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A. Raghuramaraju

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198092230

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092230.001.0001

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Buddhism in Indian Philosophy

Buddhism in Indian Philosophy

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(p.102) 7 Buddhism in Indian Philosophy
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Philosophy and India
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A. Raghuramaraju

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092230.003.0007

This chapter shows how S. Radhakrishnan explains away the radical project of Buddha and Buddhism and portrays it as a part of Hinduism. While conceding that this denial of the difference between Hinduism and Buddhism may have been necessitated as a requirement of combating colonialism through presenting a common past, the chapter discusses the need to recognize these differences subsequently in the post-colonial scenario. In this context it discusses the works of B. R. Ambedkar and T. R. V. Murti.

Keywords:   Radhakrishnan, Buddhism, Hinduism, B. R. Ambedkar, T. R. V. Murti

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