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interest survey for book purchase

From: Krishna Kalale (krishna_at_nynexst.com)
Date: Thu Oct 12 1995 - 11:14:16 PDT

I talked recently to SMS chari. He told me that the publisher Motilal
banarsidas was not re-printing his two books:

Advaita and visistadvaita - based on satadushani of vedanta desika
fundamentals of visistadvaita - based on tattva mukta kalapa of vedanta desika

since, there was no gaurantee that atleast 100 copies of these books could be
sold.  Motilal banarsidas is basically saying if any organization is willing to
give a letter of agreement that, it could buy 100 copies of these books then
the books will be re-printed.  these books are currently out of print.

to put it briefly, both these books are master pieces of vedanta desika, 
hitherto not available in english.  as far as I know there are no other
books in english which go into the depth at which SMS chari deals with, in
these books. 

as most of you know, satadushani, is almost the most complete list of
arguments against advaita from visistadvaita point of view. but for 
SMS chari's books I could not have studied this text in sanskrit since the
arguments are too terse to be picked up from sanskrit books.

the tattva mukta kalapa is the most erudite presentation of visitadvaita
in a systematic manner. there are no other english books which deals with
this at present.

I would like to know who will be interested to buy this book - I am requesting
Sri Ranganatha seva samithi to give the letter of intent to motilal banarsidas.

I would like to present the interest level also by taking a survey vote from
this group. I may cross post this on other vaishnava groups.
the cost of the books will be roughly :

advaita and visistadvaita :  7$     
fundamentals of visistadvaita: 11$
POSTAGE :  6$ WITHIN US

total :  roughly $24  
   

PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO MY ACCOUNT OR REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
TO BUY THESE BOOKS. DONT POST TO PRAPATTI OR BHAKTI.  I WILL COLLECT THE
MONEY AND MAIL YOU THOSE BOOKS AFTER THEY ARRIVE ie. after about 3-4 months