Gupta Gombrich Sanjukta

Sanjukta Gupta (Gombrich)

1931 –
Sanskrit, Indian philosophy (Advaita Vedānta)
Hinduism (Tantra, Vaiṣṇavism, Bhakti and Gender studies)

Curriculum vitae

1931born in Barisal (India) on March 13
1952MA Sanskrit, Calcutta University
1958-1966lecturer in Sanskrit, Calcutta University and Jadavpur University
1959Ph.D. Indian philosophy, Tagore’s Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan
1967-1986senior lecturer Sanskrit, Indian religions and aesthetics, Utrecht University
1972PhD under the supervision of J. Gonda, Utrecht University
1986-presentteaching member of the Oriental Faculty, Oxford University, teaching (part time) Indian religions and philosophy to post graduate students


1967 “The concept of the Jīva in Gauḍiya Vaiṣṇavism as compared with that of the Advaita Vedanta.” Research Journal of the departments of Sanskrit and Philosophy 1,1 (1966-1967), Jadavpur University, Calcutta. pp
1966 Studies in the philosophy of Madhūsudana Saraswatī, with a forew. by S. Bhaṭṭācharya, Calcutta: Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar. – PhD Viśva Bharati.
1971 “The Caturvyūha and the Viśākha-yūpa in the Pāñcarātra.” Adyar Library Bulletin 35,3/4: 189-204.
1972 Lakṣmī Tantra: a Pāñcarātra text, translation and notes, Leiden: Brill (Orientalia rheno-traiectina 15). – Also published as PhD thesis Utrecht; repr. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2000; 3 rd edition 2013.
1976 “Viṣvaksena the divine protector.” WZKS 20: 75-89.
1979 & Dirk Jan Hoens, Teun Goudriaan, Hindu tantrism, Leiden [etc.]: Brill (Handbuch der Orientalistik 2,4,2).
1981 & T. Goudriaan, Hindu Tantric and Śākta literature, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz (A history of Indian literature 2,2).
1983 “The changing pattern of Pāñcarātra initiation: a case study in the reinterpretation of ritual.” In: Ria Kloppenborg (ed.), Selected studies on ritual in the Indian religions: essays to D.J. Hoens, Leiden: Brill, pp. 69-91.
“A monist’s love of God: bhakti in Madhusūdhana Sarasvatī.” In: Mukunda Madhava Sharma (ed.), Professor Krishna Kanta Handiqui felicitation volume, Guwahati, Assam, pp. 138-147.
1985 “Modern proza in het Bengali.” De Gids 148: 176-182.
1986 “From Bhakti to Prapatti – the theory of grace in the Pāñcarātra system.” In: W. Morgenroth (ed.), Sanskrit and World Culture, Berlin (Schriften zur Geschichte und Kultur des Alten Orients 18), pp. 537-542.
1986 & Richard F. Gombrich, “Kings, power and the Goddess.” South Asia Research 6: 123-137.
1987 & Emmie te Nijenhuis, Sacred songs of India: Dīkṣitar’s cycle of hymns to the goddess Kamalā, part I: Musicological and religious analysis, text and translation, Winterthur, Switzerland (Forum Ethnomusicologicum 3).
1988 “The Maṇḍala as an image of Man.” In: Richard F. Gombrich (ed.), Indian ritual and its exegesis, Delhi (Oxford University Papers on India 2,1), pp. 31-41.
1989 “The Pāñcarātra attitude to mantra.” In: Harvey P. Alper (ed.), Understanding mantras, Albany (SUNY series of Religious Studies), pp. 224-248.
1990 “Divine mother or cosmic destroyer: the paradox at the heart of the ritual life of Hindu women.” In: Alison Joseph (ed.), Through the devil’s gateway, women, religion and taboo, London (A Channel four book, SPCK), pp. 50-59.
1991 “A monist’s love of God: Madhusūdana Sarasvatī’s definition of bhakti.” In: Debabrata Sen Sharma and Manabendra Banerjee (eds), Prajñājyoti: professor Gopikamohan Bhattacharya commemoration volume, Kurukshetra, pp. 233-243.
“The Buddha avatāra.” In: Sodo Mori et al. (eds), Studies in Buddhism and culture in honour of Professor Egacu Mayda, Tokyo, pp. 175-180.
“Women in the Śaiva/Śākta ethos.” In: Julia Leslie (ed.), Role and rituals for Hindu women, London, pp. 193-209.
1992 “Empirical time and the Vyūhāntara Gods in the Pāṇcarātra.” In: A.W. van den Hoek, D.H.A. Kolff, M.S. Oort (eds), Ritual, state and history in South Asia: essays in honour of J.C. Heesterman, Leiden: Brill, pp. 164-178.
“Yoga and antaryāga in Pāñcarātra.” In: T. Goudrian (ed.), Ritual and speculation in early Tantrism: studies in honor of André Padoux, Albany, N.Y. (SUNY series in Tantric studies), pp. 175-208.
1995 “Sarasvatī Vāc : the sacral word and the Supreme cosmic Goddess.” In: Kalyan Kumar Das Gupta Felicitation Volume, Calcutta, pp. 337-350.
& Mineke Schipper, Een wenkbrauw als een wilgeblad: Aziatische spreekwoorden en zegswijzen over vrouwen, Baarn: Ambo.
1996 “Pṛthivī/bhūmi.” Kalātattvakośa, vol. 3, New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, pp. 363-399.
2000 “Lālan Fakir: the confluence of Islam and Hindi popular mysticism.” In: M.K. Gautam and G.H. Schokker (eds), Bhakti in current research 1982-85: proceedings of the third international conference on devotional literature in the New Indo-Aryan languages, Noordwijkerhout 1985, Lucknow (Kern Institute miscellanea 10), pp. 205-225.
“The worship of Kālī according to the Toḍala Tantra.” In: David Gordon White (ed.), Tantra in Practice, Princeton (Princeton Readings in Religions), pp. 463-488.
“The goddess, women and their rituals in Hinduism.” In: Mandakranta Bose (ed.), Faces of the feminine in ancient, medieval, and modern India, New York-Oxford OUP, pp. 87-105.
2003 “The domestication of a goddess: Caraṇa-tīrtha Kālīghāṭ, the Mahāpīṭha of Kālī.” In: Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal (eds), Encountering Kālī: in the margins, at the center, in the west, Barkeley, University of California Press, pp. 60-79.
2006 Advaita Vedanta and Vaiṣṇavism: the philosophy of Madhusūdana Sarasvatī, London (Routledge Hindu Studies Series).
2009 “Once upon a time the Supreme Power: the theological rise and fall of Lakṣmī in Pāñcarātra scriptures.” In: Cynthia Ann Humes and Rachel Fell Mc.Dermott (eds), Breaking boundaries with the goddess: new directions in the study of Śāktism: essays in honor of Narendra Nath Bhattacharyya, New Delhi, pp. 15-33.
2013 The cosmic play of power: goddess, Tantra and women, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.
2018 “Lalitā, the graceful and enchanting goddess of Kāñcipuram.” In: Mandakranta Bose (ed.), The Goddess, Oxford, Oxford University Press (The Oxford History of Hinduism), pp. 65-77.