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message 1: by Redangel333 (new)

Redangel333 | 256 comments While working at a project I stumbled across an author and Arenda suggested it could be this author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adi_Sha...
Library of congress hat the authors name as well: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n...

However I am not sure if the profiles in question are all this author, as I went only by the looks of the name, not with researching or knowing more. Below are the profiles in question. I need help in clarifying if they are all the same author, and if so which name to keep according to goodreads guidelines.
A Kar C Rya A Kar C Rya
A Kar C Rya
Sankaracharya
Shri Adi Shankaracharya
Adi Shankaracharya
and there is this strange one which seem to belong to them somehow as well Adi Shankaracharya's Spirit

Could be that there are more variants of the name as well. If there is someone who can solve this you are welcome to do so.


message 2: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 42033 comments Mod
Moved to Language & Translation Issues.


message 3: by Linda (new)

Linda (lindalanz) | 154 comments I'm no help with Indian languages or authors, but I have seen similar errors before with Japanese author names using non-ASCII characters (such as ō). Sometimes these were imported as spaces.

For example, "Śaṅkarācārya" is the author on one of the covers, but it has ended up as "A kar c rya" because only the letters without diacritics were retained and the diacritics were replaced with spaces. I would think it would be safe to merge authors "A Kar C Rya" and "A Kar C Rya A Kar C Rya" with "Sankaracharya" or change them to ""Śaṅkarācārya" if you want to match the exact orthography on the covers.


message 4: by Priya (new)

Priya (priyachennareddy) | 7 comments Hi, I am acquainted with Indian authors.
I went through all the author page links provided in the first post. All the works in these pages are by the same author - 'Adi Sankaracharya'. The only exception is the one by 'Adi Sankaracharya's spirit'. I never heard of this work and I didn't find any references to such work by Adi Sankaracharya.


message 5: by Lau Maia (new)

Lau Maia | 440 comments So...

Should we change all the books in the author profiles to author Adi Shankara?
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...


message 6: by Redangel333 (new)

Redangel333 | 256 comments I thought they need to be changed to https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
or is this the same as the one Lau mentioned above?


message 7: by Priya (new)

Priya (priyachennareddy) | 7 comments Lau wrote: "So...

Should we change all the books in the author profiles to author Adi Shankara?
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show..."


This link would be more appropriate.


message 8: by Priya (new)

Priya (priyachennareddy) | 7 comments Redangel333 wrote: "I thought they need to be changed to https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...
or is this the same as the one Lau mentioned above?"


The second one in this link, Hastamalakiyam, is a consolidated version of Adi Sankara's vedanta and written by his disciple.


message 9: by Redangel333 (new)

Redangel333 | 256 comments I combined the profiles from my first post with Adi Shankara except the one for the spirit, I left it as is.


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