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    DR. RAJNISH KUMAR MISHRA

    Associate Professor (since 1st October 2013)

    Special Centre for Sanskrit Centre

    Jawaharlal Nehru University. (JNU)

    New Delhi-110067

    Mail: mishrarajnish@gmail.com

    Phone: 91-9868018351; 91-9910066499

    Academic Profile:

    (i) Academic Qualification

    (a) M.A. (English), Patna University, Patna. (1992)

    M.A. (Linguistics), JNU, New Delhi. (1994)

    (b) M.Phil. (JNU) with the grade A plus in the dissertation titled: Buddhist Theory of Meaning

    and Literary Analysis: An Example Study. (1997)

    Ph.D. (JNU) Doctoral Thesis: aiva Philosophy and Literary Theory: An Examination of

    Abhinavagupta’s Poetics with Special Reference to Tantr¹loka. (2001)

    (c ) Completed:

    1. Orientation Course (2005),

    2. Refresher Course on Comparative Literature (Interdisciplinary August 2010),

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    3. Refresher course on Comparative Literature (Interdisciplinary 13 Dec to 03 Jan 2013)

    (ii) Research and Teaching Areas:

    Sanskrit Linguistics, Philosophy of Language, Literary Theory, Comparative Poetics and

    Aesthetics, Kashmir aiva Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy.

    (iii) Framed Two new courses at Post-Graduate Level: 1. Pratyabhijñā Darśana: Texts, Traditions and Thinkers (04 Cedits) and 2. Sanskrit and Indo-European Linguistics, (credits:04)

    (iv) Research Guidance :

    (A) Ph.D.

    (i) Completed: 04

    1. Yogesh Sharma, nta Rasa: dhra svda, Darana (13.03.2012.)

    2. Shruti Rai, aiva Philosophy of Langauge: Issues, Interfaces, Expositions (with

    reference to works of Abhinavagupta) (13.06.2012.)

    3. Shrada Gautam, Jātaka Kathā Meiñ Dharma evam Upāsanā kā Svarūpa (2013) 4. Sushma, Rāmāyaṇa par Ādhārita Katipaya Nāṭakoñ meiñ Strī-Vimarśa (submitted in

    Sept. 2013, viva-voce awaited) (ii) Ongoing: 06

    1. Mai Ram: Chandragomin’s Theory of Grammar

    2. Mahendra Kr. Meena (to be submitted in July 2014): Sanskrit Narrative

    Traditions

    3. Mamta Tripathy: Yogavāśiṣṭha and Magic Realism: A Study in the Narrative Structures

    4. Sanjeev Kumar: Sources of Meaning in the Vālmiki Rāmāyaṇa 5. Savitri: Nīlakaṇtha Dikṣita’s Ṥivalīlārṇava: Perspectives from Sanskrit and

    Tamil Poetics (co-supervisor: Dr. S. Chandrashekhar, CIL/SLL&CS/JNU)

    6. Pradeep: Nāda, Bindu and Visarga: Concept, Creation and Mysticism

    (B) M.Phil.

    (i) Completed: 09

    1. Yogesh Sharma, Hdaya evam Sahdaya: Artha, rota, Antasambandha,

    (30.10.2006.)

    2. Mai Ram, aiva evam Vykaraa Tantro mei Vk: Anuvda, Siddhnta,

    Darana. (30.11.2006)

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    3. Shruti Rai, bhsa: Its Philosophy and Aesthetics. (23.02.2007)

    4. Bipin Kumar Jha, Kmra Darana mei Pramt. (17.03.2010)

    5. Mahendra Kumar Meena, Samasmayika Sansakrit Kath Shitya: Kath-vastu,

    ilpa evam Samvedan, (Rajasthnya Sanskrit Kathakro ke Viea

    Sandarbha Mei) (11.06. 2010)

    6. Mamta Tripathi, Dhvani Siddhnta: Parampar, Sandarbha evam Anuprayoga,

    (Nirl Viracita Rma k aktipj ke Viea Sandarbha Mei. (12.05.2011.)

    7. Sanjeev Kumar, Sanskrit Vmaya mei Kavi: Avadhra evem Apekyei,

    (12.10.2011)

    8. Savitri, Kāvyaprakāśa ki ṭīkāoñ, Kāvyapradīpa evam Uddyota kā Tulanātmaka Addhyayana, (2012)

    9. Pradeep, Advaita vādīkāśmīraśivāgameṣu Rudraḥ: Svarūpam Upāsanā ca, (2013)

    (C ) M.A. dissertation:

    1. Co-Realtore of dissertation of Elisa Ganser from Deprtment of Sanskrit, La

    Sapienza, Rome University research student (with Prof. R. Torella, Rome

    University) M.A. dissertation 02 (as co-supervisor) Completed (2008)

    (D) Post-doctoral Fellows: (ongoing)

    1. Dr. Divya Mishra (UGC): Social Conditions in the Mudrārākṣasa of Viśākhadatta.

    2. Dr. Sushma Kumari (UGC): Dimensions of Love in the Works of Kālidāsa (2013)

    3. Dr. Shruti Rai (Indian Council of Philosophical Research): Ṥaiva Theory of Cognition

    IV. Award/Scholarship:

    i. Okita Memorial Scholarship, 1998 of the Indian Council for Cultural

    Relations, New Delhi.

    ii. Offered Prof. H. Zimmer Chair at South Asian Institute, Heidelberg

    University, Germany, 2012. (for two years)

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    (V) PUBLICATIONS:

    (A) Books:

    i. Buddhist Theory of Meaning and Literary Analysis (1999), Delhi: D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd. (a widely reviewed, referred and studied book).

    ii. Encyclopedia of Hinduism, in 11 vols. Delhi: Rupa and Co. 2010. An International Edition launched in South Carolina University (USA) in 2013. (as Associate Editor)

    iii. aiva Philosophy and Literary Theory (forthcoming).

