In this two-volume work of critically translating the Yogasutrabhasyavivarana (YSBHV) of Sankara, the Yogasutras of Patanjali, and the bhasya of Vyasa, all these three texts have been brought together for the first time. The question of the authorship of YSBHV has been a vexed one and has engaged the attention of scholars for a long time. In this work the authorship problem has been examined in great detail on the basis of both the internal and external evidences. The author has also drawn attention to some specific references to Vacaspati Misra in the body of the Vivarana. This, hopefully, should settle once and for all the authorship problem.
About the Author:
DR. T.S. RUKMANI is currently Professor and Chair of Hindu Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She is the author of ten books which also includes the Yogavarttika of Vijnanabhuksu, translated into English, 4 vols. (New Delhi, 1981-89). She has innumerable papers to her credit and publishes regularly in academic journals both in India and abroad.