A Renaissance Man in Memory: Appayya Dīkṣita Through the Ages

@article{Bronner2016ARM,
  title={A Renaissance Man in Memory: Appayya Dīkṣita Through the Ages},
  author={Yigal Bronner},
  journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
  year={2016},
  volume={44},
  pages={11-39}
}
  • Yigal Bronner
  • Published 1 March 2016
  • History, Art
  • Journal of Indian Philosophy
This essay is a first attempt to trace the evolution of biographical accounts of Appayya Dīkṣita from the sixteenth century onward, with special attention to their continuities and changes. It explores what these rich materials teach us about Appayya Dīkṣita and his times, and what lessons they offer about the changing historical sensibilities in South India during the transition to the colonial and postcolonial eras. I tentatively identify two important junctures in the development of these… 
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