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    Sutras, Stories and Yoga Philosophy: Narrative and Transfiguration.Daniel Raveh - 2016 - New York: 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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    Exploring the Yogasutra: philosophy and translation.Daniel Raveh - 2012 - New York: Continuum. Edited by Patañjali.
    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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    On Yoga and Yogācāra.Daniel Raveh - 2023 - Journal of World Philosophies 8 (1).
    _In his book_ The Yogasūtra of Patañjali: A New Introduction to the Buddhist Roots of the Yoga System_, Pradeep Gokhale reveals a new picture of the Yogasūtra. He shows us, verse after verse, Buddhist influences on this classical text, which is usually seen as rooted in the Sā__ṃ__khya tradition. Gokhale does not merely argue that Patañjali borrows from Buddhist sources; he substantiates his argument with numerous detailed examples, traveling back and forth between Patañjali and Buddhist thinkers such as Asa__ṅ__ga and (...)
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    Gandhi the Artist.Daniel Raveh - 2023 - International Journal of Hindu Studies 27 (3):351-360.
    Daya Krishna, one of the most original voices of contemporary Indian philosophy, writes that “Gandhi is as rare as…a Shakespeare or a Michelangelo” (1999). Mohandas K. Gandhi himself writes that “Jesus was, to my mind, a supreme artist” (1924). And Tridip Suhrud, Gandhian and Gandhi scholar, speaks of “Gandhi’s striving to lead the life of a ‘supreme artist’ ” (2018). The question raised in this article is this: If Gandhi was an artist, then what is his artwork? In reply, the (...)
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    Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna.Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield & Daniel Raveh (eds.) - 2011 - New York, US: 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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    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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    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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    Daya Krishna and twentieth-century Indian philosophy: a new way of thinking about art, freedom and knowledge.Daniel Raveh - 2020 - New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    Daya Krishna and Twentieth-Century Indian Philosophy introduces contemporary Indian philosophy as a unique philosophical genre through the writings of one its most significant exponents, Daya Krishna (1924-2007). It surveys Daya Krishna's main intellectual projects: rereading classical Indian sources anew, his famous Samvad Project, and his ardent attempt to formulate a social and political theory that can better fit India's needs and challenges. Conceived as a dialogue with Daya Krishna and contemporaries, including his interlocutors, Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya, Badrinath Shukla, Ramchandra Gandhi and (...)
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    D. P. Chattopadhyaya.Daniel Raveh - 2023 - Journal of World Philosophies 7 (2).
    The aim of this essay is to (re)introduce D. P. Chattopadhyaya (1931–2022, henceforth DPC), one of the key-players in the field of contemporary Indian philosophy, his main books, his community-building activities, and his unique life-story. A modern Rājar ṣ i, DPC was both a philosopher and a statesman who served both as a minister in the Indian government in the 1970s and as the governor of Rajasthan in the early 1990s. The Śvetāśvatara Upani ṣ ad narrates the famous story of (...)
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  10. KnowEthics : a philosophical play in three acts.Daniel Raveh - 2020 - In Murzban Jal & Jyoti Bawane (eds.), Theory and Praxis: Reflections on the Colonization of Knowledge. Routledge India.
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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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    No Place Like Home? A Dialogical Journey with Shlomo Biderman.Daniel Raveh - 2023 - Comparative Philosophy 14 (2).
    This paper aims to think or rethink the concept of home as the contemporary avatar of the age-old question of self-identity. In dialogue with Shlomo Biderman, a comparative philosopher without borders who feels at home both in Jewish and Indian sources, the author assembles a philosophical jigsaw-puzzle made of different materials from different thinking traditions in attempt to reveal a new picture of home (and self) compatible with the changing world of immigration, relocation, dislocation and displacement, a world of emigrants, (...)
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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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    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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    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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  16. Śaṅkaradigvijaya: A Narrative Interpretation of Śaṅkara's Advaita Vedānta.Daniel Raveh - 2020 - In Ayon Maharaj (ed.), The Bloomsbury research handbook of Vedānta. Bloomsbury Academic.
     
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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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    The Sceptic Pilgrim: Seeking Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Patterns In the Philosophy of Creativity.Daniel Raveh - 2011 - Culture and Dialogue 1 (1):45-90.
    This essay considers a potential linkage between skepsis and the engendering of creativity. It explores and contests the possibility of a dialogical evolution of an intercultural scepticism, in particular a mode of skepsis conceived as a viable, productive way of life. It reflects on the conditions that encourage the development of a sceptical sensibility with reference to Sextus Empiricus, and then depicts an intercultural unfolding of the “sceptic ego” via reference to encounters with traditions such as Daoism and Romanticism. The (...)
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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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    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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    The Making of Contemporary Indian Philosophy: Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya.Elise Coquereau-Saouma & Daniel Raveh (eds.) - 2023 - New York, NY: Routledge.
    This book engages in a dialogue with Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya (K.C. Bhattacharyya, KCB 1875-1949) and presents a vista of contemporary Indian philosophy. KCB is one of the founding fathers of contemporary Indian philosophy; a distinct genre of philosophy that draws both on classical Indian philosophical sources and on Western materials, old and new. His work offers both a new and different reading of classical Indian texts, and at the same time he is a unique commentator of Kant and Hegel. The book (...)
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    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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