Emeritus Prof. Jayadeva Thilakasiri – Personal Website
Posted on September 14th, 2017

 

http://arts.pdn.ac.lk/classical/jt.htm
·  Honorary member of UNIMA.

·  President, German Dharmaduta Society, Sri Lanka

·  Emeritus Professor of Sanskrit, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya

·  Professor of Sanskrit, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya (1968 – 1982)

·  Associate Professor in Sanskrit, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya

·  Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya

 

Research Interests
Sanskrit Drama, Puppetry, Handicraft, Scientific Literature in Sanskrit, Vedic Literature, Literary Criticism

Research  Publications (selected)

Books

  • Kālidāsa’s imagery and the theory of poetics, New Delhi: Navrang, 1988
  • The puppet theatre of Asia. Colombo: Dept. of Cultural Affairs. 1968
  • Puppetry in Ceylon. Arts of Ceylon Series: 1. Colombo: Dept. of Cultural Affairs. 1961.
  • A bibliography of the handicrafts of Sri Lanka. Colombo: National Crafts Council, Ministry of Rural Industrial Development. 1988
  • Handicrafts of Sri Lanka. Moratuwa: Srimati Tilakasiri. 1994
  • Asian shadow and puppet theatre. Colombo: Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka. 2006
  • The Asian shadow play. Ratmalana: Sarvodaya Vishva Lekha. 1999.
  • Saṃskr̥ta nātya sāhityaya. Saṃskr̥ta Sāhitya Vaṃśaya Series, kāṇḍaya – 3. Colombo: Lakehouse. 1971
  • Vaidika sāhityaya. Saṃskr̥ta Sāhitya Vaṃśaya Series, kāṇḍaya – 1. Colombo: Lakehouse 1967
  • The Indian Vidusaka and the comic characters of the Asian shadow play. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Society for Asian Studies. 1969
  • Abhinavagupta – the literary critic and commentator (an assessment). Poona. 1967
    Articles
  • The Rāmāyaṇa tradition in Ceylon. International Ramayana Festival (1st:1971: Indonesia) Collection of miscellaneous materials on Asian dance, 1958-75] Folder 11 (Cross-cultural) no. 4
  • (with J. C. Wright) Review of: Añjali: Papers on Indology and Buddhism. A Felicitation Volume Presented to Oliver Hector de Alwis Wijesekera on His Sixtieth Birthday, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1972, vol. 35, no. 1, p.
    201-202
  • Añjali: papers on Indology and Buddhism: a felicitation volume presented to Oliver Hector de Alwis Wijesekera on his 60th birthday. Peradeniya: University of Ceylon, the Felicitation volume editorial committee, 1970
  • Śrī Laṅkāvē pāramparika śilpi gam hā pāramparika śilpīngen păvata ena pavul piḷibanda samīkṣanayak, koṭasaka Iṅgrīsi parivartanayak sahitava. Colombo: S. Godage & Brothers. 1994

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