by Pathmarajah Nagalingam

Chapter 16

The Agamas, though they constitute an equally large body of ancient Sanskrit source material for a different concept of the same advaita philosophy of Vedanta, have not been studied by any Orientalist; indeed they have not been studied at all or studiedwas unknown in the south till the beginning of the twentieth century. It is too much to expect Western Orientalists first of all to known of the existence of two scripts for Sanskrit, and then to study two scripts for one language; their study was confined to the devanagari script which was in use over a much larger area of India and in the north when the Vedas were reduced to writing and that the new nagari script came into vogue when the Vedic language.



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