Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj Chair Professor

Prof. K.S.Kannan
Room No.: HSB340
Tel: +91 44 2247 4546
E-Mail: ks.kannan.2000@gmail.com
Website: www.kskannan.com

SELECT AWARDS/RECOGNITION:

  • 2019 Conferred D.Litt (Honoris Causa) by Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidya Peetha, Tirupati.
  • 2019 Senior Fellow, Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR), (MHRD, Govt. of India), New Delhi.
  • 2018 Nominated Member of the Society, Indian Institute of Advanced, Studies (IIAS), Shimla (Nominated by MHRD, Govt. of India).
  • 2007 “Vidyānidhi” – Title conferred by HH Rangapriya Swamiji, Bangalore. 1990 International Merit Award for Paper on Machine Translation (from Sanskrit to English).

SELECT PUBLICATIONS:

1. Edited Works

  • 2018 (284 pp) Western Indology on Rasa: A Pūrvapakṣa (Collection of papers – Part 4 as a part of Reclaiming Sanskrit Series – Proceedings of Swadeshi Indology Conferences). Pub: Infinity Foundation India, Chennai.
  • 2018 (148 pp) Reclaiming Rāmāyaṇa (Monograph by Manjushree Hegde as a part of Reclaiming Sanskrit Series – Proceedings of Swadeshi Indology Conferences). Pub: Infinity Foundation India, Chennai.
  • 2018 (227 pp) Śāstra-s Through the Lens of Western Indology – a Response (Collection of papers – Part 2 as a part of Reclaiming Sanskrit Series – Proceedings of Swadeshi Indology Conferences). Pub: Infinity Foundation India, Chennai.
  • 2017 (277 pp) Western Indology and Its Quest for Power (Collection of papers – Part 1 as a part of Reclaiming Sanskrit Series – Proceedings of Swadeshi Indology Conferences). Pub: Infinity Foundation India, Chennai.

2. Bangalore University Publications*
(all annotated editions, prescribed for degree classes):

  • 2010 (198 pp) Madhurā Vijaya (A historical work in Sanskrit)
  • 2010 (208 pp) Kumāra Sambhava – Canto 5 (Famous epic of Kālidāsa)
  • 2010 (188 pp) Haṁsa Sandeśa – Canto 1 (Love-lyric of Vedānta Deśika)
  • 2005 (520 pp) Bhaimī Pariṇaya Nāṭaka Saṅgraha (A 20th century Sanskrit play)

3. (Sanskrit-English)*

  • 2018 (320 pp) Nārada Śilpaśāstra – Sanskrit Text on Architectural Civil Engineering (With R N Iyengar and S Y Wakankar). Pub: Jain University, Bangalore. ISBN – 978-93-853275-8-2
  • 2014 (160 pp) Bhagavad Gītā Śloka Pāda Sūcī (Quarter Index to Gītā Verses). Pub: Ramakrishna Math, Bangalore
  • 2011 (492 pp) Theoretical Foundations of Ayurveda. Pub: Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Bangalore.

4. (Sanskrit-Kannada)*

  • 2007 (200 pp) Sūkti Kośa (1000 subhāṣita-s with translation and references). Pub: Abhijnana, Bangalore
  • 2001 (120 pp) Itihāsa Purāṇa (A conspectus of Indian Epics and Purāṇa-s). Pub: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore
  • 2001 (640 pp) Virūpākṣa Vasantotsava Campū (A 14th century running commentary on a living temple ritual) Pub: Kannada University, Hampi
  • 1984 (188 pp) Kṛdanta Rūpa Kośa (Reference Work for Sanskrit Grammar). Pub: Bharati Prakashana, Bangalore
  • 1983 (264 pp) Dhātu Rūpa Kośa (Reference Work for Sanskrit Grammar). Pub: Bharati Prakashana, Bangalore

5. Translations*

  • 2013 (688 pp) Vibhinnate (Kannada Translation of Being Different (English original by Rajiv Malhotra)) Pub: Vasantha Prakashana, Bangalore.

6. Peer-reviewed articles published in journals such as*:

  • 2015 Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society, Bangalore – “Fauna in Upaniṣadic literature” (pp1-28). Vol 106, Issue 3, Jul-Sep 2015
  • 2014 Shruti Shobha (Journal published from Veda Vijnana Gurukula, Bangalore) – “The Symbolism of the Inverted Tree” (pp 3-13). Vol 1. Issue 1, April 2014
  • 2009 Eye of the Heart (La Trobe University, Australia) – “The Metaphysics of Ānanda-tāṇḍava, the Bliss-Dance” (pp 61-86); 2009, Issue 4
  • 2001 Journal of the Inter-University Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences (Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla) – “Kṛtrima-manīṣāyāṁ caitanya-tattvam”(=“The Concept of Consciousness in Artificial Intelligence”) (In Sanskrit) (pp 198-220). In Special Winter Issue; Vol 8 No.2.

7. Papers in National/International Conferences*

These include the ones organized by institutions and universities such as: ISOL Foundation (USA)
World Sanskrit Conferences (Canada)
University of Kelaniya (Srilanka)
Chinmaya International Foundation (Kerala),
Oriental Research Institute (Mysore),
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Bangalore),
Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (Bangalore), University of Hyderabad (Hyderabad),
The Mythic Society (Bangalore),
Academy of Sanskrit Research (Melukote),
Central Institute of Indian Languages (Mysore), University of Calicut (Kerala) and
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidya Peetha (Tirupati).

8. Invited Articles*

In volumes such as :
Swami Chinmayananda Birth Centenary Celebration Commemorative Volume (Chinmaya International Foundation, Kerala),
Aspects of Paninian Semantics (Sahitya Akademi, Delhi),
Śāstrajīvita – Prof. G V Abhivandana Sampuṭa (JSMandali, Bangalore), Bharatiya Samvedane (Rashtrakavi Govinda Pai Samshodhana Kendra, Udupi) and Shiva Tattva Ratnakara (Kannada University, Hampi)

9. Invited talks*

Over a hundred invited talks in fora such as :
International Gītā Forum (Singapore),
Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore),
Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore),
IGNCA (New Delhi),
IGNCA (Bangalore),
Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs (Bangalore),
SVV University (Tirupati),
Indian Institute of World Culture (Bangalore),
Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidya Peetha (Tirupati),
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Guruvayur),
International Institute of Pali, Sanskrit and Comparative Philosophy (Gulbarga), Chinmaya International Foundation (Veliyanad), and
Karnataka Samskrit University (Bangalore).

Also in TV Channels:

Doordarshan Chandana,
Udaya TV and
Sankara TV.

* For fuller details, kindly visit the website: www.kskannan.com

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