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Lokesh Chandra
1927,  Male ,  Indian ,  Director, International Academy of Indian Culture

Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a renowned scholar of Tibetan, Mongolian and Sino-Japanese Buddhism. He has to his credit over 360 works and text editions. Among them are classics like Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary; Materials for a History of Tibetan Literature; Buddhist Iconography of Tibet; and his ongoing Dictionary of Buddhist Iconography (about 20 volumes). He was nominated by the President of the Republic of India to the Parliament in 1974-80 and again in 1980-86. He has been Vice-President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Presently he is Director, International Academy of Indian Culture.

Japan Foundation Special Prize, 1987.
Institute of Oriental Philosophy Scholarly Achievement Award, Tokyo, 1990.

 

Life Trustee of the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund.
Member of the Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESO.
Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest.
Member of the Court of the Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan.

1. Gavamayana of the Jaiminiyas 1950

2. Khanij Abhijnan 1953

3. Dictionary of Indian Mammals 1953

4. Sankhayana Srautasutra 1953

5. Jaiminiya Brahmana 1954

6. Comprehensive English-Hindi Dictionary 1955

7. Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary Parts 1-9 1955

8. Dpag-bsam-ljon-bzan of Sumpa mkhan-po 1955

9. Mkhas-pahi-dgah-ston, Part 1 1955

10. Gilgit Buddhist Manuscripts (facsimile edition), Parts 1-2 1955

11. Vaidurya-ser-po, Parts 1-2 1955

12. Bhot Shiksak 1960

13. Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary, Parts 10-12 1961

14. Mkhas-pahi-dgah-ston, Parts 2-4 1961

15. The Samya Monastery 1961

16. Eminent Tibetan Polymaths of Mongolia 1961

17. A New Tibeti-Mongol Pantheon, Parts 1-7 1962

18. A New Tibeto-Mongol Pantheon, Parts 8-17 1963

19. Materials for a History of Tibetan Literature, Parts 1-3 1963

20. Lcan-skya Khutukhtu Lalitavajra’s Commentary on the Samantabhadra-carya-pranidhana-raja

21. The Golden Annals of Lamaism 1964

22. The Amarakosa inTibet 1964

23. Sanskrit Bijas and Mantras in Japan 1964

24. The Collected Works of Bu-ston, Parts 1-28 1964

25. The Kalacakra-tantra and other Texts 1966

26. Sanskrit Texts from the Imperial Palace at Peking, Parts 1-22 1966

27. Yuthok’s Treatise on Tibetan Medicine 1968

28. Tibetan Chronicle of Padma-dkar-po 1968

29. The Autobiography and Diaries of Si-tu Pan-chen 1969

30. A 15th Century Tibetan Compendium of Knowledge 1969

31. The Life of the Saint of Gtsan 1969

32. Kongtrul’s Encyclopaedia of Indo-Tibetan Culture 1970

33. An Illustrated Japanese Manuscript on Mudras and Mantras 1971

34. An Illustrated Tibeto-Mongolian Materia Medica of Ayurveda 1971

35. The Esoteric Iconography of Japanese Mandalas 1971

36. Sanskrit Manuscripts from Japan, Vols. 1-2 1972

37. Buryat Annotations on the Lam-rim 1973

38. Buddha in Chinese Woodcuts 1973

39. Collected Works of Longdol Lama 1973

40. Mongolian Kanjur, Vols. 1-108 1973

41. Gilgit Buddhist Manuscripts, Vols. 6-10 1974

