Pratyabhijñā and Philology

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Raffaele Torella



A somewhat problematic book has recently been devoted to one of the most fascinating (and neglected) works of Kashmirian Śaiva Advaita: the Śivadṛṣṭi by Somānanda. This furnishes the occasion for broader reflection on the role of philology in dealing with the complex texts of the Pratyabhijñā tradition (or perhaps in dealing with any philosophical-religious Sanskrit text).

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