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.


Online Publications

The Smārta Śāktism of South India: Lalitātriśatīstotra, The Hymn of the Three Hundred Epithets of the Goddess Lalitā

Edited with a brief introduction, an annotated English translation, and an appendix containing the Nāmāvalī
September 3, 2017

Śākta Procedures for Weather Control and other Supernatural Effects through Power over Nāgas: Gāruḍika Passages in the Jayadrathayāmala

February 11, 2015


An Inscription on the Pedestal of a Kashmirian Buddha

Extracted with minor revisions from a letter to John Siudmak dated March 17, 2010


An Outline of Brahmanism (CA. 900 C.E.)

Lectures delivered in All Souls College in Michaelmas Term 1993


Yoga in Śaivism

The Yoga Section of the Mṛgendratantra. An Annotated Translation of the Text with the Commentary of Bhaṭṭa Nārāyaṇakaṇṭha

(Unpublished draft, 1999)


A printout of my notes (2005) on Helmut Krasser’s ‘On the Dates and Works of Śaṅkaranandana’ (2002)

February 18, 2010



an anonymous text promoting pilgrimage to the temple of the goddess Śāradā in Kashmir, attributed to the Bhṛṅgīśasaṃhitā, edited from a manuscript in the Stein collection of the Bodleian Library, Oxford

September 3 - 4, 2010


The Role of Textual Scholarship in the Scientific Study of India’s Past

The first of three addresses concluding the Colloquium Les Sources et le Temps organized by the Centre d’Indologie of the EFEO, Pondicherry, 11–13.

January 1997