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Shomakhmadov S. [Review:] S.L. Burmistrov. Rukopisi shkoly Vedanta v sobraniiakh Instituta vostochnykh rukopisei RAN: annotirovannyi katalog [Manuscripts of Vedānta School in the collections of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of RAS: annotated catalogue]. Moscow: Nauka–Vostochnaia Literatura, 2018. — 479 pp. (Pis’mennye pamiatniki Vostoka. CLII) // Written Monuments of the Orient, 1(9) 2019. P. 99—102.


Sergey Burmistrov’s monograph “Manuscripts of the Vedānta School in the collections of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences: An Annotated Catalog” is the result of three years research conducted by S. Burmistrov in the IOM, RAS. The value and relevance of this work is undoubtful: for the first time in Russian Indology the description and systematization of the handwritten heritage of the Vedānta religious and philosophical tradition, stored in the Indian Fund of IOM, RAS and rightly considered one of the largest in the world, are carried out. Despite of the almost three hundred year history of Indology, the pioneers of which were H.T. Colebrooke (1765–1837), W. Jones (1746– 1794), F. Schlegel (1772–1829), Vedānta still remains out of sight of professional researchers. Therefore, this peer-reviewed work is the first and very important step on the way to systematic academic research of Vedānta in Russia...

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