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    Exploring the Yogasutra: Philosophy and Translation.Daniel Raveh - 2011 - Continuum.
    Philosophical exploration of the Yogasutra, looking at themes of freedom, self-identity, time and transcendence, and translation - between languages, cultures and eras.
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    Music as Thinking/Thinking as Music: A Dialogue with Mukund Lath.Daniel Raveh - 2022 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 26 (2):135-154.
    This article offers a dialogue with Mukund Lath. It is comprised of three parts: Part One introduces Lath’s body of work. The second and third parts are a jugalbandī, a duet or dialogue with Lath through his essays “Identity Through Necessary Change” and “Thoughts on Svara and Rasa: Music as Thinking/thinking as Music”. In the first essay, Lath discusses the question of identity and self, suggesting through classical Indian music, rāga music, that it is change and plurality, not continuity despite (...)
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    A Short Improvisation on Milan Kundera’s Slowness.Daniel Raveh - 2016 - Culture and Dialogue 4 (2):283-300.
    Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya’s improvisations, or rather his interpretation as improvisation, inspires my own improvisation on Milan Kundera’s 1996 novel Slowness. Not only do I attempt to improvise, or to “interfere creatively” in Kundera’s work, but moreover, I argue that this is exactly how he himself works in Slowness with Vivant Denon’s 1777 novella No Tomorrow. Reading Kundera, as I do here, with and through Indian theory, from the 7th or 8th century poet Rājaśekhara to contemporary thinkers such as Bhattacharyya, Daya Krishna, (...)
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    Knowledge as a Way of Living: In Dialogue with Daya Krishna.Daniel Raveh - 2008 - Philosophy East and West 58 (4):pp. 431-437.
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    Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna.Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield & Daniel Raveh (eds.) - 2011 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Daya Krishna was easily the most creative and original Indian philosopher of the second half of the 20th century. His thought and philosophical energy dominated academic Indian philosophy and determined the nature of the engagement of Indian philosophy with Western philosophy during that period. He passed away recently, leaving behind an enormous corpus of published work on a wide range of philosophical topics, as well as a great deal of incomplete, nearly-complete and complete-but-as-yet-unpublished work. Daya Krishna's thought and publications address (...)
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    Sutras, Stories and Yoga Philosophy: Narrative and Transfiguration.Daniel Raveh - 2016 - Routledge.
    This book presents a close reading of four Indian narratives from different time periods : Ekalavya's story from the MahÄ bhÄ rata, the story of PrajÄ pati, Indra and Virochana from the ChÄ ndogya Upanisad, the story of Åsankara in the King's body from the Åsankaradigvijaya, and A.R. Murugadoss's Hindi film Ghajini, respectively. These stories are thematically juxtaposed with PÄ tañjala-yoga, namely Patañjali's YogasÅ«traand its vast commentarial body. The sÅ«tras reveal hidden philosophical layers. The stories, on the other hand, contribute (...)
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  7. Translating Across Cultures.Daniel Raveh - 2013 - Culture and Dialogue 1 (1):91-105.
    The paper offers a philosophical reflection upon the film Ghajini which was directed by Ajith Rahul Murugadoss in 2008. The film is an Indian remake/translation/transcreation of Christopher Nolan’s Memento. Through Ghajini, I attempt to explore the reversible migration between spaces such as forgetfulness and memory, moment and sequence, inwardness and externality. The paper creates an intercultural dialogue about self-identity and the materials of which it is made, a theme touched upon and developed in both movies, Ghajini and Memento, each in (...)
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  8. What Is Nonviolence? A Dialogue with Ramchandra Gandhi, Saadat Hasan Manto, and Mahasweta Devi.Daniel Raveh - 2022 - Culture and Dialogue 10 (1):5-21.
    This paper is an attempt to make sense of the notion and ideal of nonviolence in these ultra-violent days. The paper is a dialogue with three “specialists” of violence, who nevertheless aspire to a different, brighter horizon: Ramchandra Gandhi, Saadat Hasan Manto and Mahasweta Devi. R. Gandhi is one of the most intriguing voices of twentieth-century Indian philosophy. Manto and Mahasweta are writers, the former known for his short partition stories in Urdu; the latter for her gut-wrenching literature in Bengali. (...)
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    Ayam Aham Asmīti: Self-Consciousness and Identity in the Eighth Chapter of the Chāndogya Upanişad Vs. Śankara’s Bhāşya. [REVIEW]Daniel Raveh - 2008 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 36 (2):319-333.
    The article offers a close reading of the famous upanişadic story of Indra, Virocana and Prajāpati from the eighth chapter of the Chāndogya-Upanişad versus Śankara’s bhāşya, with special reference to the notions of suşupti and turīya. That Śankara is not always loyal to the Upanişadic texts is a well-known fact. That the Upanişads are (too) often read through Śan-kara’s Advaitic eyes is also known. The following lines will not merely illustrate the gap between text and commentary but will also reveal (...)
