Though the existence of
Sripatipanditacharyas Bhashya on the Vedanta Sutras of Badarayana has been long
known, it has not so far been available in print. An incomplete Telugu edition was
published many years ago but this is the first time the whole text is offered in the
Devanagari script. The work is published in two volumes, the first being devoted to the
Introduction in English and the second to the Text, with A ppendices.
Volume 1 contains Preface, Table of Contents and Introduction. In
translating passages, clearness has been preferred to elegance. Philosophical terms have
been rendered on a uniform basis, all attempts at subtlety being avoided. Well known
philosophical terms have, however, been retained.
Volume 2 contains the Text of the Commentary of Sripatipanditacharya on
the Vedanta Sutras. The several Appendices included in it will, it is hoped, prove useful
to readers. Special attention may perhaps be invited to certain of these Appendices which
furnish a comparative idea of the division of the work into Adhikaranas and Sutras by
certain of the leading commentators on the Vedanta-Sutra.