Faculty Members: School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions
Historical archaeology; Buddhism; Architecture; Religion; Gender archaeology; Ethnoarchaeology.
Buddhist history and archaeology, origin of Buddhism, its expansion and sects, sacred spaces in the Ganga Valley, ecological consciousness in Buddhism, and studies related to sacred spaces of Sārnāth, and Nālandā.
Bipin Kumar Jha
Indian Philosophy, Sanskrit Language & Literary theories and Computational Sanskrit.
Pali Language and Literature; South Asian Buddhism; Theravāda Studies; Pali Commentarial Literature; Pali Literary Production in South India; Narrative Literature in Pali and Sanskrit; Meditation Literature; Theravāda Abhidhamma; aesthetic recastings of doctrinal material.
Sanskrit texts; Sāṃkhya-Yoga philosophies; early medieval South-Asian history and archaeology; al-Bīrūnī; classical Arabic texts on India; transmission of ideas and knowledge between Islam and India in the early medieval period (from 7th to 11th century).
Śaiva-Buddhist Intertextuality; Indo-Tibetan Tantra; Comparative Religions; Sanskrit; Tibetan; Tibetan and Himalayan Studies; War Magic Rituals; Ritual Studies; Transmission of Buddhism from India to Tibet; Aesthetics.
Visiting Senior Professor & Dean (In-Charge)
Comparative Literatures; History & Philosophy of Yoga; Comparative Yoga; Sankhya Philosophy; Hindu Tantra; Hindu Darsanas; Yoga and Literature. He is one of the most accomplished Professors today in India.
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