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CHRA members have contributed a number of significant research publications since the founding of the Centre.


Brodbeck, Simon, ‘Harivamsha.’ In Alf Hiltebeitel (ed.-in-chief), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Hinduism. New York: Oxford University Press.

Brodbeck, Simon, 'Some Textological Observations on the Analytic and Synthetic Modes.' In Vishwa Adluri (ed.), Ways and Reasons for Thinking about the Mahabharata as a Whole, pp. 135–54. Pune: Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.

Brodbeck, Simon, 'The Story of Savitri in the Mahabharata: a Lineal Interpretation.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 23.4, pp. 527–49.


Brodbeck, Simon, 'Putrika Interpretation of the Mahabharata.' Samskritavimarshaha: Journal of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan 6, pp. 143–59.

Brodbeck, Simon, 'Vaishampayana's Mahabharata Patriline.' In John Brockington (ed.), Battle, Bards and Brahmins (Papers of the 13th World Sanskrit Conference, vol. 2), pp. 1–38. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Brodbeck, Simon,  Genealogy and History in South Asia, edited by Simon Brodbeck and James M. Hegarty. Religions of South Asia 5.1–2 (special issue) (for 2011).

Brodbeck, Simon, 'Solar and Lunar Lines in the Mahabharata.' Religions of South Asia 5.1–2 (for 2011), pp. 127–52.

Brodbeck, Simon, 'Genealogy and History in South Asia (Religions of South Asia, Special Issue): Introduction', by eds Simon Brodbeck and James M. Hegarty. Religions of South Asia 5.1–2 (for 2011), pp. 5–28.

Hegarty, James, What need has he of the waters of Pushkara? The Narrative Construction of tirtha in the Sanskrit Mahabharata, in Battles, Bards and Brahmins: Papers of the 13th World Sanskrit Conference, John Brockington ed., Motilal Barnarsidass, 2012, pp. 129-157.

Hegarty, James, 'Etymology, Genealogy and History in Early South Asia', Religions of South Asia, 5.1-2, pp. 79-103 (for 2011).


Appleton, Naomi, ‘In the Footsteps of the Buddha? Women and the Bodhisatta Path in Theravāda Buddhism’, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, 27/1 (2011): 33-51.

Appleton, Naomi, ‘Jātaka’ in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Buddhism, edited by Richard Payne (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Cover of James Hegarty's book.

Brodbeck, Simon, 'The Rejection of Śakuntalā in the Mahābhārata: Dynastic Considerations', in Saswati Sengupta and Deepika Tandon (eds), Revisiting Abhijñānaśākuntalam: Love, Lineage and Language in Kālidāsa's Nāṭaka (Hyderabad:Orient Blackswan, 2011), 219–238.

Brodbeck, Simon, ‘Analytic and Synthetic Approaches in Light of the Critical Edition of the Mahābhārata and Harivamśa’, Journal of Vaishnava Studies 19/2 (2011), 223–250.

Brodbeck, Simon, ‘Sanskrit epics: the Rāmāyaṇa, Mahābhārata and Harivaṃśa’, in Jessica Frazier (ed.), The Continuum Companion to Hindu Studies (London: Continuum, 2011), 83–99.

Brodbeck, Simon, ‘Mahābhārata’, ‘Bhagavad Gītā’, and ‘Rāmāyana’, in Alf Hiltebeitel (ed.-in-chief), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Hinduism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).

Hegarty, James, Religion, Narrative and Public Imagination in Early South Asia: Past and Place in the Sanskrit Mahabharata (Routledge, Hindu Studies Series, 2011)

Hegarty, James, ‘Hagiography and the Religious Imaginary in Eighteenth Century Punjab’ in Time, History and the Religious Imaginary in South Asia, Anne Murphy ed.,  Routledge, 2011, pp. 133-150.

Hegarty, James, ‘Kirtan and Katha in the asa amdesa (Song and Story in the Land of Hope and Fear): Narratives of the life of Guru Nanak as canonical commentary in the Sikh Panth’ in Kanonisierung und Kanonbildung in der asiatischen Religiongeschichte, Max Deeg et al ed., Östereichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2011, pp.131-160.


Cover image from Naomi Appleton's book Jataka Stories in Theravada Buddhism

Appleton, Naomi, Jātaka Stories in Theravāda Buddhism: Narrating the Bodhisatta Path (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010).

Appleton, Naomi, ‘Temptress on the Path: Women as Objects and Subjects in Buddhist Jātaka Stories’ in Pamela Anderson (ed.) New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Contestations and Transcendence Incarnate (Dordrecht: Springer, 2010), 103-115.

Deeg, M., 'Has Huichao Been Back to India? On a Chinese Inscription on the Back of a Pāla Bronze and the Chronology of Indian Esoteric Buddhism', in Eli Franco (ed.), Festschrift Dieter Schlingloff zum achtzigsten Geburtstag (Lumbini: Lumbini International Research Institute, 2010), 197-213.

