Position and review papers
In this section you will find articles, review papers, and other writings which seek to give an overview or a critical assessment of a topic of central importance to indological studies. The papers presented here are chosen for their scholarly acumen, intelligibility, and importance.
Dr Anthony Stone's [Transliteration Pages].
This website presents and discusses ISO 15919 Transliteration of Devanagari and related Indic scripts into Latin characters. ISO 15919, researched and authored by Dr Stone, with consultation within the community of indologists, is the International Standard governing Indic transliteration. These pages include tables giving equivalences of Indic characters with Unicode characters.
Richard Salomon, [On the Origin of the Early Indian Scripts].
Reprinted by kind permission of the American Oriental Society from the Society's Journal.
Lance S. Cousins, [The Dating of the Historical Buddha: A Review Article].
Reprinted by kind permission of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, from the Society's journal.
Vidyasankar Sundaresan, The Jyotirmath Sankaracarya Lineage in the 20th Century
[For a PDF version of Sundaresan please select this link] (full scholarly transliteration).
Although these are just email responses, they concisely mention many of the principal arguments on this issue. More discussion can be found in the archive by clicking "more|less on topic".
See also the book Vedic Hinduism (1992) by M. Witzel and S. Jamieson that is freely downloadable as a PDF.
Richard F. Gombrich, British Higher Education Policy in the last Twenty Years: The Murder of a Profession
Now, see also the paper delivered at the Rally of the Impossible Professions: Beyond the False Promises of Security, held at the London Society of the NLS in 2008
["Why Has British Education Gone So Wrong, and Why Can’t We Stop the Rot? Popper’s Nightmare", in Synthesis Philosophica 55–56 (1–2/2013): 31–37 (URL).]
Last modified: Sat Aug 13 17:15:06 2016