel shape. History runs before our eyes with unexpected contours which make it live again, as it were. Here is not a series of observations but the re-living of a wide span of historical significance. An example is the article, To Panini's Time from Panini's Place.
K.D. SETHNA is a prize-man of Bombay University in English and Logic and holds the B.A. degree in Philosophy Honours. He has published a good number of literary and philosophical books. Research in Indian History has been an important side-line of his and he has written articles on several subjects connected with it in periodicals. one of which he has himself edited for the last thirty-two years: Mother India, Monthly Review of Culture, published from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.
In his historical studies he has sought to work under the conditions imposed by all the disciplines a modern professional writer in this field accepts. Although many of his conclusions accord with old Indian traditional views, he is very far from being a fanatic traditionalist ready to ignore the vision which modern historians have carefully built up of India's past. He pays. full attention to it before pointing out its subtle weaknesses, for ultimately it is by convincing trained minds like the builders of this vision that he hopes to win the right judgment on his own labours.
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