Thursday, 24 February 2011

J.F. Pons, SJ

Pons wrote knowledgeably about the classical systems of Indian philosophy, concentrating upon Nyaya, Vedanta and Samkhya. He and his associates collected Sanskrit manuscripts and had them catalogued back in Europe. He sent his survey of classical Indian philosophy to France in 1740; he displayed a wide knowledge of Hindu literature. [Doyle (2006) 83.]



  • Raymond Schwab. The Oriental Renaissance: Europe's Rediscovery of India and the East, 1680-1880. New York: Columbia University Press, 1984. 147-148. 
  • P.S. Filliozat. "The French Institute of Indology in Pondicherry." Wiener Zeitschrift fur die Kunde Sud- und Ostasiens 28 (1984) 133. 

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