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Tolerance, Exclusivity, Inclusivity, and Persecution in Indian Religion During the Early Mediaeval Period.

In Honoris Causa: Essays in Honour of Aveek Sarkar, edited with a foreword by John Makinson (Allen Lane, 2015), pp. 155–224.


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 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, predominantly prescriptive and predominantly in Sanskrit but also in regional languages,  from the early centuries of the common era onwards, including the Śākta developments, with the primary aim of providing scholars with a chronologically ordered map of the main divisions of this literature, their interlocking religious contexts, and the regions in which the texts were composed where evidence is available. The survey takes in not only published works but also many texts at present accessible only in manuscripts, whose study during the last four decades by myself and others in tandem with the study of inscriptions and other non-prescriptive records is radically altering our understanding of the development, character, reach, and weight of the traditions that produced these texts. The survey is comprehensive to the extent that it covers all the major branches of the religion of which I have become aware during this period; but in the case of some of these branches, especially those that developed or continued to develop from the twelfth century down to the recent past, it has been feasible to mention only the major among the works that have reached us and, among minor and ancillary texts, such as anonymous ritual handbooks and devotional hymns, only some examples.

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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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"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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"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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"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 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

2009

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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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“The Śaiva Exegesis of Kashmir.”

In: Mélanges tantriques à la mémoire d’Hélène Brunner / Tantric Studies in Memory  of Hélène Brunner, edited by Dominic Goodall and André Padoux, Pondicherry: Institut français d'Indologie / École française d’Extrême-Orient, 2007. Collection Indologie 106, pp. 231–442 and (bibliography) pp. 551–582. 

2007

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“The Date of Sadyojyotis and Brhaspati.”

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

2007

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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. 

2007

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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. 

2006

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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.)

2005

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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. 

2005

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“Remarks on the Text of the Kubjikāmatatantra.”

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

2002

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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. 

2001

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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.

1995

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Vajrayāna: Origin and Function.

In: Buddhism into the Year 2000. International Conference Proceedings, Bangkok and Los Angeles: Dhammakāya Foundation (1995), pp. 89-102. 

1995

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“The Sarvāstivāda and its Critics: Anātmavāda and the Theory of Karma.”

In: Buddhism into the Year 2000. International Conference Proceedings, Bangkok and Los Angeles: Dhammakāya Foundation (1995), pp. 33-48.

1995

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Conférences de M. Alexis Sanderson, Directeur d’études associé.

In: Annuaire, Résumés des conférences et travaux, École pratique des Hautes Études, Ve Section—Sciences Religieuses, XCIX (1990–91), pp. 141–144. (Actual publication date: 1993.)  A previously unpublished eight-page English summary of the lectures, which constitutes a good introduction to basic issues in the study of Śaivism.

1993

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“The Doctrine of the Mālinīvijayottaratantra.”

In Ritual and Speculation in Early Tantrism. Studies in Honour of André Padoux, ed. T. Goudriaan. Albany: State University of New York Press (1992), pp. 281-312.

1992

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The Visualization of the Deities of the Trika.”

In L'Image Divine: Culte et Méditation dans l'Hindouisme, edited by A. Padoux. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (1990), pp. 31-88.

1990

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Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions.

In The World's Religions, edited by S. Sutherland, L. Houlden, P. Clarke and F. Hardy. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul (1988), pp. 660-704. Reprinted in The World's Religions: The Religions of Asia, edited by F. Hardy. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul (1990), pp. 128-72. 

“Śaivism in Kashmir.” In: The Encyclopedia of Religion, edited by Mircea Eliade. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, volume 13 (1987), pp. 16–17. 

“Trika Śaivism.” In: The Encyclopedia of Religion, edited by Mircea Eliade. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, volume 13 (1987), pp. 15–16. 

“Krama Śaivism.” In: The Encyclopedia of Religion, edited by Mircea Eliade. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, volume 13 (1987), pp. 14–15. 

“Abhinavagupta.” In: The Encyclopedia of Religion, edited by Mircea Eliade. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, volume 1 (1987), pp.8–9. 

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Mandala and Āgamic Identity in the Trika of Kashmir.

In Mantras et Diagrammes Rituelles dans l'Hindouisme, ed. Andre Padoux. Équipe no. 249 'L'hindouisme: textes, doctrines, pratiques.'  Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (1986), pp. 169-214.

1986

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“Purity and Power among the Brāhmans of Kashmir.”

In The Category of the Person: Anthropology, Philosophy, History, eds. M. Carrithers, S. Collins and S. Lukes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1985), pp. 190-216. 

1985

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