Dr. Jayaraman Mahadevan

Dr. Jayaraman Mahadevan is currently serving as Director, Research Department, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai, Scientific Industrial Research Organisation. He has a PhD in Sanskrit from the Department of Sanskrit, University of Madras, His thesis was titled The Doctrine of Tantrayukti – A Study. He has presented 20 papers in various National and International conferences and has given talks in Universities, Colleges and Institutions of National Eminence. He has also written books, organised seminars, funded projects and been the guide for students pursuing their PhD. His areas of interest are Yoga, Tantrayukti, Vedanta, Sanskrit Poetic Literature and Manuscript Studies.

Abstracts Of Papers From SI-2 And SI-3

SI-2 Paper Abstract

Title: On “Feeding Tubes” and “Oxygen Tanks” for Sanskrit

This paper focuses upon one statement from the paper “The Death of Sanskrit” (2001) of Prof. Sheldon Pollock which is- “Government feeding tubes and oxygen tanks may try to preserve the language in a state of quasi-animation, but most observers would agree that, in some crucial way, Sanskrit is dead.” Read More

SI-3 Paper Abstract

Title: Rediscovering the Lost Bridges: Tantrayukti Tandiravutti, An Ancient Pan-Indian, Trans-lingual, Text-construction Manual

Tamil literature, through millennia of its existence, has evolved methods or conventions of presentation and interpretations of literary texts and topics. Tantrayukti-s denoted as Tandiravutti-s or Utti-s in Tamil is one such set of text construction devices. The doctrine of Tantrayukti is called Tandiravuttis Read More


Pollock’s “Death of Sanskrit” – An Analysis (SI-2)

Tantrayukti Tandiravutti, An Ancient Pan-Indian, Trans-lingual, Text-construction Manual (SI-3)