Dory Heilijgers-Seelen

1949 –
Sanskrit, Hindu Tantrism

Curriculum vitae

1949born in Arnhem on August 21
1968final examination gymnasium B, Vaals
1969-1976medical analyst; examination in 1972 (Arnhem, Heerlen, Utrecht)
1976-1983Indological studies, Utrecht University
1976-1993(assistant) librarian (part-time), department of Indian Languages, Utrecht University
1985-1989research assistant Indian languages (part-time), Utrecht University
1992PhD under the supervision of H.W. Bodewitz, Utrecht University
1993-1996postdoc researcher Indian studies, Leiden University
1993-1998assistant librarian of the Indological Kern Institute, Leiden University
1998-2011librarian of the Indological Kern Institute, Leiden University
2011-presentongoing research


1990 “The doctrine of the Ṣaṭcakra according to the Kubjikāmata.” In: T. Goudriaan (ed.), The Sanskrit tradition and Tantrism, Leiden (Panels of the VIIth world Sanskrit conference, Leiden 1987), pp. 56-65.
1991 “Bibliography of publications by J. Gonda (1970-1991).” In: J. Gonda, Selected studies, vol. VI, 1, Leiden, pp. xiii-xxiv.
1994 The system of five cakras in Kubjikāmatatantra 14-16, Groningen: Forsten (Groningen Oriental Studies 9). – PhD thesis Utrecht 1992.
2000 “The Kern Institute.” In: N.C. Bonouvrié (ed.), Guide to the Kern Institute, published on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, Leiden, pp. 3-13.
Review ‘Two early Shaiva Siddhānta texts’ of: H. Brunner-Lachaux, Somaśambhupaddhati, vol. 4, Pondichéry 1998; and of: D. Goodall, Bhaṭṭarāmakaṇṭhaviracitā Kiraṇavṛttiḥ, vol. 1, Pondichéry 1998. IIAS Newsletter 22, p. 18.
2002 “The Kern Institute.” In: Special collections: a guide to the collections of Leiden University Library and neighbouring institutions, Leiden: Scaliger Institute, pp. 87-93.
2003 Review of: M.S.G. Dyczkowski, The cult of the goddess Kubjikā: a preliminary comparative textual and anthropological survey of a secret Newar goddess, Stuttgart 2001. AS/EA 57: 383-387.
2008 “The Kern Institute Library.” In: [Neelam D. Sabharwal, ambassador of India, ed.], Changing images: lasting visions: India and the Netherlands [collection of 35 essays published on the occasion of 400 years of Indo-Dutch relations], Amsterdam, pp. 82-84.
2014 & Bhaswati Bhattacharya, Alied de Cock, Hanneke ’t Hart (red.), ‘Mijn Reis in India’, de dagboeken en foto’s van Jan Kornelis de Cock in India en Sri Lanka, 1909-1910, met een inleiding door Bhaswati Bhattacharya, Leiden-Groningen (Kern Institute Miscellanea 14).
2019 & Jan Houben and Karel van Kooij (eds). Henk Bodewitz, Vedic cosmology and ethics: selected studies. Leiden: Brill (Gonda Indological Studies 19).