There are a number of controversies in accepting samavaya as a relation. There different streams of thoughts coming from different schools are prominent. On the one side stands the extreme realist amongst whom the Naiyayika is the chief who holds clearly an objective view of the relation in general and the relation of Inherence in particular. On the other side we have the idealists the Buddhists followed by the Vedantins who hold a subjective view of the relation of Inherence. Still there is a third group which stands in the middle keeping the realists on the one side and the idealists on the other maintaining a relative view of Inherence.
Dr Bata Kishor Dalai is presently working as reader in centre of advance studies in sanskrit university of poona Pune.