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Dialogue of Civilizations: India And Greece


India representing the Eastern consciousness, and Greece representing the Western, had been in close contacts since the remote antiquity. Their contribution and striking similarities in the domain of science, philosophy, mythology, art and literature are well-known. In fact there can be no true comprehension of either of them, without understanding the other.  With Alexander and following him the assimilation of Bactrian Greeks in Indian population, the two civilizations had become still closer to each other. The flourishing trade contacts between India and the Greco-Roman world further provided the opportunities of interaction between the two. This led to the exchange not only of various products but also of thoughts and ideas. The present volume contains scholarly research on, and related to the exchange of thoughts and ideas between the two great civilizations of India and Greece. This volume is the result of academic works of learned scholars from the fields of Classical History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Literature, Art and Numismatics. These essays have been selected from the papers presented in two different international seminars at the Greek Chair, Jawaharlal Nehru University in the years 2014 and 2017. The volume is a significant contribution to the field of Indo-Greek studies and is valuable for students and scholars alike.

Contents: Preface. 1. Who were the Indo-Greeks?/Frank Lee Holt. 2. Vedic roots of Hellenism/Daya Nath Tripathi. 3. World of Hellenism/Udai Prakash Arora. 4. Perspectival interface: Indian and Greek philosophy – dialogue, dialectic, foundationalism, skepticism and hermeneutics/Raghvendra Pratap Singh. 5. Plato, Aristotle and Indian aesthetics: reinventing a theory of universals and absolutes/Bhavatosh Indra Guru. 6. Aquinas as Aristotle’s commentator: a case of simulation and reinterpretation of Greek philosophy during the middle ages/Mariano Iturbe. 7. Can a sceptic be called an escapist?/Pratibha Sharma. 8. On the nature of Aristotelian and Kautilyan state/Atul Kumar Sinha. 9. Greek and Indian Mind on the nature of universe through some linguistic observations/A.L. Katonis. 10. The interaction of the past and the racism of the present, East via the Greeks/Tarek M. Radwan. 11. Menander’s concern for Buddhism: an observation/Renu Shukla. 12. Hellenistic influence in the representation of life story of Buddha in Gandhara Art/Vinay Kumar. 13. The Mughal Sikander, influence of the Romance of Alexander on Mughal Manuscript Painting/Dipanwita Donde. 14. A Study of Indo-Greek Coins at Jhajjar Museum/Priya Saxena. 15. Book 4 of the Mahabharata: Some Methodological Reflections on the Use of Greco-Roman Sources/Fernando Wulff Alonso. 16. Centuries of Renaissance and Reason: Light from Greece and India in France/Sushant Kumar Mishra. 17. Althusserian (1918-1990) Critique of the Platonic Notion of Philosophy/Baviskar Sharad Pralhad. 18. Assertion of Thymosin Anouilh’s Antigone/Sanjay Kumar. Index.  

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Title Dialogue of Civilizations: India And Greece
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.08.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173056239
length xii+284p., 17cm x 25cm.