    (B) Chapters in Books:

    i. “Buddhist Theory of Meaning” in Signs and Signification, Vol. II, (pp. 337-358),

    (2000) Eds. H.S. Gill and Giovanni Manetti, Delhi: Bahari Publication.

    ii. . "Sthitprajasya k bh: What is Liberated/Decolonized Mind?" in Decolonization: A Search for Alternative (ed.) Adesh Pal et. al., Delhi: Creative

    Books, 2001. ISBN 81-86318-90-9. (pp.94-106)

    iii.. “Nirvacana as Signification: chrya Abhinavagupta’s Exposition of

    Anuttara, in abda: Texts and Interpretation in Indian Thought (eds.) Sareen, Santosh K. and Makarand Paranjape, Mantra Books, Delhi. August 2004. ISBN 81-

    902304-1-7. (pp.165-176).

    iv. “Ontology of Speech Sounds” in Indian Knowledge Systems, (eds.) Kapil Kapoor

    and Awadhesh Kumar Singh, Shimla/Delhi: Indian Institute of Advance Study and

    D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd., 2005.81-246-0336-7. (pp.447-479)

    v. Key entries for Encyclopedia of Indian Poetics (ed. Prof. Kapil Kapoor) a major UNESCO funded project of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.(on-going).

    vi. “Sthitaprajña k¹ Bh¹¶¹: Mukta/Vi-upanive¬» mana ky¹ hai?” in S¹hitya k¹ Nay¹ Saundarya¬¹stra, ed Devendra Chaube, New Delhi: Kitabghar Prakashan,

    2006. ISBN 81-89859-11-0. (pp.29-42)

    vii. “Abhinavagupta and the aivite Traditions of Kashmir” in Cultural

    Heritage of Kashmiri Pandits, ed. Prof. K. Warikoo, Delhi: Pentagon Press,

    2009. ISBN 978-81-8274-398-4. (pp.34-61)

    viii. “’Facets of Linguistic Thought: Vara Vijnana of Shri nanadamrti”, in

    He Lived Among Us: Contribution of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in the eyes of

    his contemporaries, New Delhi: Ananda Marga Publications, 2009. (pp. 70-

    79) ISBN 81-7252-283-5.

    ix. “Study of Language in India” in Knowledge Traditions and Practices of

    India, a text book of class XII, CBSE, New Delhi.

    (C ) Articles/ Research Papers

    i. “Buddhist Theory of Meaning” in Sanskrit Studies (a Journal of Special Centre for

    Sanskrit Studies, JNU) Volume I, Issue 1.2005, (ed.) Kapil Kapoor. ISBN 81-246-

    0348-0 (pp. 49-89).

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    ii."Sthitprajasya k bh: What is Liberated/Decolonized Mind?" in the Critical Practices published by the Dept. of English, Saurashtra University, Rajakot

    (Gujarat), 2006.

    iii. “Nyastra and Abhijnakuntalam” in Creative Forum: Journal

    of Creative and Critical Writing, (Spl. Issue: Comparative Poetics, Vol 20 NO.1

    Jan-June 2007. Ed. Bhavatosh Indraguru, Delhi: Bahri Publications, pp. 89-95.

    iv. “¸gamic Assumptions of Indian Literary Theories: An Exposition Based on Abhinavagupta”, in Evam : Forum on Indian Representations,4:1&2 2006. (ed.)

    Makarand Paranjape, Delhi: Samvad Foundation. ISSN 0972-6160. (pp. 91-129)

    v. “Abhinavagupta on Meaning and Exposition” in Praznath: A Discourse on Kashmiri Identity and Culture, Vol. 3, No. 1-4. Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013.

    (D ) Book Reviews:

    i. Words of My Perfect Teacher of Patrul Rinpoche in the Indian Book Chronicles, June, 2000; published from Jaipur, Rajasthan.

    ii. Bhratya Kvya Vimara by Acharya Ramaurti Tripathy (Delhi: Vani

    Prakashan, 2000) in Pustaka Vrt (ed. Shri Ashok Vajapeyi), Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Vol. I, Issue 1, 2001.

    iii. Mdhava and Kma: A Love Story of Ancient India, translated from Sanskrit by A N D Haksar, The Book Review, Vol.XXX Number 8 August 2006. New

    Delhi, (p.14).

    (vi)Projects and Editorship:

    1. Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism, an eleven volume encyclopedia of

    India Heritage Research Foundation (USA), published in 2010. By Indian Hertage

    Research Foundation and Rupa and Co.

    2. Assistant Editor of a Union of Academique Internationale (UAI of UNESCO) project of

    Sahitya Akademi Encyclopedia of Indian Poetics. Status: Completed and publication

    in progress by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi (chief editor: Prof. Kapil Kapoor).

    3. Assistant Editor of Mutual Regards: Indo-Irish Anthology, a joint project of Centre of

    English (JNU) and University of Ulster at Colerain (Ireland). Status: Under Publication.

    4. Supervised and edited the entries (Vakrokti and Aucitya) written for Literary Theory

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