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Rajan Khatiwoda


Rajan Khatiwoda


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Curriculum vitae

Rajan Khatiwoda

D.o.B: 26.10.1984                            Nationality: Nepalese

Research Interests:

Sanskrit Language and Literature; Indian Philosophy; Śaivism; Buddhist Sanskrit; Pali Language, Literature and History; Buddhist Culture; Buddhist Logic; Manuscriptology; Epigraphy; Documents; Ancient and Modern History; Ancient and modern Law; Text Editing.

Previous Position:

Research Assistance/Cataloguer (August 2003 to March 2013)

Nepalese-German Manuscript Cataloguing Project (NGMCP), Nepal Research

Centre (NRC), Kathmandu Branch

University education:

MA (Honours) in Classical Indology (2008)

Nepal Sanskrit University, Balmeeki Vidyapeeth, Kathmandu.

BA (Honours) in Classical Indology and English Literature (2005)

Nepal Sanskrit University, Balmeeki Vidyapeeth, Kathmandu.

IA (Honours) in Classical Indology and English Literature (2002)

Nepal Sanskrit University, Balmeeki Vidyapeeth, Kathmandu.

School Leaving Certificate Level (2000) Kathmandu.

Teaching experience:

Series of tutorials on Indology, Kāvya, Sanskrit Language and Paleography for visiting graduate students in relation to the NGMCP, Nepal Research Centre. (E.g. Tutorials on Paleography and the Dohakośa; Tutorials on Paleography, Manuscriptology, Ancient Nepalese History and Śākta literature; Readings on the Dūrgasaptaśati and Śāktapramoda.

Workshops attended:

Workshop on the Maṇicūdajātaka, University of Pune, India, 1-5 September 2009. Coordinator: Dr. Albrecht Hanisch, Nepal Research Centre, Kathmandu. 

Early Tantra Workshop, École Française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Pondicherry, India, 23 – 24 September 2010. Coordinator: Prof. Harunaga Isaacson, Universty of Hamburg, Germany and Prof. Dominic Goodall, École Française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO), France

Workshop on Indian Buddhist Tantric Literature, Rangjung Yesche Institute, Bauddha, Kathmandu, 7 February-2 March, 2011. Coordinator: Prof. Harunaga Isaacson, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Spoken Languages: Nepali, English, Hindi, Tibetan (basic)

Scripts: Old Newari, Varieties of Newari, Maithili, Licchavi, Devanagari, Tibetan

Selected publications

Acyutāṣṭakavyākhyā by Vācaspati Panta: A testimony to Nepalese Scholarship,” in Abhilekha, National Archives (Kathmandu, 2012).

 “A Newly Discovered Manuscript of the Prakīrṇakacaityalakṣaṇa, an Old Sanskrit Treatise dealing with the Architectural Characteristic Features and Symbolic Representation of Stūpas, ”, in Journal of the Nepal Research Centre, (forthcoming).