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T.S. Rukmani
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Dr. T.S. Rukmani is currently Professor and Chair in Hindu Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Before joining the present assignment she had the distinction of being the first Chair in Hindu Studies and Indian Philosophy at the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa. She had a distinguished academic career at the University of Delhi and is the only one so far to be awarded the D.Litt. degree from the department of Sanskrit. Her last assignment at University of Delhi was as Principal of Miranda House. She is the author of ten books which include a four volume annotated translation of Vijnanabhikshu’s Yogavarttika (New Delhi: 1981-1989) and a two volume annotated translation of Shankara’s Yogasutra-bhashyavivarana (New Delhi: 2001). She has innumerable papers to her credit and publishes regularly in academic journals both in India and abroad.

DANAM/Taksha Institute Abhinavagupta Award for Sustained Achievement in Indic Philosophy, 2009.
Hind Rattan Award by NRI organization in India, 2009
Shivadasani Fellowship of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, OxfordUniversity, UK for Trinity term, April-June 2006.
Concordia University Certificate in recognition of contributions to Concordia University Libraries, June 5, 2003
Award for Sanskrit promotion in Foreign land by First Gita Global Conference, Bangalore, Nov. 2003
Fellowship awarded for one year at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. Accepted it for six months, to work during my sabbatical in 2003.
Award by the National Association of Canadians of Indian Origin (NACOI), Montreal, for distinguished service to the Community,1998
Award by Mandakini, Sanskrit Research organization, for excellence in Sanskrit Research (Vidyavacaspati) at the Tenth World Sanskrit Conference, Bangalore, 1997
Award for Sanskrit Scholarship, Delhi Sanskrit Academy, 1991
Fellowship awarded for one year at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India, 1989-1990
Grant from SSHRC for International Conference on the Mahabharata, 2001
Research Grant by Concordia University, FRDP Project: Sannyasin and the annyasasrama in Hinduism, evidence from Sanskrit and other sources, 1997
Research Grant for Supervisor, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa, 1994
Research Grant (Post-Doctoral Research Abroad), Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa, 1994
Ida Smedley International Fellowship, International Federation of University Women, Geneva. Fellowship was used to support post-doctoral research on Navya-Nyaya and Indian Philosophy at the University of Toronto, Canada, 1972-73
Government of India Humanities Scholarship for Doctoral Program at the University of Delhi, 1955-1958
Convocation Gold Medalist for first position in University of Delhi, MA Sanskrit, 1954

 

Section Convener on Ritual Studies, World Sanskrit Conference (forthcoming), New Delhi, 2012

Member Editorial Board, Journal of Hinduism Brill, Present

Member Advisory Board, Oxford Journal of Hindu Studies, Present

Member on Yoga in Theory and Practice Consultation, American Academy of Religion, Present

Visiting Professor at the Hindu Studies Centre at Oxford University, UK as Shivdasani Fellow

Visiting Professor at the Hindu University of America; intensive course on The Six Schools of Indian Philosophical Thought

Visiting Professor at the Hindu University of America; Intensive course on advaita Vedanta

Visiting Professor at the Hindu University of America, Orlando, teaching a Summer Intensive Course Patanjali’s Yogasutras.

Convener and Organiser of  International Conference on the Mahabharata, Concordia University

Member, Hinduism Steering Committee, American Academy of Religion

Member, Consultative Committee, International Association of Sanskrit Studies

Chair, Standing Committee on Epics, World Association for Vedic Studies, Los Angeles

Convener, International Conference on the Hindu Diaspora, Concordia University

Member, Advisory Board, Tenth World Sanskrit Conference, Bangalore, India

Visiting Scholar, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Member, Advisory Panel on Theology – Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa

Approved Referee, CSD Scholarships and Grants, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa

Member, Working Committee for Hindu Studies, Department of Education, Durban, S.Africa

Editor, Nidan, Departmental Journal, University of Durban Westville, South Africa

Editor, Journal of the Indological Society of Southern Africa

Member, Senate, University of Durban-Westville

Member, Senate Committee University of Durban Westville  University Journal, Context

Member, Executive Committee, Arts Faculty, University of Durban Westville

Member, Senate Committee on Culture, University of Durban Westville

Member, Editorial Board, Delhi University Annual Report

Member, Editorial Board, Yoga International, Honesdale, Penn. U.S.A.

Chairperson, Committee on Drugs and Related Problems, Delhi University

Coordinator, Humanities, University of California, Berkeley Education Abroad Programme in India

Member, International Fellowship Committee, International Federation  of University

Women, Geneva, Switzerland

Leader, five member academic delegation invited to visit North Korea

Member, Managing Committee, Modern School, Delhi

President, University Women’s Association of Delhi

Vice-President, University Women’s Association of Delhi

Convener, Indraprastha College Golden Jubilee Magazine Committee

News Editor, Quarterly News Bulletin, University Women’s Association of Delhi

1. Vijananabhiksu: The Samhkya-Yoga-Vedantacarya in Journal of Indian Council for Philosophical Research, July-Sept. 2010, Vol. XXVII.3. pp 21-38

2. “Methodological Approaches to Hindu-Christian Studies: Some Thoughts” in Journal of  Hindu-Christian Studies, Vol. 21, 2008

3. “Vijnanabhiksu : A Maverick Philosopher” in Journal of Indian Council for Philosophical Research, Oct-Dec 2007, Vol. XXIV Number 4.

