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We used this book as reference text on a study group on Indian Philosophy. It's an excellent book to get a decent idea about various schools of Indian philosophies. Arguments of various Indian and western philosophers are invoked at various stages, to give a decent idea about the issues from multiple view points. Authors starts with a general overview in the first chapter (we think, ch1 & 2 should be kept in mind as reference all through) and then moves on to each of the major philosophical schools. As the title says, this is a survey and not a comprehensive account of any of the schools. There are some typos here and there, and some choices of words during translations seems confusing, but overall its a very good book to start with. We are happy with it. 

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Thanks to Chandradhar Sharma, now Dvaita school has a new prameya - "She (Lakshmi) is the power of God"! What is the meaning of this statement? "Power-of-the-Lord" according to Madhva is a (visesha) Guna of the Lord, that energizes all including Lakshmi. In other words this attribute of "Power of the Lord" is non-different from the Lord Himself as it is verily His own nature.
Ramanuja has as much influence on Madhva as Aristotle has on Ramanuja (wasnt Aristotle a philosopher too!). The only commonality being they both regard Vishnu as the parabrahman, should not blind one to the way the dvaita philosophy has been conceptualized by Madhva as fundamentally different from Ramanuja's on - how sarvottamatva of the Lord Vishnu according to Madhva is different from Ramanuja's conceptualization, how the epistemology is different, how the categorization of tattvas/reals are different, how the problem of evil is handled by both, how varnashrama, taratamya, jIva traividhya is handled, what is the status quo of women etc.
 

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