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Bio-Data of Professor Godabarisha Mishra

Professor Godabarisha Mishra joined as Member Secretary of the Council on the 7th of September 2007. Professor Mishra received his Ph.D. from the University of Madras and his doctoral thesis was on “Philosophy of Upanishads: An Analytical Exposition.” Before joining ICPR, he was working as a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Madras. Earlier, he served as an Editor of the Journal of Oriental Research at Kuppuswami Shastri Research Institute, Chennai from 1985 to 1988. His areas of specialization are Vedanta, Buddhism and Phenomenology.

Besides four books, Professor Mishra has more than forty research papers on Classical and Contemporary Indian Thought and Comparative Philosophy, published in national and international journals. His publications include Anubhutiprakasa of Vidaranya (1992) and Sivajnanabodha-sangraha-bhasya of Sivagrayogin, (1993). Paramapara : Essays in Honour of R. Balasubramanian co-edited with Srinivasa Rao has been published by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research in 2003. He has participated in many seminars and conferences in India and abroad.

He has been involved in various research projects: Jyotirbrahmana of Brhadaranyakopanisad-bhasya-vartika of Surevara – a Critical Edition, Translation and Study (sponsored by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi); Naresvarapariksa of Sadyojyotis with the commentary Prakasa of Bhatta Ramakantha – A Critical Edition, Translation and Study (Minor Project of UGC); Advaita Vedanta Tradition : Its History and Philosophy – UGC Major Project.

He was awarded the Charles Wallace visiting Fellowship at Oxford University, UK, in 1995. Professor Mishra has visited British Universities such as Cambridge, New Castle, Manchester and King’s College, London where he had opportunities to interact with the students and faculty members. In 1996, he was invited to Germany by the Adyar Theosophische Verlagsgesellschaft and delivered talks at the Department of Indology, Tübingen University. He has participated in the International Congress of Vedanta Conference at Miami University Oxford, Ohio, USA several times and has visited a few American Universities like Pennsylvania University, Rennsslaer Polytechnic, Troy and Toledo University, Toledo. He was invited as a Visiting academic to teach Graduate and Post-graduate students at Oriental Institute, and Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, University of Oxford, UK. He has been a visiting faculty of Oxford University, UK and also Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius.

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