The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Vedanta

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Ayon Maharaj
  • London: 
    Bloomsbury Academic
    , May
     492 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Anwesha Ray forthcoming.


This handbook brings together a distinguished team of scholars from philosophy, theology, and religious studies to provide the first in-depth discussion of Vedanta and the many different systems of thought that make up this tradition of Indian philosophy.

Emphasizing the historical development of Vedantic thought, it includes chapters on numerous classical Vedantic philosophies as well as the modern Vedantic views of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Aurobindo, and Romain Rolland. The volume offers careful hermeneutic analyses of how Vedantic texts have been interpreted, and it addresses key issues and debates in Vedanta, including religious diversity, the nature of God, and the possibility of embodied liberation. Venturing into cross-philosophical and cross-cultural territory, it also brings Vedanta into dialogue with Saiva Nondualism as well as contemporary Western analytic philosophy.

Highlighting current scholarly controversies and charting new paths of inquiry, this is an indispensable research guide for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of Vedanta and Indian philosophy.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Ayon Maharaj is assistant professor and head of philosophy at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute in West Bengal, India. He is also a monk of the Ramakrishna Order.


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