Overview for Indian Theory of Knowledge Based Upon Jayanta's Nyayamanjari
Knowledge is bliss. But what actually is meant by knowledge? What are the ways of arriving at and ascertaining knowledge? How does it differ from error? How and why do we commit mistakes in our judgement andk what is the remedy forthat? Evry intellectual (if not every human being) in this situation must have felt the necessity to find solutions to such problems. The author seeks to offer systematic anaswers to such questions on the basis of his intensive exposition of Nyayamanjari in particular and the major works of all the relevant Indian disciplines in general. The work is divided into nine chapters. In addition to analyzing the methods of knowing accepted by the Naiyayikas, viz., perception, inference, comparison and verbal testimony, the author has examined the views of various thinkers regarding the viability of other means of knowledge, viz., sambhava, aitihya, arthapatti and abhava. The book, written in a lucid and absorbing style isbound to help all those who are interested in the study of the nature, forms and means of knowledge
G D Bijalwan (Author)
Dr. Chakra Dhar Bijalwan, born on 15th October, 1932. He studied Sanskrit through traditional as well as modern methods. He specialized in Vedie, Buddhist and Jaina Nyaya and obtained the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Delhi. He workd for several years in the Commission for Scientific and Technical Dictionaries on Philosophy, Education, Psychology, Literary Critism etc. He worked as Lecturer and Reader (1973-1980) in shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Vidyapeeth, Allahabad and as principal (1980-1993) in the Guruvayoor, Trichur Distt., Kerala and Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Lucknow. He has presented about 50 research papers and delivered special lectures in National and International conferences. Dr. ijalwan has a good number of reputed publications to his credit which include Indian Theory of knowledge, Hindu Omens, Bharatiya Nyayasastram, Sanskrit Sukti Samuccaya, Hrdayaprakasa Sarasvatasaurabham, Bhamatvilasah, Development of Yoga and yogic Practices in India (Authorised under a Major Research Project of the University grants Commission. He hask edited a number of books, special volumes, research journals etc. under the auspiees of various literary bodies.