42. Sadhanamala of the Panchen Lama, Vols. 1-2 1974

43. The Blue Annals 1974

44. Collected Works of Sum-pa-mkhan-po Ye-ses-dpal-hbyor 1975

45. Sudhana’s Way to Enlightenment 1975

46. Dhrmatala Annals of Buddhism 1975

47. The Ocean Annals of Amdo, Vols. 1-3. 1975

48. Manjusri-nama-Sangiti 1975

49. Kashgar Manuscript of the Saddharma-pundarika-sutra 1976

50. Bodhicaryavatara 1976

51. Lankavatara-sutra 1977

52. Kriya-samuccaya 1977

53. Mudras in Japan 1978

54. Multilingual Buddhist Texts, Vols. 1-12 1979

55. Studies in Indo-Asian Art & Culture 1980

56. Abhidhanottara-tantra 1981

57. Sarva-durgati-parisodhana-tejoraja-kalpa 1981

58. Ashta-sahasrika Prajnaparamita 1981

59. Panca-raksha 1981

60. Karandavyuha and Other Texts 1981

61. Sarva-tathagata-tattva-sangraha 1981

62. Pancavimsa-Brahmana with the Commentary of Sayana 1981

63. Sanskrit-Japanese Dictionary of Dharanis 1981

64. Vibrations of Ahimsa in China 1981

65. Quadrilingual Mahavyutpatti 1981

66. Collected Works of Jaya-pandita Blo-bzan-hphrin-las, Vols. 1-4 1981

67. Sanskrit Texts on Phonetics 1981

68. The Collected Works of Dalai Lama XIII, Vols. 107 1982

69. Four Tibetan-MOngolian Lexicons, Vols. 1-2 1982

70. Works of Bstan-dar Snags-rams-pa 1982

71. Ramayana of Valmiki, Vols. 1-2 1982

72. Life and Works of Jibcundampa I 1982

73. Biography of Jibcundampa IV 1982

74. Biography of Dam-tshig-rdo-rje 1982

75. Indian Scripts in Tibet 1982

76. Sanskrit texts from Kashmir, Vols. 1-9 1983

77. Early Buddhist Texts in Mongolian, Vols. 1-2 1983

78. Buddhist Iconography in Nepalese Sketchbooks 1983

79. Drahyayana-srauta-sutra 1983

80. Katyayana-Srauta-sutra and other Vedic Texts 1983

81. Bkah-than-sde-Ina 1983

82. Biography of Atisa and his Disciple Hbrom-ston, Vols. 1-2 1983

83. Catalogue of the Mongolian Tanjur, Vols. 1-8 1983

84. Catalogue of the Narthang Kanjur 1983

85. Catalogue of the Lhasa Kanjur 1983

86. Catalogue of the Peking Tanjur, Vols. 1-4 1983

87. Amarakosa in Burmese 1984

88. Saddarma-pundarika-sutra 1984

89. Vedic Texts, Vols. 1-3 1984

90. Buddhist Iconography of Tibet 1986

91. A Ninth Century Scroll of the Vajradhatu Mandala 1986

92. Indo-Tibetica, 4 Vols. 1988-89

93. The Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara 1988-89

94. Cultural Horizons of India 1990

95. Urga Kanjur, Vols. 1-20 1990

96. The Art and Culture of South-East Asia 1991

1. Mongolia mein Bharatiya Sanskriti, Ajkal, New Delhi, 1942.
2. Tibet and India, 1942.
3. Tibet aur Bharat ke Sambandh, 1943.
4. Cultural Interflow between India and Cambodia, 1943.
5. A Peep into Cambodia’s history, 1943.
6. The Mani Stone, Forman Christian College Magazine, Lahore, 1944.
7. Expansion of Dewey Decimal for Ancient Indian History, 1948.
8. Swatantra Bharat ki Bhasha, 1949.
9. Dvipad naam paddhati, 1949.
10. Pattharon mein Parinat Paudhe, 1949.
11. Prachin kaal mein Vriksharopan, 1949.
12. The Cyavana-Vidanvat Legend in the Jaiminiya Brahmana, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 69:84-86, 1949.
13. Sanyuktakshar tatha upri reph evam adho-reph likhne ki paddhati, 1949.
14. Moon in Sanskrit Literature, All India Radio, Nagpur, 1950.
15. Kumarasambhava, A Hindi talk broadcast over All-India Radio, Nagpur, 1950.
