Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS)

Sub-theme I

Survey of IKS Domains: A broad overview of disciplines included in the IKS and historical developments.


Sub-theme II

Sources of IKS knowledge, classification of IKS texts, differences between Smriti and Shruti literature, a survey of available primary texts, translated primary texts, secondary resource materials. Fourteen/eighteen vidyasthanas, tantra yukti.


Sub-theme III

Vocabulary of IKS: Introduction to anubandha chatushtaya, Pancha maha bhutas, pancha koshas, pancha pranas, etc, antahkarana chatushtaya, Introduction to the concepts of non-translatables (Ex. dharma, punya, aatma, karma, yagna, shakti, varna, jaati, moksha, loka, daana, itihaasa, puraana etc.) and importance of using the proper terminology. Terms such as praja, janata, loktantra, prajatantra, gana tantra, swarajya, surajya, rashtra, desh, etc.


Sub-theme IV

Methods in IKS: Introduction to the concept of building and testing hypothesis using the methods of tantrayukti. Introduction to pramanas and their validity, Concept of poorva paksha, uttara paksha, nigraha sthana

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