Deeg, M., 'Zwischen Spannung und Harmonie: Das Problem von Chronologie und Synchronologie in der frühen chinesischen buddhistischen Historiographie (Between Tension and Harmony: The Problem of Chronology and Syn-chronology in early Chinese Buddhist Historiography)', in P. Schalk, M. Deeg, O. Freiberger, Ch. Kleine, Astrid van Nahl (ed.), Geschichten und Geschichte. Historiographie und Hagiographie in der asiatischen Religionsgeschichte (Stories and History. Historiography and Hagiography in the History of Asian Religions) (Uppsala: Uppsala Universitet, 2010), 97-139.

Deeg, M., 'Chips from a Biographical Workshop – Early Chinese Biographies of the Buddha: The Late Birth of Rāhula and Yaśodharā’s Extended Pregnancy', in Linda Covill, Ulrike Rösler and Sarah Shaw (ed.), Lives Lived – Lives Imagined. Biography in the Buddhist Traditions (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2010), 49-88.

Deeg, M., 'Creating religious terminology – A comparative approach to the Early Chinese Translations', Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (ed. Birgit Kellner, Helmut Krasser), 2010 (double issue 2008, 1 and 2): 83-118.

Ferlanti, Federica, ‘The New Life Movement in Jiangxi Province, 1934–1938’, Modern Asian Studies, 44/5 (2010), 961-1000.

Hegarty, James, ‘The Pedagogic Past: Historical and Geographical Imagination in Eighteenth Century Punjab’ in Oliver Freiberger et al (ed.) Geschicten und Geschichte: Historiographie and Hagiographie in der asiatischen Religionsgeschichte, Acta Universitatis Upaliensis, Historia Religionum, 30 (2010), 517-548.


Cover image of Simon Brodbeck's 2009 book.

Brodbeck, Simon, The Mahābhārata Patriline: Gender, Culture, and the Royal Hereditary (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009).

Brodbeck, Simon, ‘The Bhāradvāja Pattern in the Mahābhārata’ in Petteri Koskikallio (ed.) Parallels and Comparisons (Proceedings of the 4th Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Puranas; Zagreb: Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2009), 137–179.

Brodbeck, Simon, ‘Husbands of Earth: Kshatriyas, Females, and Female Kshatriyas in the Strīparvan of the Mahābhārata’ in Robert P. Goldman and Muneo Tokunaga (eds) Epic Undertakings (Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference, vol. 2; Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2009), 33–63.

Deeg, M., Das Lotos Sutra (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2007; second edition 2009).

Deeg, M. (with Iain Gardner), 'Indian influence on Mani reconsidered – The case of Jainism', International Journal of Jain Studies (online) 5.2 (2009), 1-30.

Deeg, M., 'Maritime Routes in the Indian Ocean in Early Times According to Chinese Buddhist Texts', in Ralph Kauz (ed.), Interaction on the Maritime Silk Road: From the Persian Gulf to the East China Sea (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz-Verlag, 2009).

Deeg, M., 'Abhayagirivihāra – Geschichte und “Geschichte” eines ceylonesischen Klosters' (Abhayagirivihāra – History and “Story” of a Ceylonese Monastery), in Thomas Hase, Johannes Graul, Katharina Neef, Judith Zimmermann (eds.), Mauss – Buddhismus – Devianz. Festschrift für Heinz Mürmel zum 65. Geburtstag (Marburg: diagonal-Verlag, 2009), 137-153.

Deeg, M., 'Writing for the Emperor – Xuanzang Between Piety, Religious Propaganda, Intelligence, and Modern Imagination', in Martin Straube, Roland Steiner, Jayandra Soni, Michael Hahn, Mitsuyo Demoto (eds.), Pāsādikadānam. Festschrift für Bhikkhu Pāsādika (Marburg: Indica et Tibetica Verlag, 2009), 30-60.

Deeg, M., 'Der Buddha und die nāgas: Buddhistische Unterwerfungsmythen und Regenmagie' (The Buddha and the nāgas: Buddhist Myths of Submission and Rain Magic), in Hōrin.Vergleichende Studien zur japanischen Kultur 15 (2008), (München: Judicium Verlag, 2009), 91-114.

Deeg, M., 'From the Iron-Wheel to Bodhisattvahood: Aśoka in Buddhist Culture and Memory', in Patrick Olivelle (ed.), Aśoka in History and Historic Memory (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2009), 109-144.

Deeg, M., 'Ways to go and not to go in the contextualisation of the Jingjiao-documents of the Tang period', in Dietmar W. Winkler, Li Tang (eds.), Hidden Treasures and Intercultural Encounters. Studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia, Proceedings of the second Jingjiao Conference (University of Salzburg, Berlin, Wien: LIT, 2009; orientalia – patristica – oecumenica, vol.1), 135-152.

Hegarty, James, ‘Rethinking the Guru: Towards a Typology of Religious Domination in Pre-colonial Pañjāb’, Religions of South Asia 3/2 (2009), 183-203.

Cover image of Will Johnson's Dictionary of Hinduism.

Hegarty, James, ‘On Platial Imagination in the Sanskrit Mahābhārata’, International Journal of Hindu Studies 13/2 (2009), 163-87.

Johnson, W. J., The Oxford Dictionary of Hinduism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, paperback 2010).



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