Asst. Prof. Karthik Sharma Speaks at a Prestigious National Seminar

A National Seminar on the text Atmakhyati was organised by the School of Languages of Gujarat University in collaboration with Darshan Pathasahla from 19-21 October in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 

Atmakhyati is a text belonging to the Jain school of Philosophy written in the 17th century in the Navya-Nyāya style. It is written by Yashovijaya, a seventeenth-century Jain philosopher-monk, who was a notable Indian philosopher and logician. He was a thinker, prolific writer and commentator who had a strong and lasting influence on Jainism. In this text, he refutes numerous concepts of Nyaya Shastra and Advaita Vedanta. A new publication of the book was released during the inaugural function of the seminar. 

12 reputed scholars from across India were invited to present their papers at this seminar. Some of the reputed scholars were from institutions like BHU, Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Varanasi, Kanchipuram Chandrasekhara University etc. Shri. Karthik Sharma K. (Assistant Professor, School of Vedic Knowledge Systems), was invited to present a paper on the topic वेदान्तमतनिरासः (Refutation of Vedanta discipline) according to the analysis done in the text titled ‘Atmakhyati’

Shri. Sharma gave a critical review of the book and made possible justifications and countered the arguments put forth against the Advaita Vedanta school of thought in the book.

It is indeed a matter of pride for CVV to have Mr. Sharma represent it at such a prestigious event having learned scholars from across the country.