4. Dharmameghasamadhi in the Yogasutras of Patanjali: A Critique in Journal of  Philosophy: East and West, Jan 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii University.

5. “Yoga in Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta” in Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Vol. LXXXVII, 2006

6. “Rtambhara Prajna as the Truth  Bearing Entity in Patanjali’s Yogasutra” in  Brahma Vidya Adyar Library Bulletin, vol. 67, 2005

7. “Dr. Richard De Smet and Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta” in Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin, Vol. 16, 2003

8. “Consciousness Theories in the Astikadarsanas of Hindu Thought” in Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.X, No.1, 2003, IIAS,

9.  “Prakrti is both the upadana and nimittakarana in the Yogasutras of Patanjali”,   in Brahma-Vidya, Adyar Library Bulletin, Madras, India, (2003).

10. “Perception in Yoga” in Perception:East and West, (Ed) V.N.Jha (2003), Srisatguru Publications, Delhi

11. “The Epics and the Puranas Supplement the Vedas”,  in Annals of the Bhandardar Oriental Research Institute, Vol. LXXXII Pune, India, (2002).

12. “Where Samkhya and Yoga do not Speak in One Language”, in Samkhya Volume of   the Asiastiche Studien (1999) Marc Pilloud and Nicola Pozza (editors).

13. “Sannyasa and some Indian Reform Movements in the 18th, 19th, 20th centuries”, in Adyar Library Bulletin, Brahmavidya, Theosophical Society, Adyar, Madras, 1999, pp. 23-50.

14. “Sannyasa, Sankara and the Bhagavadgita”, in Journal of Studies on Ancient India, World Association for the Study of World Religions, Los Angeles, August, 1998, pp. 8-23.

15. “Sankara is not the Author of the Yogasutrabhasyavivarana”, in Journal of Indian Philosophy, Reidel, Holland, June, 1998, pp. 263-274.

16. “Mahatma Gandhi and Women”, in Journal of Gender in World Religions, McGill University, December, 1998, pp. 1-27.

17. “A Critique of Om based on Early Upanisadic Sources”, in Journal of The Institute of Asian Studies, March, 1998, pp. 101-112.

18. “Tension between Vyutthana and Nirodha”, in Journal of Indian Philosophy Reidal, Holland, December, 1997.

19. “Bhakti, the Bhagavata Purana and the Empowerment of Women”, in Journal for the Study of Religion in South Africa, March, 1995.

20. “Environmental Ethics as enshrined in Sanskrit Sources”, in Nidan, Journal of the Department of Hindu Studies and Indian Philosophy, University of Durban Westville, 1995.

21. “Vitanda in the Khandanakhandakhadya”, in Brahma Vidya, Adyar Library Bulletin, 1994.

22. “The question of the authorship of the Yogasutrabhasyavivarana in the light of the position that Yoga occupies in the Brahmasutrabhasya”, in Journal of Indian Philosophy, Reidal, Holland, December, 1993.

23. “The question of authorship of the Yogasutrabhasyavivarana”, in Journal of Indian Philosophy, Reidal, Holland, December, 1992.

24. “Vijnanabhiksu’s double reflection theory of knowledge in the Yoga system”, in the Journal of Indian Philosophy, Reidal Holland, October, 1988.

25. “Patanjali’s Prajna and Bhartrhari’s Pratibha: A Comparative Study”, in Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XIV, No.1, January-June, 1987.

26. “Avidya in the system of Yoga and an analysis of the negation in it”, in Brahma Vidya, Adyar Library Bulletin, 1986.

27. “Sphota and the Yogasutras-s of Patanjali”, in Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Shodhaprabha: 1985.

28. “Samprajnata – samadhi in the Yoga system:  Difference in interpretation between Vacaspati Misra and Vijnanabhiksu”, Ganganatha Jha Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Vol. X., 1984.

29. “A Brief  History of Hinduism” in Divine Life, Rishikesh, September and October , 1981.

30. “Patanjali’s Yogasutras; A Synthesis of Yogic Traditions”, in Annals of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Journal, Vol. 62.

31. “Vikalpa as defined by Vijnanabhiksu in the Yogavarttika”, in Journal of Indian Philosophy, Reidal Holland, 1980.

32. “Bhavapratyayas and Upayapratyayas in the Yogasutras”, in Journal of Indian Philosophy, Vol. 5, 1978.

33. “The Theory of Knowledge in the Yoga System”, in Ganganatha Jha Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Journal, Vol. XXXIV, 1978.

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