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5.0 out of 5 stars A dictionary for the more advanced student, February 27, 2010
This review is from: A Dictionary of Advaita Vedanta (Hardcover)
A Dictionary of Advaita Vedanta. Compiled by Nirod Baran Chakraborty. Kolkata: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, 2008 (2003). Hardback, 256 pages. ISBN 8187332190.

A dictionary of Advaita Vedanta which provides full and well-written explanations of technical terms, authors and their publications, and covers the period from the 7th-8th century A.D. to the 16th century A.D.

The author states that he has tried to compile a dictionary that is "free from the defect of over coverage." What this means is that a newcomer to the subject who wants to look up common terms such as citta, guna, manas, indriya, samsara, vasana, vairagya, etc., will not find them here.

Better suited to the needs of the beginning student would be Swami Harshananda's Dictionary of Advaita Vedanta, an excellent booklet of just 100 pages which gives brief and clear definitions of the basic terminology, or, perhaps, John A. Grimes A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy: Sanskrit Terms Defined in English.
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A Dictionary of Advaita Vedanta
A Dictionary of Advaita Vedanta by Baran Chakravarty Nirod (Hardcover - March 1, 2003)
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