In the last 32 years, Professor Sanderson has given us 1,700 pages of traditionally published articles, plus more than 500 pages of online publications, all meticulously researched, and all covering Śaiva, Vaishnava, and Buddhist Tantra in South and Southeast Asia. A complete list follows, most recent first. Most items are downloadable as PDFs.

 

Print Publications


The Niśvāsatattvasaṃhitā

The Earliest Surviving Śaiva Tantra. Volume 1.  A Critical Edition & Annotated Translation of the Mūlasūtra, Uttarasūtra & Nayasūtra. Ed. GOODALL in collaboration with Alexis SANDERSON & Harunaga ISAACSON with contributions of Nirajan KAFLE, Diwakar ACHARYA & others.

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Śaiva Texts

Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism, vol. 6, pp. 10–42, 2014
This is the text of The Śaiva Literature (Sanderson 2014) with the extensive annotation and bibliographical information removed and a few minor consequent revisions.

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The Date of Sadyojyotis and Brhaspati

In Cracow Indological Studies 8 (2006), pp. 39–91. (Actual publication date 2007.)

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The Śaiva Literature

Journal of Indological Studies (Kyoto), Nos. 24 & 25 (2012–2013), 2014, pp. 1–113.

This study is an analytic survey of the surviving religious literature of the Śaivas of India.

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Religion and the State: Śaiva Officiants in the Territory of the Brahmanical Royal Chaplain

(with an appendix on the provenance and date of the Netratantra).” In: Indo-Iranian Journal 47 (2004), pp. 229-300. (Actual publication date: 2005.)

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Śambhukṛpāmanoharastava of Rājānaka Ratnakaṇṭha

ed. Alexis Sanderson in Jürgen Hanneder, Stanislav Jager, and Alexis Sanderson, Ratnakaṇṭhas Stotras: Sūryastutirahasya, Ratnaśataka und Śambhukṛpāmanoharastava (Indologica Marpurgensia 5. München: Kirchheim Verlag, 2013), pp. 133–141.

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Remarks on the Text of the Kubjikāmatatantra

In: Indo-Iranian Journal 45, (2002), pp. 1-24. 

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The Śaiva Age: The Rise and Dominance of Śaivism during the Early Medieval Period

In: Genesis and Development of Tantrism,edited by Shingo Einoo. Tokyo: Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo, 2009. Institute of Oriental Culture Special Series, 23, pp. 41-350. A handout that outlines the 2005 lecture upon which this paper is based and sets forth the hypothesis is here

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The Impact of Inscriptions on the Interpretation of Early Śaiva Literature

Indo-Iranian Journal 56 (2013), pp. 211–244

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Kashmir

In: Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Volume One: Regions, Pilgrimage, Deities, edited by Knut A. Jacobsen. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009. Handbuch der Orientalistik. Zweite Abteilung, Indien, vol. 22, pp. 99–126. Note: this version has nearly forty 'sticky notes' which correct the errors in the text as published, errors introduced in the editorial process. The original version of the article as written is here: The Hinduism of Kashmir.

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The Lākulas: New evidence of a system intermediate between Pāñcārthika Pāśupatism and Āgamic Śaivism

Ramalinga Reddy Memorial Lectures, 1997. In: The Indian Philosophical Annual 24 (2006), pp. 143-217. 

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A Commentary on the Opening Verses of the Tantrasāra of Abhinavagupta

In Sāmarasya: Studies in Indian Arts, Philosophy, and Interreligious Dialogue in Honour of Bettina Bäumer, ed. Sadananda Das and Ernst Fürlinger. New Delhi: D.K. Printworld (2005), pp.89-148. 

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The Śaiva Religion Among the Khmers, Part I

In: Bulletin de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, 90-91 (2003-2004), pp. 349-463. 

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Ritual for Oneself and Ritual for Others

In: Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual vol. II: Body, Performance, Agency, and Experience, edited by Angelos Chaniotis et. al. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010.

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Atharvavedins in Tantric Territory:

TheĀngirasakalpa Texts of the Oriya Paippalādins and their Connection with the Trika and the Kālīkula, with critical editions of the Parājapavidhi, the Parāmantravidhi, and the *Bhadrakālī-mantravidhiprakarana.” In: The Atharvaveda and its Paippalāda Śākhā: Historical and Philological Papers on a Vedic Tradition, edited by Arlo Griffiths and Annette Schmiedchen. Aachen: Shaker Verlag, 2007. Geisteskultur Indiens: Texte und Studien, 11, Indologica Halensis, pp. 195-311.  

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History through Textual Criticism 

in the study of Śaivism, the Pañcarātra and the Buddhist Yoginītantras.” In: Les Sources et le temps. Sources and Time: A Colloquium, Pondicherry, 11-13 January 1997, edited by François Grimal. Publications du département d'Indologie 91. Pondicherry: Institut Français de Pondichéry/École Française d'Extrême-Orient (2001), pp. 1-47.

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Swami Lakshman Joo and His Place in the Kashmirian Śaiva Tradition

In: Samvidullāsah, edited by Bettina Bäumer and Sarla Kumar, New Delhi: D.K. Printworld, 2007, pp. 93–126. 

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Meaning in Tantric Ritual

In Essais sur le Rituel III: Colloque du Centenaire de la Section des Sciences religieuses de l'École Pratique des Hautes Études, edited by A.-M. Blondeau and K. Schipper. Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études, Sciences Religieuses, Volume CII. Louvain-Paris: Peeters (1995), pp. 15-95.

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