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Review & reception of journal - 'Indian Culture' by Dr S. Srikanta Sastri (July 1934)



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Published in 'The Quarterly Journal of The Kannada Literary Academy, Bangalore' - July 1934


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Review of Journal - 'Indian Culture' (July 1934) by Dr S. Srikanta Sastri

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Dr R. G. Bhandarkar


(Dr D. R. Bhandarkar's Father)

Review of 'Indian Culture'



Dr S. Srikanta Sastri


                      Review of 'Indian Culture'

       (Journal of the "The Indian Research Institute", Calcutta)



                                          S. Srikanta Sastri

          (Published in The Quarterly Journal of the Kannada Literary Academy, July 1934)



We welcome this new quarterly published under the distinguished editorship of Drs. D. R. Bhandarkar, B. M. Barua and B. C. Law. In the Foreword, Sir Dêvaprasada Sarvãdhikari suggests the need “to focus suggestions, criticisms and ideas” and visualises a “Culture neither narrow nor lop-sided but is broad-based, universal, and all-pervading.” This number contains Sir Brajêndranath Seal’s ideas on the coming World-Order and the problem of War. Prof. Bhandarkar, in his “Notes on Ancient History of India,” suggests that Vitihõtra-Tãlajanghas murdered Kumàrasëna, the younger son of Punika who destroyed the Vitihôtras and placed his other son Pradyõta on the throne, and that Käkavarna had defeated the Achemenians by 393-365 B.C. Dr. R. C. Majumdar describes the old and middle Javanese literature which included several versions of Purãnic stories not found in extant Samskrt works. Dr. Fàbri summarises briefly “the latest attempts to read the Indus script” but omits the references to certain publications that have appeared in the Indian journals. In this connection, the note of Dr. P. Mitra on the three-fold divisions of knowledge, the practice of intoning the scriptures and other Védic traits observed among the Maoris, is interesting as probably throwing some light on the Easter Island script and its relation to the Indus signs.


Dr. Keith rejects the sixth century B.C. date assigned by Olmstead and Lehmann - Haupt to Zoroaster and concludes that “the date of Zoroaster lies well before the sixth century B.C.” Dr. Dasgupta supports Šamkara’s contention that the Sãmkhya is avaidik and it bloomed forth in a different field altogether.

Review of 'Indian Culture' (Journal of The Indian Research Institute, Calcutta), July 1934 by Dr S. Srikanta Sastri Participants of the First Kannada Sahitya Parishat (1915) R. G. Bhandarkar (Dr D. R. Bhandarkar's Father)