Natasja Bosma

1981 –
Sanskrit, Hinduism, iconography

Curriculum vitae

1981born in Zevenhuizen on November 15
2001-2003studied psychology, University of Groningen
2003-2006studied religious studies, University of Groningen
2006-2008research master religious symbols and traditions, University of Groningen
2006-2014lecturer iconography, University of Groningen
2008-2018research assistant (aio) in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, as a member of a NWO programme

Special activities and positions

  • (Co)organizer of the symposium Epigraphical evidence for the formation and rise of early Śaivism: the religious landscape at the time of the composition and spread of the Skandapurāṇa in Groningen, 4-5 June 2012
  • Participant in conferences in London, Paris, Vienna, India, Cardiff and Naples, 2008-
  • Fieldwork in Chhattisgarh (India)
  • Participant at Leiden Summer School in Indology, 2006, 2007 and 2010



2008 “The Mansar sculptures & Ajanta.” In: Hans T. Bakker (ed.), Mansar: the discovery of Pravareśvara and Pravarapura, temple and residence of the Vākāṭaka King Pravarasena II: proceedings of a symposium at the British Museum, London, 30 June – 1 July 2008, Groningen: Library of the University of Groningen, e-book
2010  “Śaivism in Tālā and the Devarāṇī doorway,” poster presentation at the 20th conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art, 4 – 9 July 2010, University of Vienna, Austria, presentation
2013  & Nina Mirnig, “Introduction.” Indo-Iranian Journal 56,3-4 (special issue based on papers given at the symposium Epigraphical Evidence for the Formation and Rise of Early Śaivism, which was held at the University of Groningen, 4–5 June 2012): 201-204.
“The Bāleśvara temple complex of Śivagupta: epigraphical evidence for the Śaiva Siddhānta and Soma Siddhānta traditions in Dakṣiṇa Kosala.” Indo-Iranian Journal 56,3-4: 245-261.
2018 Dakṣiṇa Kosala: a rich centre of early Śaivism. Groningen: Barkhuis. – PhD thesis Groningen University.