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Dr. Laxmesh V. Joshi

Education

    Ph.D.       Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

Topic: A Critical study of the Pratyaksha Priccheda of Bhasarvajnas Nyayabhushan (Nyaya Shashtra)

Thesis is written in English and published by the Gujarat University.

Prof. Anantlal Thakur, one of the Referees of the thesis has remarked in the report: I would recommend the degree of D.Litt. in this case if the rules of the University permit the same under the present circumstances.

This Ph.D. thesis was demanded for reference by some scholars of Germany and Austria; and the thesis has traveled both the countries before it went to the press.  

    Master of Arts (Sanskrit)   Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

First Rank in the University

Shuddhadvaita Vedanta Prize winner   

    Bachelor of Arts (Sanskrit)  Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India

    Mittle stufe Eins German Language Examination

Max Mueller Bhavan, Poona, India

Field of Special Interest

 

Veda, Vedanta Shashtra, Nyaya-Vaisheshika Shashtra and Navya Nyaya

 

 

Experience

    1994-1995  Head and Professor of Sanskrit  Gujarat University, India

    1987 1994    Reader in Sanskrit, Gujarat University, India

    1982 1987    Lecturer in Sanskrit, Gujarat University, India

    1970 1982    Lecturer in Sanskrit, C. U. Shah Arts College, India

    1966 1970    Lecturer in Sanskrit, Petlad College, India

    1962 1966    Lecturer in Sanskrit, N. A. Arts College, India

 

Manuscript Referred to

While preparing the Ph.D. thesis, Dr. Joshi minutely referred to the Nyayabhushana MS # 10717 Shri Hemachandacharya Jaina Jnanamandira PATAN (Gujarat). On the basis of the MS Dr. Joshi has suggested some appropriate readings of the Nyayabhushana in his thesis.

While guiding his Ph.D. students, Mr. Niranjan Patel, Prof. Joshi personally helped his student in the library in deciphering the Photostat of the Nyayabhushana (Anumana Prichchheda), L. D. Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad (Photostat # 34766).

Over and above, Dr. Joshi had in his Department of Sanskrit about 100 photocopies of the MSS obtained from L. D. Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad, and Oriental Institute, Vadodara. Dr. Joshi intended to bring out some of these manuscripts by inspiring his M.Phil and Ph.D. students to base their research on these MSS.

      

Publications

    Pratijnayaugandharayana ( Sanskrit Drama by Bhasa)

Joint Editing   Saraswati Pustaka Bhandara, Ahmedabad 1972     

    Raghuvansha Canto 14 (SanskritMahakavya by Kalidasa)

Joint Editing   Saraswati Pustaka Bhandara, Ahmedabad 1973

    Buddhacharita Canto 3 (SanskritMahakavya by Ashvaghosha)

Joint Editing   Saraswati Pustaka Bhandara, Ahmedabad 1973

    Malavikagnimitra (SanskritMahakavya by Kalidasa)

Joint Editing   Saraswati Pustaka Bhandara, Ahmedabad 1974

    Kumarasambhava Canto 5 (SanskritMahakavya by Kalidasa)

Joint Editing   Saraswati Pustaka Bhandara, Ahmedabad 1976

    Tarkasanigraha (A Prakarana work of Nyaya-Vaisheshika Shashtra)

Editing with Introduction, Text, Translation into Gujarati, Notes based on Sanskrit Commentaries, Parshva Prakashana Ahmedabad, 1985

    A Critical study of the Pratyaksha Priccheda of Bhasarvajnas Nyayabhushan (Ph.D. Thesis), Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 1986

    Smrutipadah (Brahmasutra Shankarabhashya)

Editing with Introduction, Text, Translation into Gujarati, Notes based on Sanskrit Commentaries Bhamati etc. Parshva Prakashana Ahmedabad, 1988

    Brahmasutra-Chatuhsutri (Shankarbhashya)

Editing with Introduction, Text, Translation into Gujarati, Notes based on Sanskrit Commentaries Bhamati etc. Parshva Prakashana Ahmedabad, 1989

    Tarkapadah (Brahmasutra Shankarbhashya)

Editing with Introduction, Text, Translation into Gujarati, Notes based on Sanskrit Commentaries Bhamati etc. Parshva Prakashana Ahmedabad, 1993

    Navyanyayapraveshah (A work introducing Navyanyaya system of Logic) (In Gujarati)

University Granthanirmana Board, Ahmedabad 1997

    Brahmasutra-Shankarbhashya with Translation in Gujarati, Sanskrit Text and Critical Notes Part 1 published by Parshva Publication, Ahmedabad 2001 (Pages 1007)

 

Articles Published

    Tarkanum Svarupa    Svadhyaya Oriental Institute, Vadodara 1979     

    Vedic accents and Peculiar Pronunciations in the Shuklayajurveda (Madhyandini Shakha) Svadhyaya Oriental Institute, Vadodara 1980

    Narutre of Emancipation According to Bhasarvajna

Svadhyaya Oriental Institute, Vadodara 1981

    Navya-Nyaya An Introductory Approach

Svadhyaya Oriental Institute, Vadodara 1982

    An Interpretation of Tatpurvakam Anumanam by Bhasarvajna

Sambodhi, L. D. Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad 1984

    A Review of Atharveda Granthatraya by Vishnudeva Pandit

Rtayana (A Felicitation Volume) Ahmedabad 1985

    Baudhda-pramanyanum Bhasarvajne Karelum Khandan, Sambodhi, L.D. Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad 1985

