Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Academic Training

  • Ph.D. 2002, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra, U.P., India (thesis: ‘An Analysis of Bhakti Sandarbha’)
  • M.A. Sanskrit 1996.
  • M.Tech., Industrial Engineering 1978; Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi,
  • B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering 1976. Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi,
  • L.L.B. Indian Law 2000. BSA College, Mathura.

Traditional Sanskrit-based Training

  • Sanskrit Grammar: Siddhanta Kaumudi (commentary on Panini’s Astadhyayi), Laghu Siddhanta Kaumudi, and Harinamamrta Vyakaranam.
  • Nyaya: Tarka Samgraha, Tarka Bhasa, Nyaya Siddhanta Muktavali, Tattva Cintamani, Mathuri Panca-laksani, and Vyutpattivada.
  • Purva-mimamsa: Artha Samgraha, Mimamsa Nyaya Prakasa, and Sloka Vartika.
  • Sankhya: Sankhya-Karika with Sankhya-tattva Kaumudi commentary, and Vidvat-tosini.
  • Yoga: Patanjala Yoga sutras with Tattva Vaisaradi commentary.
  • Advaita Vedanta: Tattvanusandhanama, Vedanta Parijata, Vicara Sagara, and Vrtti Prabhakara.
  • Vaisnava Vedanta (Caitanya School): Six Sandarbhas with Sarva-samvadini commentary, Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, Ujjvala-nilamani, Govinda-bhasya commentary on Vedanta-sutras, Gita-bhusani and Sarartha-varsini commentaries on Bhagavad-Gita, Srimad Bhagavata Purana with Bhavartha-dipika, Krama-sandarbha and Sarartha-darsini commentaries, Hari-bhakti-vilasa, Caitanya-caritamrta, Brhad-bhagavatamrta, Laghu-bhagavatamrta, and Sri Radha Rasa-sudha-nidhi.
  • Sahitya: Sahitya Darpana, Kavya Prakasa, Dhvanyaloka, Alankar Kaustubha, Dasa-rupakam, and Natyasasta.
  • Chanda: Cando Manjari.
  • Jyotisa: Muhurtta-cintamani.

LANGUAGES

  • To read: Hindi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Bengali, English.
  • Spoken: Hindi, Sanskrit, English.
  • To Write: Hindi, Sanskrit, English.

PUBLICATIONS

A. BOOKS:

I. English Language

  1. Tattva-sandarbha: first of the six Sandarbhas written by Jiva Gosvami. New Delhi: Jiva Institute, 2004 (book released by Dr. S. D. Sharma, President of India).
  2. Bhakti-Sandarbha: three volumes; New Delhi: Jiva Institute, 2005.
  3. Bhagavat Mahatmya, from Padma Purana: translation and commentary, New Delhi, Jiva Institute, 2002.
  4. In Vaikuntha not even the Leaves Fall; New Delhi: Jiva Institute, 1994.
  5. Hitopadesa of Narayana Pandita: New Delhi, Jiva Institute, 1997.
  6. The Yoga of Dejection: New Delhi: Jiva Institute, 2000
  7. Nama-Tattva, New Delhi, Jiva Institute, 2001.
  8. Message to Disciples: New Delhi: Jiva Institute, 2001
  9. The Yoga of Eating: New Delhi: Jiva Institute, 2007
  10. Spiritual Health: New Delhi: Jiva Institute, 2007.

II. Books translated into other languages:

In French: L’Eveil Spirituel (Yoga of Dejection), France, 2006.

In Spanish:

  • Mensaje para los Discipulos (Message to Disciples), New Delhi, Jiva Institute, 2001.
  • El Yoga del Abatimiento (The Yoga of Dejection), New Delhi, Jiva Institute, 2006.
  • Nama Tattva, New Delhi, Jiva Institute, 2006
  • El Hitopadesa, New Delhi, Jiva Institute, 2006.

III. Books in progress being edited:

  • Bhagavat Sandarbhas of Jiva Gosvami.
  • Translation of Bhagavad-Gita and summery of chapters
  • Harinamamrtavyakaranam Vol. I.
  • Sanskrit for Beginners.
  • Tarka Samgraha with Nyayabodhini and Dipika commentaries.

IV. Future book publication plans:

  • Critical editions of the entire range of Gosvami literature from the Gaudiya School with translations and commentaries (about 30 in number)
  • Critical editions of Srimad Bhagavata Purana with translation and commentary.
  • Philosophy and Theology of the Caitanya School.
  • Harinamamrta Vyakaranam.

B. PAPERS

  • “The Six Sandarbhas of Jiva Goswami” in Sources of the Krishna Tradition. Ed. Bryant, Edwin F. Oxford University Press, In press (2007) 373-408.
  • ‘The Philosophy and Theology of the Caitanya School of Vaisnavism’,
  • in ‘Theistic Vedanta’, a volume in Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture. (25 Volumes) New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • “Synthesis of Yoga in the Caitanya School,” in Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture, (25 Volumes) New Delhi: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • “The Concept of Saranagati in the Caitanya School of Vaisnavism” Proceedings of Ananthacharya Indological Research Institute of Mumbai National Seminar on Saranagati, 2002.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Sanskrit Grammar, Sat-Sandarbha, Bhagavad-Gita, Tarka Sangraha, Tarka Bhasa, Siddhanta Kaumudi, Harinamamrta Vyakaranam, and Brhad-bhagavatamrtam
  • Giving regularly video conferences for University Students, such as Gavlo University, Sweden
  • Hindu Philosophy and Ayurveda at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
  • Hindu Philosophy at Mississippi State University, USA
  • Hindu Philosophy at Jiva Institute taught to Rutgers students
  • Kathopanishad, Ishopanishad at Terre-du-Ciel University, France
  • Sankhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisesika, Purva Mimamsa, Advaita Vedanta, Gaudiya Vaisnava Vedanta, Sanskrit, Hindi, Alamkara and Rasa Sastra.

Lectures given at:

  • University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Tubingen University, Germany
  • Heidelberg University, Germany
  • Terre du Ciel University, France
  • University of Comparative Religions, Antwerp, Belgium
  • University in Croatia, Rektorat Sveucilista U Rijeci, Rijeka Croatia

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct-Faculty Member – Thesis Advisor at the International Vedic Hindu University, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Jiva Institute is affiliated to Sampurnananda Sanskrit University, Benaras. Jiva Institute can give Sastri degrees in the following subjects: Sahitya, Vyakaranam, Jyotish, Vedanta, Darshana and Gaudiya Vedanta .
  • Collaboration with the Faculty for the Comparative Study of Religions, Antwerp, Belgium. Agreement signed on 25th October 2006.
  • Visiting Professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A.
  • Visiting Professor at Terre-du-Ciel University, France

Awards:

  • Outstanding Contribution Award for National Development given by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi Alumni Association for the year 2001-2002.
  • The Tattva-sandarbha of Jiva Gosvami was released by Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, President of India in 1994.
  • Hakim Ajmal Khan Global Award for Organizational and Social Vedic Services 2006 – New Delhi 27th Dec. 2006.
  • Sahitya Sammana for his extraordinary contribution to the spreading of Vedic culture through literature nationwide and internationally, awarded by the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee,