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
On October 10–11, 2019, the International Academic Conference
Intellectual traditions of Ismailis and Sufis.
In Memory of W.A. Ivanow (1886–1970)
will be held at the IOM RAS.
The program of the conference is accessible.