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Bharathiar on the Indian Education System In Ring out the Old, Ring in the New (போகின்ற பாரதமும்-வருகின்ற பாரதமும்)[1], Bharathi says that one must learn his native language before venturing into other languages; he asks people to live by those books that speak the truth. He says, “Praise the books that speak

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From what I’ve heard, Sri Vasudeva Sastri hailed from Doddaballapura. His Highness the Maharaja of Mysore bestowed upon him the title of “Vidyanidhi” (literally: Treasure of Knowledge). Perhaps he was the first in a line of scholars to receive the “Vidyanidhi” honorific. He also earned renown as “Jaganmithya” Vasudeva Sastri.

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There are many anecdotes associated with the life and works of Veṅkaṭanātha, a poet and tārkika (logician), popularly known as Vedānta-deśika. Some of them, though fabricated, are good entertainers. Among these is the debate between Vedānta-deśika and Ḍiṇḍima-bhaṭṭa, which is in the form of verses displaying their intellectual valour. Historically

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Verbs alone are the lifeline of language; this is the opinion of Indian grammarians. But for our logicians (i.e. the proponents of the Nyāya [epistemology] and Vaiśeṣika [ontology] schools of philosophy), the subject indicated by the nominative case (prathamā vibhakti) alone is the lifeline of a language – i.e. the

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ऐश्वर्य-मद-मत्तोऽसि मामवज्ञाय वेत्स्यसे । उपस्थितेषु बौद्धेषु मदधीना तव स्थितिः ॥ In Sanskrit, a huge corpus of literature is dedicated to shastra. No branch of knowledge that has interested the human mind has been deprived of expression in it. The uniqueness of Indian knowledge systems is that they invariably evolve into a

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