FREEDOM, TRANSCENDENCE AND IDENTITY
ESSAY IN MEMORY OF KALIDAS BHATTACHARYYA
Edited by
PRADIP KUMAR SENGUPTA


Kalidas Bhattachayya (1911-198) belonged to that select band of Indian Philosophers who did not remain content  with the mere exposition of classical Indian thought systems. Grounded equally well in the intricacies of both in Western and Eastern philosophical systems, he refused to harp on the superiority or inferiority of either. According to him, the essential nature of Indian Philosophical quest lies in its concept of 'total man' which finds expression in 'the unity of spirit and matter', in the grand idea of 'freedom', which is the realisation of self-in-man through action.

This commemoration volume in honour of Professor Kalidas Bhattacharyya presents a selection of  papers from contributors whose accomplishments in the different areas of Indian philosophy are of a high order. Great ideas, classical and modern, are brought within the ambit of rational inquiry and examined with critical insight.

In presenting the volume to the reader, the Indian Council of Philosophical Research pays its tribute to the memory of one of the outstanding philosophers of our time.


Contributors

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