Heinrich Robert Zimmer (6 December – 20 March ) was a German Indologist and historian of South Asian art, most known for his works, Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization and Philosophies of India. Dr. Heinrich Zimmer’s posthumous chapters for a projected volume on the philosophies of India were found in various stages of cotnpletion. “Those on the. The description for this book, Philosophies of India, will be forthcoming. Philosophies of India Heinrich Robert Zimmer Edited by Joseph Campbell. Editions.

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He was born in GreifswaldGermany. Jan 13, Sanjay Vyas rated it really liked it. Contact Contact Us Help. The seven ways are 1 saman, conciliation or negotiation; 2 danda, attack, assault; 3 dana, with presents; 4 bheda, divide and confuse; 5 maya, trick, deceive; 6 upeksa, pretending not to notice; and philosophiex indrajala, trickery in war, such as using a Trojan horse.

What Zimmer has achieved here is something beyond the usual presentation of the ideas and tenets of the Indian philosophies. He died in while teaching at Columbia University.


Wendy Doniger picks up the question of Zimmer’s intellectual legacy, especially in the light of Campbell’s editorial work on his English publications.

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He emigrated to England where between he taught at Balliol College, Oxford. These works have inspired several generations of students of Indian religion and culture. References to this book Ethnocentrism: Nikolai Dandi rated it really liked it Dec 24, Learn about all philosopies that India have only in one book!

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Nathan Bussiere rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Heinrich and Henry R.

Philosophies of India

Zimmer stood alone, forming a class by himself, not only for the wide range of subjects he was proficient in, but also for his unique genius of interpretation.

Zimmer explains why this is so on pages His first, full-length title, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, was published to acclaim and brought him numerous awards and honors, among them the National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Contributions to Creative Literature.

Visions and Visualizations Mary F. And by the same token: In the final analysis, the Indian mind sees reality as paradox. The six systems Appendix B: Then, inhe moved to Woodstock NY, where he spent a year reading and writing.


Analogy is a frequent device. After travelling for some time, seeing the world, he was offered a teaching position at the Canterbury School. Heinrich Zimmer is best known in the English-speaking world for the four posthumous books edited by Joseph Campbell and published in the Bollingen Series: Lists with This Book.

Monk rated it it was amazing Nov 16, Zimmer is credited by many for the popularizing of South Asian art in the West, as he was the first to identify the radical difference between Western classical and Indian art. About Heinrich Robert Zimmer. Archived from the original on Be the first to ask a question about Philosophies of India.

Unlike Western philosophy, Indian philosophy is intricately interwoven with religious ideas and practices. Princeton University Press- Philosophy – pages.