Philosophy East and West
Daya Krishna was the public face of Indian philosophy in the first half-century after Indian independence. Nobody on the Indian scene in that period came close to him in influence or in contribution to the profession. Nobody else in the world thought as hard or as fruitfully about the relation of Indian philosophy to that of the rest of the world, and nobody else dared to think as creatively and even as heretically about the history of Indian philosophy itself. This special issue of Philosophy East and West commemorates G. C. Pande and Daya Krishna as philosophers. But we would be remiss if we were not to acknowledge that Pande was also an elegant poet, both in Hindi and in Sanskrit. In this article, the authors have continue the dialogue that Krishna and G. C. Pande initiated between the argumentative and the spiritual, the skeptical-individualistic and the traditional-communitarian styles of thinking, self-critical and culture-sensitive on all the practical and theoretical problems that haunt human rationalities and relationships.
Philosophy, Philosophers, Traditions, Leadership, Mysticism
©2013 Jay Garfield and Arindam Chakrabarti
Garfield, Jay L. and Chakrabarti, Arindam, "Remembering Daya Krishna and G. C. Pande: Two Giants of Post-Independence Indian Philosophy" (2013). Philosophy: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.