Advaita Vedanti Mandan Mishra and his masterpiece work Brahmasiddhi
Organized by Centre of Indian Languages, JNU, New Delhi 110067
Sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi
The memories of the great Mandan Mishra (615-695 AD) can be witnessed in each and every aspects of cultural life of Mithila. But unfortunately, fable is the only source through which most of the people know him even today. His creative contribution has been as yet unconsidered under the fog of prevailling rumors. In fact, his whole works were written in Sanskrit but got published during 1907-1984 AD. Due to this, a wide range of the readership from Mithila as well as other parts of the world remained deprived from their works. Citizens still could not come close to the real story. After the gap of thirteen hundred years of his quietus from the world, his glory has not reached to the masses. Surprisingly, all the websites describes about him, either in relation to Shankaracharya or as the past of Sureshwaracharya.
His six famous books are—Brahmsiddhi (1984), Bhaavanaviveka (1922), Mimansanukrmnika (1930), Vibhramviveka (1932), Vidhiviveka (1907), Sfotsiddhi (1931). The editor, of his most legendary and pioneering work Brahmsiddhi, Kuppuswami has precisely marked the period of Mandan Mishra from 615-695 AD, and the period of Shankaracharya from 632-664 AD. Obviously, both were contemporaries with a little gap of the age.
Mandan Mishra was the follower of Pravritti-Marg where as Shankaracharya the follower of Nivritti-Marg. To explain in brief, the method of Nivritti-Marg is Samnyasashram, and the method of Pravritti-Marg is Grihasthashram. However, Mandan Mishra, the erudite scholar of Mithila-Shakha of Advaita Vedanta, never refuted the Samnyasashram of Shankaracharya, but he contradicted its inevitability. Well, Brahmchintan is not the main concern of citizens nowadays. Actually, the thought-process will decide the sustainability of any idea, whether it will be contemporary or eternal; the subject matter will not be sufficient. Evidently through the debate, deliberation and Hindi translation of Brahmsiddhi will explore the new facts towards this flank and modern interpretation of Mandan Mishra’s endeavor will begin.
This National Workshop on the topic of Advaita Vedantee Mandan Mishra and his masterpiece work Brahmsiddhi (March 18-24, 2017) organized by the Centre of Indian Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, with the grant of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.
Interested participants may ensure their participation for the workshop sending their thoughtful introductory excerpts containing 300 words on the topic on workshop mail ID email@example.com latest by March 10, 2017. Excerpts should be either in Hindi Unicode or in English. Participation approval will be notified to the person concerned through mail by March 15, 2017. Formal registration will be made on March 18, 2017 at Workshop venue.
Date of Event : March 18-24, 2017.
Last date for sending excerpts : March 10, 2017.
Confirmation for Participation : March 15, 2017.
Venue : Auditorium, School of Art & Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi 110067
Language Medium : Hindi/English
Coordinator : Deo Shankar Navin,
Professor, Centre of Indian Languages, JNU, New Delhi