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    Silence or Silencing? Revisiting the Gārgī-Yājñavalkya Debate in Chapter 3 of the Bṛhadāraṇyaka-Upaniṣad.Daniel Raveh - 2018 - Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 35 (1):159-174.
    The presence of women in the philosophical scene of classical India is sporadic. The present paper focuses on an Upaniṣadic story highlighting the contribution of such a rare woman, namely the debate between Gārgī and Yājñavalkya at King Janaka’s court in chapter 3 of the Bṛhadāraṇyaka-Upaniṣad. I offer a close reading of the debate, drawing on Śaṅkara’s commentary, with the intention of spotlighting Gārgī’s voice, a single female voice in an all-male arena. My analysis is supplemented with a quick visit (...)
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    Thinking Dialogically About Dialogue with Martin Buber and Daya Krishna Daniel Raveh.Daniel Raveh - 2015 - In . pp. 8-32.
    The first half of the paper consists of a philosophical reflection upon a historical exchange. I discuss Buber’s famous letter, and another letter by J. L. Magnes, to Mahatma Gandhi, both challenging the universality of the principle of ahiṃsā. I also touch on Buber’s interest and acquaintance with Indian philosophy, as an instance of dialogue de-facto across cultures. Gandhi never answered these letters, but his grandson and philosopher extraordinaire Ramchandra Gandhi ›answers‹ Buber, not on the letter but about the ideal (...)
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    On Suffering.Daniel Raveh - 2021 - Journal of World Philosophies 6 (1):186-199.
    This paper is a tribute to Rajendra Swaroop Bhatnagar. Bhatnagar Saab was a philosopher of the here and now, of the worldly, of the social, who did not hesitate to look into violence, poverty, pain, and suffering. He was an activist through his writings, and worked to establish social awareness. Metaphysics and the spiritual, considered by many as a central leitmotif of Indian philosophy, he saw as secondary or even marginal. The first part of the paper surveys and contextualizes Bhatnagar (...)
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    Ben-Ami Scharfstein: A Philosophical Farewell.Daniel Raveh - 2020 - Journal of World Philosophies 5 (2):211-220.
    This essay highlights Ben-Ami Scharfstein’s major philosophical projects: first, philosophizing that includes nonwestern philosophies, especially Chinese and Indian, and that creates a dialogue between philosophers and philosophical traditions without prioritizing any of them, and without taking western philosophy as the point of departure. Second, a similar, inclusive move in the field of art, art without borders if you wish. Here the inclusivity applies not just to east and west, north and south, but even to animal-made art. Just as he wrote (...)
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    Philosophical Miscellanea: Excerpts From an Ongoing Dialogue with Daya Krishna.Daniel Raveh - 2013 - Philosophy East and West 63 (4):491-512.
    Conversation, dialogue, debate, and discussion are everywhere, not just in knowledge but in all that man does or seeks, as in these man finds and feels and discovers what being human is.Questions give birth only to other questions.I would like to open with short pieces from two letters written by Daya Krishna (henceforth DK) to his friend, writer-poet-thinker Rameshchandra Shah,3 sometime in 2006. They reveal the entwinement of the personal and the philosophical in DK’s thought and illuminate his modes of (...)
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    That in the Martyā Which is Amṛta: A Dialog with Ramchandra Gandhi.Daniel Raveh - 2018 - Sophia 57 (3):389-404.
    This philosophical meditation, which deals with death as question, presence, and even teacher, begins with Ramchandra Gandhi’s penetrating essay ‘On Meriting Death.’ What does it mean ‘to merit’ death? To provide an answer, I travel through RCG’s corpus, in dialog with contemporary theorists such as Sri Aurobindo, Daya Krishna, and Mukund Lath. RCG implies that the question about ‘meriting’ death, and life, is not and cannot be ‘personal’ or ‘isolated’. For X to die, is for his close and distant samāj (...)
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    Rethinking Pātañjala Yoga Through the Concepts of Abhyāsa and Vairāgya.Daniel Raveh - 2015 - Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 32 (3):319-333.
    This paper offers a close reading of Patañjali’s Yogasūtra through the concepts of abhyāsa and vairāgya, “repetitive practice” and “dispassion,” drawing on Patañjali’s classical commentators and on Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya’s “Studies in Yoga Philosophy,” an forgotten chapter of his corpus. I open with a critical examination of Patañjali’s citta-vṛtti scheme, his attempt of “mapping” the contents of consciousness. Thereafter, I discuss the “procedure of yoga,” based on the mutual operation of abhyāsa and vairāgya for the sake of nirodha, cessation of the (...)
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