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VOL. 4

THE NATURE OF MATTER

Edited  by JAYANT V. NARLIKAR

1995, xiv+228pp., index, ISBN: 81-246-0040-6, Rs 600

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Contents

  1. Bhutas : Some Reflections on Modern Scientific Concepts and Traditional Indian Thoughts (Jayant V. Narlikar)  

  2. Quantum Theory, Elementary Particles : Limits to Divisibility (N. Mukunda )  

  3. Evolution of Living Matter (S.R.N. Murthy)  

  4. Nature and Function of Matter (E.C.G. Sudarshan)  

  5. Scientific Philosophy : With Reference to Buddhist Thought (Raja Ramanna)  

  6. Matter is Consciousness (S.C. Malik)  

  7. Matter and Magic (C.V. Vishveshwara)  

  8. Forms of Life in the World of Matter : Reflections on Tribal Cosmology (Baidyanath Saraswati)  

  9. The Panca Mahabhutas (P.G. Lalye)  

  10. Samkhya Theory of Matter (M.P. Rege)  

  11. Transmutation: Ancient Indian Concepts and Practices (B.V. Subbarayappa)  

  12. Bhutas : Some Inter-related Themes of Indian Cosmology (P.K. Mukhopadhyay)  

  13. Indian Cosmology: Reflections in Religion and Metaphysics (A.K. Chakravarty)  

  14. Creation of the Universe and Evolution of Life ( Arshad Hussain)

  15. Concept of Matter in Unani Medicine (Hakeem Altaf Ahmad Azmi)  

  16. Ancient and Mediaeval Biology : Looking Through the Magnifying Glass of the Modern (Pushpa M. Bhargava; Chandana Chakrabarti)  

  17. In Pursuit of Reality : Oriental Mysticism and Modern Science (N.C. Rana)  

 

The fourth volume in the series offers a much-needed critical appraisal of modem scientific concepts with reference to traditional thoughts. It contains invaluable discussion of quantum theory and elementary particles, evolution of living matter, nature and function of matter, scientific philosophy and Buddhist thought, Sarilkhya theory of matter, ancient and medieval biology, mysticism and modern science, traditional cosmology, matter and medicine, matter and consciousness, etc. The dialogue created between the method of science and the method of speculation is invigorating.


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First Published in India in 1995

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi

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