16. Parseek-chayanika, 1950.
17. Sanskrit elements in javanese, 1951.
18. Acculturation of Sanskrit words in Javanese, 1952.
19. Studies in the Sankhayana Srautasutra, IAIC, 1953.
20. Brahmanica, IAIC, 1955.
21. Symbolical meaning of the Tibetan flag, CHI.I., 1959.
22. Buddhism in Mongolia, Indo-Asian Culture, 8:266-275, 1960.
23. Indian shipping with Mesopotamia, 1960.
24. A conspectus of the Mongolian Tanjur, Ural-Altaische Jahrbucher, 33:36-40, 1961.
25. Les imprimeries tibetaines de Drepung, Derge et Pepung, Journal Asiatique (Paris) 1961:503-517.
26. The Rin-lhan and Rin-hbyun, Oriens Extremus, 8:188-207, 1961.
27. Tibetan woodcuts of Padmasambhava, 1961.
28. The life and works of Hjam-dbyans-bzhad-pa, Central Asiatic Journal, 7:264-269, 1962.
29. The Mongol Chronicle Altan Tobci, IAIC, 1963.
30. The biography of Mitrayogin, Indo Asian Studies, 2:1-38, 1963.
31. In the Land of Vedic Studies, CHI.I, 1964.
32. Balidweep ki Upasana, Kalyan 40:1321-1331, 1966.
33. Asia ke hridayanchalon mein Bhagwan Rama, Dharmayug, 1966.
34. Unto the Shiva Temple of Indonesia, CHI.I, 1967.
35. Stone inscription of Kuluta from Mathura, Studies in Indo-Asian Art and Culture, (IAIC), 1968.
36. Cultural Relations of India and Siberia, CHI.I, 1968.
37. The Red Annals, History of Buddhism in Tibet, IAIC, 1969.
38. Acharya Raghuvir – Asia mein Bharat-Bharati ki gaveshna mein, IAIC, 1969.
39. Bharatiya bubhoosha ke manishi Acharya Raghuvir, 1969.
40. Chronology of Buddhism in Siberian Buryatia, IAIC, 1970.
41. An Illustrated Japanese manuscript on mudras and mantras, CHI.2, 1971.
42. Indonesia mein Antarrashtriya Ramayana mahotsava, Dharamyuga, September 1971.
43. Bharat ka Sanskritik akshay-deep, Dharamyuga, 1971.
44. Ganesha in Japan, Studies in Indo-Asian Art and Culture (IAIC), 1972.
45. Ganesha in Tibet, IAIC, 1972.
46. Sanskrit Culture in Turkish, IAIC, 1972.
47. The Mongolian Meghaduta, IAIC, 1973.
48. Sarasvati in Japanese Art, IAIC, 1973.
49. India and Japan: A Cultural Symphony, The Times of India, Annual, 1973.
50. Hymn to Twentyone Taras, Studies in Indo-Asian Art and Culture, (IAIC), 1975.
51. Morphological Typology in Buddhist Iconography, CHI.2, 1977.
52. Surya in East Asia, CHI.1, July 1977.
53. Sanskrit Studies in Classical Indonesia, Indologica Taurinensia, 1978.
54. Oddiyana: A New Interpretation, IAIC, 1979.
55. Three Iranian words in Buddhist Tradition, IAIC, 1979.
56. Comparative Iconography of the Goddess Usnisavijaya, Acta Orientalia Hung, CHI.2, 1979.
57. Narrative art of Tibet, Kalaksetra, CHI.1, 1979.
58. The Borobudur as a monument of Esoteric Buddhism, IAIC, 1979.
59. Vaisravana/Kubera in the Sino-Japanese Tradition, Studies in Indo-Asian Art and Culture, 1980.
60. The Indonesian Sanctuary of Chandi Sewu as a stereomorphic Vajradhatu Mandala, Indologica Taurinensia, 1980.
61. Rare Indian mauscripts in Asian Countries, CHI.1, 1980.
62. The 108 forms of Lokesvara in hymns and sculptures, IAIC, April 1981.
63. Comparative Study of an Uigur-Turkish invocation to Sarasvati, IAIC, November, 1981.
64. The role of Tantras in the Defence Strategy of Tang China, IAIC, November, 1981.
65. Gandavyuha and the Korean cave of Sokkur-am, CHI.2, May, 1982.
