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Dr. Jayandra Soni

Lecturer (Wintersemester 1991-92 till Wintersemester 2011-12)
E-Mail: soni@staff.uni-marburg.de



Short curriculum vitae

born in Stanger, Natal, South Africa

in 1947.

1972: B.A. University of Durban-Westville, Durban. South Africa.

1975: M.A. (Philosophy) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

Thesis: "The Problem of Alienation in Modern European Thought".

1978: Ph.D. (Philosophy) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
Thesis: "The Human Predicament: A Critique of Some Philosophical Perspectives."

1987: Ph.D. (Religious Studies) McMaster University, Hamilton. Ontario, Canada.
Thesis: "Toward an Understanding of Man in Saiva Siddhanta: A Study in Philosophical Anthropology."
Published as Philosophical Anthropology in Saiva Siddhanta, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1989.

October 1991 till retirement at the end of April 2012: Lecturer at the University of Marburg, Department of Indology and Tibetology to teach Indian Languages (Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati) and Indian Philosophy.

Postal address with effect from May 2012: Poltenweg 4, A-6080 Vill/Innsbruck, Austria. Europe

Telephone: +43-512-376121

Knowledge of Languages: English, German, Gujarati (mother tongue), Hindi, Sanskrit.


Publications since 2009

2015a - edited with Luitgard Soni: Sanmati. Essays in Honour of Professor Hampa Nagarajaiah. Bengaluru Sapna Book House. Article: “A Sketch of Jaina Epistemology”, pp. 377–382.

2015b - “Aspects of philosophy in the Ṣaṭkhaṇḍāgama. In Peter Flügel and Olle Qvarnström (eds): Jaina Scriptures and Philosophy. London/NewYork: Rputledge, pp. 133–144.

2014a - edited together with M. Pahlke and C. Cüppers: Buddhist and Jaina Studies. Proceedings of the Conference in Lumbini, February 2013. Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute.

2014b - “Some aspects of the tension between rationality and wisdom in Indian Philosophies” in Europa Forum Philosophie 63. Nordhausen, Germany: Verlag Traugott Bautz, pp. 16–29.

2014 c: with Luitgard Soni: “Right Belief: The Jaina View”. In: He Is not Far From Any of Us: Festschrift für Hans-Jürgen Findeis. Ed. by: Annakutty Valiamangalam K. Findeis, et al. Bonn: Bier pp. 631–636.

2013 - Prabhacandra's Status in the History of Jaina Philosophy. International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 8 (2013) 1-13. See: http://www.soas.ac.uk/research/publications/journals/iijs/file88721.pdf

2012a - Jaina Studies. Proceedings of the DOT 2010 Panel in Marburg, Germany, edited by Jayandra Soni. New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan. My own contribution: Introduction pp. 1-5 and the article "Jaina Epistemology Revisited: On Erroneous Cognition", pp. 97-112. See: "http://www.adityaprakashan.com/index.php"

2012b - together with Luitgard Soni: "Sanskrit Studies in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. 1950-2010". Sixty Years of Sanskrit Studies Vol. 2: Countries other than India. Ed. Radhavallabh Tripathi. Delhi: Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan.

2011a - "Five in One: A Report on Jaina Events in Karnataka". School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Centre of Jaina Studies, Newsletter, March 2011, Issue 6, pp. 17-19. See: http://www.soas.ac.uk/jainastudies/newsletter/

2011b - Edited together with John Raymaker: "Focus On Global Ethics", Journal of Religious Ethics, vol. 39.2, June 2011, pp. 193-260. The focus issue contains a "Focus Introduction" by the editors (193-203) and articles by Sumner B. Twiss, Shanta Premawardhana and Ariane Hentsch Cisneros. See: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291467-9795

2010 - "Patanjali's Yoga as Therapeia" in Philosophy as Therapeia. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement: 66. Edited by Jonardon Ganeri and Clare Carlisle. Cambridge: University Press, pp. 219-232.

2009a - "A Section of Vidyanandin's Critique of Buddhism" in Pasadikadanam. Festschrift für Bhikkhu Pasadika, ed. Straube, et al. Marburg: Indica et Tibetica Verlag, pp. 449-458.

2009b - Review of Rakshasa's Ring by Vishakhadatta, edited and translated by Michael Coulson (Clay Sanskrit Library). Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft, 159/2, pp. 495-497.

2009c - Biogramme und Werkbeschreibungen der Gujarati-Literatur in Kindlers Literatur Lexikon, 3., völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage. Hrsg. von Heinz Ludwig Arnold. Stuttgart/Weimar: Verlag J. B. Metzler.

2009d - Review of Sundar Sarukkai: Indian Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, New Delhi: Centre for Studies in Civilizations, 2005. In International Journal of Hindu Studies 13, 2, pp. 235-238.

2009e - Zusammen mit Ram Adhar Mall: Kleines Lexikon der indischen Philosophie. Freiburg/München: Verlag Karl Alber (in der Reihe "Welten der Philosophie" 1).

Publications until 2008:

See: http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb10/iksl/indologie/fachgebiet/mitarbeiter/soni



Indologie und Tibetologie, Deutschhausstr. 12, D-35032 Marburg
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