Srinivasan Kalyanaraman (C.P.Ramaswamy Inst. of Indological Research)
submitted: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 03:58:06 -0700
20/7 Warren Road
Mylapore, Madras 600004 India
Description of work:
Major areas of interest:
INDOLOGY, SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGES, LANGUAGE COMPETENCE IN NEUROSCIENCES,
VEDIC STUDIES, INDUS SCRIPT AND CIVILIZATION, COMPUTING IN SOUTH ASIAN
LANGUAGES, GENERAL SEMANTICS
My education was in India and the Philippines. I got my Ph.D. in Public
Admn. from the University of the Philippines. Early education was in
Andhra Pradesh and Annamalai University in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil media.
I also studied Sanskrit as second language.
I have just retired five years ahead of time, from Asst. Controllership in
the Asian Development Bank after serving for 17 years. I want to devote
the rest of my life to Indology studies.
I have contributed on Indian Alchemy to the late Prof. Debiprasad
Chattopadhyaya's History of Science and Technology in Ancient India and
also articles on Indus Script, language and civilization to journals. I
have published a novel: Dream Children; and Public Administration in Asia,
a comparative study of Dev. admn. in six asian countries.
My subject areas of interest are:
1) Soma in the Rigveda;
2) Indus-Sarasvati civilization, language, and script; comparative
lexemes of South Asian languages (A New York Publisher is bringing out a
2500 page comparative,etymological dictionary of mine of 25+ South Asian
languages on a CD-ROM; this sets up a paradigm of South Asian lingua
franca; this work proves the semantic unity of South Asian lingua franca
and that 'semantically' Dravidian and Indo-Aryan (also Vedic) and Munda
Etymological dictionaries can be combined into one dictionary);
3) development of computing in south asian languages (a CD-ROM with 1500+
fonts has been published.);
4) philogeny in neurosciences.
I will work with the C. P. Ramaswamy Institute of Indological Research at
1-A Eldams Road, Mylapore, Madras 600004.
I will be happy to provide any logistic support or assistance required
from India for scholars interested in south asian studies.