Jan Anthony Schoterman

1948 – 1989
Sanskrit, Hindu Tantrism, history of Sanskrit and Indian culture in Indonesia

Curriculum vitae

1948born in Amersfoort on March 27
gymnasium in Amersfoort
1968-1973studied Indo-Iranian and Dravidian languages, Utrecht University; student of among others J. Gonda
research assistant (ZWO), Utrecht University
1982PhD degree, UtrechtUniversity, supervisor H.W. Bodewitz
lecturer at the Kern Institute, Leiden University
research fellow of the KITLV, Leiden
1989died in Amersfoort on the 29th of June


  • Goudriaan, T., “In memoriam Jan Anthony Schoterman (1948-1989).” IIJ 33 (1990): 277-278.


1972 “Index of languages, of authors [and] of texts quoted.” In: J. Ensink and P. Gaeffke (eds), India Maior: congratulatory volume presented to J. Gonda, Leiden, pp. 241- 257.
1976 Contribution to: Catalogus Indiase Schilderkunst (Brussel).
1977 “Some remarks on the Kubjikāmatatantra.” ZDMG Suppl. 3,2 (Wolfgang Voigt (ed.), Vorträge XIX. Deutscher Orientalistentag, vom 28. September bis 4. Oktober 1975 in Freiburg im Breisgau): 932-940.
1979 “A note on Balinese Sanskrit.” BTLV 135,2/3: 323-346.
& H.I.R. Hinzler, “A preliminary note on two recently discovered MSS of the Nāgarakṛtāgama.” BTLV 135,4: 481-484.
1980 The Yoni Tantra, critical edition and translation, New Delhi (etc.).
& H.I.R. Hinzler, Het verhaal van Sumanā in Nepal op een ‘pauba’ anno 1859/60, Antwerpen (Verhandelingen van het Etnografisch Museum van de Stad Antwerpen 5). – Contains summaries in French, German and English.
“A link between Purāṇa and Tantra: Agnipurāṇa 143-147.” ZDMG Suppl. 4 (Wolfgang Voigt (ed.), Vorträge XX. Deutscher Orientalistentag vom 3. bis 8. Oktober in Erlangen): 344-347.
1981 “An introduction to Old Javanese Sanskrit dictionar­ies and grammars.” BTLV 137,4: 419-442.
1982 The Ṣaṭsāhasra Saṃhitā, chapters 1-5, ed., transl. and annotated, Leiden. – PhD thesis Utrecht; also published as Orientalia Rheno-Traiectina 27.
1983 “A magic kĕris from Kalimantan.” In: Ria Kloppenborg (ed.), Selected studies on ritual in the Indian religions: essays to D.J. Hoens, Leiden, pp. 148-157.
1984 “A note on two Malay silver and gold weights.” Mededelingenblad VVAK 14,4: 12-13.
1985 & A. Teeuw, “Jinārthiprakṛti: a monk’s ABC.” In: Sulastin Sutrisno e.a. (eds), Bahasa – Sastra-Budaya: ratna manikam untaian persembahan kepada prof. dr. P.J. Zoetmulder, Yogyakarta, pp. 202-239.
“The image of Bhṛkuṭī in meditation.” In: Antwerp’s Tibet Symposium 1971-1986, Antwerpen, pp. 83-94.
1986 Indonesische sporen in Tibet, lezing gehouden voor het Oosters Genootschap in Nederland te Leiden op 18 maart 1985, Leiden (Oosters Genootschap in Nederland 15).
1988 & T. Goudriaan (eds), The Kubjikāmatatantra: Kulālikāmnāya version, Leiden [etc.] (Orientalia Rheno-Traiectina 30).
1989 “Indiase labyrinten.” In: Tineke Chowdhury, Wiel Claessens, Wiel Logister (red.), Het kosmisch patroon: het vele en het ene in de godsdiensten, Tilburg, pp. 117-132.
1990† “Kubjikāmata Tantra: the Laghvikāmnāya version.” In: Teun Goudriaan (ed.), The Sanskrit tradition and Tantrism, Leiden (Panels of the VIIth world Sanskrit conference, Kern Institute, Leiden: Augustus 23-29, 1987, vol. 1), pp. 76-84.
1992† “The Kubjikā Upaniṣad and its Atharvavedic character.” 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. 313-326.
1994† & Teun Goudriaan (eds), The Kubjikā Upaniṣad, with a transl., introd., notes and appendices, Groningen (Groningen Oriental Studies 10).
“A surviving Amoghapāśa sādhana: its relation to the five main statues of Candi Jago.” In: Marijke J. Klokke and Pauline Lunsingh Scheurleer (eds), Ancient Indian sculpture, Leiden (Verhandelingen KITLV 165), pp. 154-177.