Ramachandra Dattatrya Ranade
|Ramchandra Dattatrya Ranade|
Jamakhandi, Bijapur District, Karnataka, India
Nimbal, near Solapur, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Teaching, Retired as Head of Department of Philosophy, Allahabad University; Vice-Chanellor, Allahabad University.|
|Known for||His work on Upanishads – A constructive survey of Upanishadic philosophy|
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Ramachandra Dattatrya Ranade (1886-1957) was a scholar-philosopher-saint of Maharashtra. He was born on 3 July 1886 in a small village, Jamakhandi, in Bijapur District of Karnataka. After completing his schooling he studied at Deccan College, Pune. In the year 1914 he passed M.A. with full honours and for a very brief period joined the teaching staff of Fergusson College, Pune. He taught at Willindon College, Sangli, on a regular basis before being invited to join Allahabad University as Head of Department of Philosophy where he rose to be the Vice-Chancellor. After retirement in 1946 he lived in an ashrama in a small village, Nimbal, near Solapur where he died on 6 June 1957. He was a good orator who was also a good writer. His monumental work that made him famous is - A constructive survey of Upanishadic philosophy, that was published by Oriental Books Agency, Pune, in 1926 under the patronage of Sir Parashuramarao Bhausaheb, Raja of Jamkhandi. He also wrote - Pathways to God - in Hindi and Marathi. As an eminent scholar of the Upanishads who had specialised in Greek philosophy Ranade emphasised the centrality of the psychological approach as opposed to the theological approach for the proper understanding of the Ultimate Reality.
- R.D.Ranade. A Constructive Survey of upanishadic philosophy.
- Jashan P. Vaswani. Sketches of Saints Known and Unknown. New Delhi: Sterling Paperbacks (P) Ltd. p. 197 to 202.
- Harold G. Coward. Modern Indian Responses to religious pluralism. Suny Press. p. 181.
- Nalini Bhushan Jay L. Garfield. Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence. Oxford University Press. p. 245.
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