S. Bhuvaneshwari (b. 1976) has been studying the Prasthanatraya, Bhashya and Advaita Prakaranas from Swami Paramarthananda Sarasvati of Chennai since 1994. Having obtained a BA in Economics and MA in Public Administration, she later branched out and procured her Masters in Philosophy and Sanskrit as well. She is a Gold Medalist in MA Philosophy from the Department of Philosophy, University of Madras (2004-06). She is the recipient of University Research Fellowship for her Doctorate at the Department of Sanskrit, University of Madras (2009-10) and was awarded Ph.D. (2010) for her study on the Sanskrit text Vicharasagara.
Her other area of interest is Philosophy of Art, especially the aesthetic theories of Bharata, Abhinavagupta and Hegel, and has been teaching Aesthetics and Indian Philosophy as guest lecturer in various reputed institutions in Chennai since 1997.
She continues her study of Advaita works in Sanskrit, Hindi and Tamil, and is currently working on some unpublished Advaita texts available as paper manuscripts at the Government Oriental Manuscript Library and Adyar Research Library, Chennai. She has over fifteen articles to her credit in both Advaita Vedanta and Aesthetics and has recently published a book A Treatise of Advaita Vedanta: English Translation of Vichara-candrodaya of Pandit Pitambar (2013).
1. State First in Advanced Sanskrit, Lady Sivaswamy Ayyar Girls Higher Secondary School, Mylapore, Chennai, 1992-93
2. Academic Proficiency, First Prize in Foundation Sanskrit, Stella Maris College, Chennai, 1993-94
3. Gold Medalist, M.A. Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Madras, 2004-06
4. Dr. T.M.P. Mahadevan Commemoration Endowment Prize, M.A. Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Madras, 2004-06.
5. Thiru S. Lakshmiratan Bharathi Endowment Prize, M.A. Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Madras, 2004-06
6. University Research Fellowship, Ph.D in Indian Philosophy-Sanskrit (Inter-disciplinary), Department of Sanskrit, University of Madras, 2009-10
1. ‘Bhakti in Natya Sastra’, Tapovan Prasad, Chinmaya spiritual Magazine, Feb. 2005.
2. ‘Natya Sastra – Part I to VII’, Tapovan Prasad, Chinmaya Spiritual Magazine, May to Nov. 2006.
3. ‘Natyasastra’, Samudra Magazin e on Music and Dance, Feb. 2007.
4. ‘South Indian Temple Music and Dance’ under the title ‘South Indian Art and Architecture’, Course Material for B.A. Correspondence – Christian Studies, University of Madras, 2007.
5. ‘Bondage in an error – Based on Niscaladasa’s Vicarasagara’, Voice of Sankara, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2008.
6. ‘Satyasya Satyam – An Advaitic Interpretation’, Voice of Sankara, Vol. 33, No. 2, 2008.
7. ‘Advaita Pancakam of Sri Sankaracarya with Balakrishnanda Sarasvati’s Kiranavali’, Sri Sankara The Liberator of Mankind, Shankara Jayanti Souvenir, Vol. 2007-08, Adi Sankara Vedanta Prastisthanam, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 2008.
8. ‘Upadesasara of Ramana Mahrshi’, Voice of Sankara, Vol. 34, No. 1&2, 2009.
9. ‘Sri Sankaracharya’s Satasloki with Anandagiri Commentary’ (List of Selected Verses), Shankara Jayanti Souvenir, Vol. 2009, Adi Sankara Vedanta Pratisthanam, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 2009.
10. ‘Concept of Brahmana as in Indravijaya of Shri Madhusudana Ojha’, Paper published in National Seminar on ‘Concept of Brahman’, Centre for Inter Disciplinary Studies & Research in Sanskrit Canara College, Mangalore, 2010.
11. ‘Kala’ and ‘Panchatantra’ articles in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Asia Trading Corporation, Bangalore, 2010.
12. ‘Sri Sankaracharya’s Aparoksanubhuti with Svami Vidyaranya’s Dipika’, Shankara Jayanti Souvenir, Vol. 2010, Adi Sankara Vedanta Pratisthanam, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 2010.
13. ‘Sankara’, ‘Ramanuja’ and ‘Madhva’, Course Material for B A Philosophy, IGNOU, Delhi, Nov. 2010.
14. ‘Ethics in Medieval India’, ‘Vedas and Upanishads’, Course Material for B A Philosophy, IGNOU, Delhi, 2010-11.
15. ‘Indian Aesthetics’, ‘Theory of Western Aesthetics – Ancient, Medieval, Modern-I, Modern-II’, Course Material for M A Philosophy, IGNOU, Delhi, 2010-11.
16. ‘Aesthetic Experience in Preforming Art: Abhinava and Hegel – A Comparative Study’, National Seminar on ‘English and Sanskrit: An Interface’, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati, 2011.
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