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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Funded by a Cambridge Humanities Research Grant, this project investigates the late history (1750-1900) of Advaita Vedānta, a long-lived and influential tradition of Sanskrit philosophical theology whose development has continued up to this day in India. It focuses on reconstructing the scholarly networks sustaining the late production and circulation of key works of this period, identify its key figures, centres of learning, and topics of speculation and debate. The project also includes the reworking and expansion of approximately 60 entries of Sanskrit manuscripts in the Cambridge Digital Library, and a preliminary survey of Vedānta manuscripts kept at the British Library and Bodleian Library.