66. Indian Mudras in Japanese Mantrayana, CHI.1, 1982.
67. Iranian elements in the Formation of Tantric Buddhism, IAIC, November, 1982.
68. Notes on Central Asian Buddhist Iconography, CHI.2, December 1982.
69. Cultural contacts of Indonesia and Srilanka in the eighth century and their bearing on the Barabudur, IAIC, 1982.
70. Hellenistic echoes in the legend of Krishna, IAIC, 1982.
71. Hymn to Nilakantha in Vajrabodhi’s version, IAIC, May, 1983.
72. India and Europe: an intercultural dialogue, CHI.1, June, 1983.
73. Was the Manchu Canon a Kanjur or a Tripitaka? CHI.2, 1983.
74. Tibet, the land of infinite Possibilities, CHI, November, 1983.
75. Ek desh, ek lakshya, ek pran, Varnika, December, 1983.
76. Buddhism as the origin of printing technology, CHI.1, 1984.
77. Congress: the mind and horizon of India, Varnika, April 1984.
78. Garbhadhatu mandala: its structure, CHI.2, April 1984.
79. Alexander Csoma de Koros, CHI.1, April 1984.
80. Cultural Interflow between India and Japan, CHI.1, 1984.
81. The Cultural Symphony of India and Greece, CHI.1, 1984.
82. Glimpses of the History of Indo-Tibetan Medicine, CHI.1, 1984.
83. The Origin of Avalokita-svara/Avalokit-esvara, IAIC, August 1984.
84. Narrative Art of Tibet, CHI.1, 1984.
85. Buddhist Oikoumene, CHI.1, 1984.
86. Assimilation of Deities into Avalokitesvara, 1984.
87. Indira Gandhi, 1984.
88. Mexican Culture, 1984.
89. Hungary, CHI.1, 1984.
90. Creativity and Environment, CHI.1, 1985.
91. India and world Literature, CHI.1, 1985.
92. Nalanda, CHI.1, 1985.
93. Indo-Soviet Symposium, 1985.
94. The Great Wall of China, 1985.
95. Emerging Paradigms, CHI.1, 1985.
96. Comparison of the Japanese and Tibetan versions of the Abhisambodhi-Vairocana mandala, CHI.2, 1985.
97. Emperor Hsuan-tsung and Vajrayana, CHI.2, 1985.
98. The Brahmana in the East Asian Tradition, CHI.1, 1985.
99. India’s Thought, CHI.1, 1985.
100. Ellora as Sunyata and Rupam, CHI.1, 1985.
101. Kashmir and Central Asia, CHI.1, 1986.
102. Kanchi and the Cultural Efflorescence of Asia, CHI.1, 1986.
103. Lithuanian and Sanskrit, CHI.1, 1986.
104. Life, Space and Structures, CHI.1, 1986.
105. Sanskrit in the renaissance of European Languages, CHI.1, 1986.
106. Mahabharata in Asia, CHI.1, 1987.
107. Pao-ssu-wei-Cintamani, CHI.2, 1987.
108. Dance: the divine art, CHI.1, 1987.
109. Jalalabad: the final repose of Badshah Khan, CHI.1, 1987.
110. Environment and Man, CHI.1, 1987.
111. Dhyana to Zen, CHI.1, 1987.
112. Address to the Japan Foundation, CHI.1, 1987.
113. Amitabha, CHI.2, 1987.
114. Kakrak, CHI.2, 1987.
115. Buddhism and women, CHI.1, 1987.
116. Towards new beginnings, CHI.1, 1987.
117. The Letter A, CHI.2, 1987.
118. Calligraphy, CHI.1, 1987.
119. Science and Consciousness, CHI.1, 1987.
120. Shared Earth, CHI.1, 1987
121. Yeats, CHI.1, 1987.
122. Japan, cuisine and culture, CHI.1, 1987.
123. Cultural Interflow between India and China, CHI.1, 1987.
124. Nikolai Roerich, CHI.1, 1987.
125. Indo-European, Sanskrit and Bulgarian, CHI.1, 1987.
126. Buddhism in the creative vision of Korea, CHI.2, 1990.
127. Japan: the multi-layered catalyst between East and West, CHI.2, 1990.
128. Role of the Lotus Sutra in the twenty-first century, CHI.2, 1991.

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