was made by Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya. The publication of his pioneering work Lokayata: A Study in Ancient Indian Materialism. () with its scholarly. Results 1 – 16 of 17 Taranatha’s History of Buddhism in India. 1 December by Alaka Chattopadhaya and Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya. Cārvāka/Lokāyata: An Anthology of Source Materials and Some Recent Studies. Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya & Mrinalkanti Gangopadhyaya (eds.) –

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Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya – – Aakar Books. Irreligiosity of Early Vedism [1].

This article has no associated abstract. It is unmistakably a chapter in the ‘warfare of science with religion’ Subuddhi Charan Chattpoadhyaya ed.

Chattopadhyaya also tries to show in the book, how societal divisions, chartopadhyaya the caste system, which was enforced by the law-givers chattopahdyaya their justificatory idealist ideologies, formed obstructions in the way of scientific development in India.

He died in Calcutta on 8 May Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya obtained his academic training in philosophy in Calcutta, West Bengal under eminent philosophers like Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan and S.

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It was probably his influence that initiated Debiprasad to two major passions in his life — Indian philosophy and politics; however, he quickly progressed towards radical streams in both fields, developing a lifelong commitment to Marxism and communist movement. This book is meant to be a “guide or introduction” to Lenin’s philosophical writings.


Reconstructing the Deweyan Buddha of India’s Dalits. His efforts to explain materialism and atheism in Indian philosophy in its antiquity, against the old fashioned conception that India was and is the land of dreamers and mystics, required “tremendous intellectual courage”, yet “Chattopadhyaya never flinched in the face of isolation in his own profession”.

He has written this book Lokayata: Varanasi Ramabrahmam – He discusses the materialist foundation of Vedic rituals, which he finds similar to the magical belief of controlling the natural forces through yajnasetc.

This book brings out a coherent historical account of atheism in India. It seeks “to lead the readers to the actual study of Lenin, providing them with some clarifications, annotations and summations that they may be useful only for the limited of a preliminary acquaintance with Lenin’s philosophical ideas”.

Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? RiepeReviewed Work: The book also endeavours to demonstrate how Indian philosophy was not any exception to the sharp conflicts between idealism and materialism, which are universally evident in the philosophical traditions of other regions.

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Dhruv Raina – – Social Epistemology 11 1: This entry has no external links. He is also known for work on history of science and scientific method in ancient Chattopadhyahaespecially his book Science and Society in Ancient India on the ancient physicians Charaka and Sushruta.


This book was written in the context of growing state authoritarianism during the Indian Emergency declared by Indira Gandhion the one hand, and the upsurge of rightist forces in the form of Jan SanghShiv Sena etc. Posthumous conferral — — — — — — — Gerald Larson debiprasar Chattopadhyaya’s writings on ancient Indian philosophies as the most interesting and sustained Marxist interpretation of Indian thought.

Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya

A ‘Broken People’ Defend Science: Lokayata Materialism Empiricism Atheism Marxism. For Carnegie Institution of Wash.

Chattoppadhyaya collaborated with some of the outstanding western scholars of the 20th century, like Joseph NeedhamGeorge ThomsonBongard Levin and Walter Ruben [6]. A Study in Ancient Indian Materialism and other texts, was one of the most significant contributions, states Rajendra Prasad.

Krishna – – Milinda Publications.

Plato’s Philosophy of Science. Debiprasad’s approach, in contrast to his teacher, Surendranath Dasgupta, is not simply ideological, conceptual and literary, as fine a work as Dasgupta has achieved, it is bound to the idealistic viewpoint even when he uses important chattkpadhyaya data.

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Raman – – Zygon 47 3: Studies in the Origin and Development of Greek Science. Materialism in Indian Thought.

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