    (Mayat) Pratyayana adhere Anandamayano Artha Nirnaya Vanmaya Gujarat Sahitya Akadami Gandhinagar 1987

    Vedantani Manavashrushti Mahemdabad Ashram Smaranika 1986

    Dharmakirtina Maniprabhana Drushtantanum Bha-sarvajne Karelum Khandana, Svadhyaya Oriental Institute, Vadodara 1987

    Bhasarvajnas Fresh Approach to the sutra-definition of Anumana Lokaprajna 1987

    Nyayabhusana-mam Trividham Padanam Artha-ghatana

Svadhyaya Oriental Institute, Vadodara 1987

    Purusamedha Yajnaki Prakriya aura Rahasya

Swami Gangeshvarananda Felicitation volume Mumbai 1987

    Upadesha-sahashri A study Sammanasyam

Bruhat Gujarat Parishad Ahmedabad 1989

    Apprehension of vyapti According to Bhasarvajna

Samipya, B. J. Institute of Learning and Research, Ahmedabad 1989

    Bhasarvagnas definition of Anumana An observation

L. D. Institute of Indology, Ahmedabad 1990

    Yashovijayajina Nayarahasya Prakaranamam Nayprakaro ane Nayalaksana, Vanmaya, Gujarat Sahitya Akademi, Gandhinagar    1989

    Svarthanumana In The Pramanamimamasa Haima-Vanmaya-Vimarsha, Gujarat Sahitya Akademi, Gandhinagar 1990

    Pronunciation of R-vowel In The Vajasaneyin Pratishakhya, Vanmaya, Gujarat Sahitya Akademi, Gandhinagar 1990

    Nyaya criticism of Anekanta Paper read in the seminar on Jaina Philosophy and Epistemology, B. L. Institute of Indology Delhi The paper published in the Felicitation volume (Pandit N. R. Bhatt) Editors P.S. Filliozat, S. P. Narang, C. P. Bhatt, Motilal Banarasidas, Delhi 1994

    The concept of Dharma in The Vaishesika Darshana

Samipya, B. J. Institute, Ahmedabad 1992

    Khyatipanchaka in The Brahmasutra Shankarabhasya

Adi Shankaracharya (12th Century Commemoration volume) Government of Gujarat (Directorate of information) 1992

    Katyayana Pratishakhyamam Anusvara ane yama

Samamnaya Maharshi Veda Akademi, Ahmedabad 19993

    Hemachandracharyani Pramanamimamsamam Katha-svarupa

    Is the Knowledge of Atman a Cause of Bondage?

Dr. H. G. Shashtri Felicitation Volume, Editors Dr. P.C. Parikh, Published by committee 1994

 

Conferences and Seminars Attended

    All Annual Conferences of Gujarat State University and College Sanskrit Teachers Association (From 1975 to 1994)     

    All India Level Advanced Institute of Nyaya Darshana

Organized by Sanskrit Department, Sagar University 1982

    All India Oriental Conference (AIOC), Jaipur 1983

Pronunciation of R. Vowel in the Shukla Yajurveda Mandhyandini Shakha

    AIOC, Ahmedabad 1885

Fresh Approach to Sutra definition of Inference by Bhasarvajna

    Seminar on Navya-Nyaya, Varanasi 1985 (Saranatha)

    AIOC, Culcutta 1986

Apramanya of Anumana and Its Refutation by Bhasarvajna

    National Seminar on Tradition of Linguistics In Sanskrit Word and Meaning Bhasarvajna, Sagar University 1990

    Seminar on Syadvada, B. L. Institute, Delhi 1990

Refutation of Syadvada by Bhasarvajna

    8th International Social Philosophy Conference on Freedom, Dharma and Rights 1991

Paper: The Nature of Dharma in The Vaisheshika Darshana

    AIOC, Poona 1993

Paper: The Nature of Dik in Nyaya Vaisheshika Darshana

    Seminar on Katha and Akhyayika School of Languages, Gujarat University 1994

Paper: Vadibhasinhas Gadyachintamani

    Seminar on Kalidasa, Patan 1994

Paper: Vedic Tradition in Shakuntala

    Seminar on Sanskrit Shashtras, Vadodara 1994

Paper: Nyaya A System of Methodology in Logic

    Conference of Gujarat State University And College Sanskrit Teachers Association, Ambaji 1994

Paper: Concept of Abhava in Tattva Chintamani of Gangesha Upadhyaya

 

About Dr. Joshi

Dr. Joshi has guided M.Phil and Ph.D. students. Five M.Phil and Two Ph.D. have obtained their degrees under his guidance. At present Five students have been working for Ph.D. in Sanskrit under the guidance of Prof. Joshi.

Dr. Laxmesh Joshi is one of the present best Sanskrit Scholars in Gujarat State. He has taught Sanskrit to the Post Graduate Students for the last 30 years.

Dr. Joshi was the President of Sanskrit Adhyapaka Mandala in Gujarat for three years. 

   

Award

Brahmarshi Award Winner

(The Award was given by revered Rameshbhai Oza on October 25, 2001 at Sandipani Vidya-Niketan, Porbandar, Gujarat)