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Introduction To Indian Philosophy Understanding Bharatiya Darshana

Introduction To Indian Philosophy Understanding Bharatiya Darshana

Embark on this enlightening journey to explore the philosophical underpinnings of Indian civilization. Whether for personal enrichment or academic pursuit, this course offers a unique window into the world of Bharatiya Darshanas.

15 Hours
Date & Time

15 March 2024 - 30 March 2024

7:00 PM-9:30 PM IST

Every Friday and Saturday


Course Fee: ₹3500
Enrollment Manual
Medium of Instruction
One year from the end date of the course
Online through INDICA Courses Portal
Contact Details



Dive deep into the heart of Indian civilization with our comprehensive online course, “Exploring the Depths of Bharatiya Darshanas.” This enlightening journey uncovers the rich tapestry of Indian philosophical systems, offering insights into both Nastika and Astika schools that have shaped millennia of cultural and intellectual history. Whether you’re a beginner or have prior knowledge, this course is designed to cater to a diverse range of students.

Course Objectives

The key objective of this course is to make the learners conversant and confident about the progression of thought in the Bhartiya Civilization.

Course Outcomes

Learners will be able to equip themselves with the knowledge that will help them become clear about their own ethos and also a toolkit that will help present the Dharmic narrative, as elucidated by the greatest gurus and scholars of Dharma, on how they, as individuals, can shape and foster Dharma.

Course Syllabus

The course content will cover the following Darshanas:

Astika – Nyaya. Vaiseshika, Samkhya, Mimamsa, Yoga, Vedanta

Nastika – Ajnana, Ajivika, Charvaka, Buddha Dharma, Jain Dharma

The course will provide and eight-point overview of all the 11 Darshanas in the following format:

  • Overview
  • Mukhya/Upa Acharyas
  • One-line Summary
  • Source Literature
  • Core Principles
  • Key Conclusions
  • Text Snippets
  • Current Status

Note: Each session includes a brief Q&A. The course concludes with an extensive Q&A session for in-depth discussion.

Reading List

Our curated reading list includes seminal works from each Darshana, providing a solid foundation for both theoretical understanding and practical application.


Original text with English translation, commentaries –


  • Advaita
  • Visishtadvaita
  • Dvaita
  • Dharma









Original text with English translation, commentaries – 


Original text with English translation, commentaries –

Course includes

  • Live sessions
  • Access to class recordings (for asynchronous participation)
  • Certificate of Completion upon successful course completion

SN Sudharsan

SN Sudharsan is a dedicated researcher specializing in Indic Knowledge Traditions, with a particular focus on Advaita Vedanta, Varkari Sampradaya, and Sanskrit. Currently, he is deeply engaged in extensive research and studies in these fields, having successfully completed over 20 programs in the past 5 years, offered by prestigious institutions such as Chinmaya International Foundation, Samskrita Bharati, and IIT-R.

An accomplished author, he has written an English novel and has translated and provided commentaries for four works of Sant Sri Jnaneshwar Maharaj’s literature.

Beyond his expertise in Indic Knowledge Traditions, he is a self-taught polyglot with exceptional proficiency in six languages: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, and English.

With a diverse professional background spanning 19 years, he has excelled in the realms of corporate, academic, and entrepreneurial endeavors, specifically in the domain of human skills development. His educational qualifications encompass linguistics, TESOL, law, and computer science engineering. Notably, Sudharsan is also an accomplished singer and a former AIR artist, having received accolades and performed in numerous concerts and stage programs.

Residing in Pune, he is currently engaged in researching the history and future of Indian sociolinguistics within the context of Sanatana Dharma. His ultimate objective is to distill this knowledge and apply it effectively in the modern world through various mediums such as courses, writings, and talks.