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Arlo Griffiths

EFEO (Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient—French School of Asian Studies) Academic Staff - Associate
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EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Education

  • Studied Indian languages and civilizations at Leiden and Harvard
  • PhD in Sanskrit at Leiden

Professional experience

  • 2004-2005- Associate Professor of Indian Religions at the University of Groningen
  • 2005-2008- Holder of the Sanskrit Chair at Leiden
  • Since 2008- Senior Research Fellow, History of Southeast Asia at the EFEO (École française d’Extrême-Orient—French School of Asian Studies)
  • From 2009 to 2014- assigned to the EFEO center in Jakarta

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Arlo Griffiths’ priorities are to publish not-yet-printed manuscript and epigraphic documents, in critical editions, and put them to work historically. His current preferred field of focus is the study of both Southeast and Indian inscriptions, both in Sanskrit and in Austroasiatic and Austronesian vernacular languages (Old Khmer, Old Cham, Old Javanese). He began his scholarly career with the study of the textual and ritual tradition of the Brahmins of the Paippalāda Atharvaveda School, which still survives to this day in Odisha (India), and he remains active in this area. He is also interested in the descriptive linguistics of the tribal languages of Southeast Asia and India, in particular those belonging to the “munda” group, a branch of the Austroasiatic family.

RESEARCH PROJECTS UNDERWAY

  • Editing of Sanskrit texts: Vivāhādikarmapañjikā (with Shilpa Sumant, Pune) and Sarvabuddhasamāyogaḍākinījālaśaṁvara (with P.-D. Szántȯ and A. Sanderson, Oxford).
  • Study of a variety of epigraphic corpuses: those of the Gupta and of Nagarjunakonda in India; the inscriptions of Campā, of Cambodia, of Sumatra, of Java, and of Burma, in Southeast Asia.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books

  • 2009- The Paippalādasaṃhitā of the Atharvaveda. Kāṇḍas 6 and 7. A New Edition with Translation and Commentary, Groningen: Egbert Forsten (Groningen Oriental Studies XXII), LXXXVI + 540 p.

Edited Books

  • 2011- (with Andrea Acri, Helen Creese), From Laṅkā Eastwards. The Rāmāyaṇa in the Literature and Visual Arts of Indonesia, KITLV Press, Leiden, xvi+259 pp. Illustrated. [Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, 247.] OpenAccess: http://www.kitlv.nl/book/show/1314.
  • 2007- (Edited with Annette Schmiedchen), The Atharvaveda and its Paippalādaśākhā. Historical and Philological Papers on a Vedic Tradition, Aachen: Shaker-Verlag (Indologica Halensis / Geisteskultur Indiens: Texte und Studien, Band11), VI + 396 p.
  • 2004- (Edited with J. E. M. Houben), The Vedas: Texts, Language and Ritual (Proceedings of the Third International Vedic Workshop), Groningen: Egbert Forsten (Groningen Oriental Studies XX), X + 658 p.

Articles and contributions

  • 2011- with William A. Southworth, “La stèle d’installation de Śrī Ādideveśvara : une nouvelle inscription de Satyavarman trouvée dans le temple de Hoà Lai et son importance pour l’histoire du Pāṇḍuraṅga,” in Journal Asiatique299 (2011), p. 271–317.
  • 2011 – “Imagine Laṅkapura at Prambanan,” in Andrea Acri, Helen Creese and Arlo Griffiths ed., From Laṅkā Eastwards. The Rāmāyaṇa in the Literature and Visual Arts of Indonesia, KITLV Press, Leiden (2011), p. 133-148.
  • 2010- “The Go’ter Ritual of the Gadabas According to Duaru from Tikrapada (1965): A Gutob Text Translated,” in P. Berger et al. (ed.), The Anthropology of Values (Felicitation volume for Prof. Dr. Georg Pfeffer), Delhi: Longman, p. 288-293.
  • 2009- “Sūrya’s Nāgas, Candra’s Square Seat and the Mounted Bull with Two Guardians — Iconographical Notes on Two Khmer Illustrated Stela Inscriptions,” in Gerd J. R. Mevissen & Arundhati Banerjee (ed.), Prajñādhara. Essays on Asian Art History, Epigraphy and Culture in Honour of Gouriswar Bhattacharya, New Delhi: Kaveri Books, p. 466-478.
  • 2009- with A. M. Lubotsky, “Two Words for ‘Sister-in-Law’? Notes on Vedic yātar- and giri-,” in E. Pirart and X. Tremblay (ed.), Zarathoustra entre l’Inde et l’Iran. Wiesbaden: Ludwig Reichert, 2008, p. 115-121.
  • 2009- “C.C. Uhlenbeck’s Work on Sanskrit and His Role in the History of Dutch Indology,” in Inge Genee & Jan Paul Hinrichs (ed.),C.C. Uhlenbeck (1866-1951): A linguist revisited = Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies / Revue canadienne d'études néerlandaises, t. XXIX, ii / XXX, i (Fall 2008 / Spring 2009), p. 71-77.
  • 2008- with P. Bisschop, “The Practice Involving the Ucchuṣmas (Atharvavedapariśiṣṭa 36),” in Studien zur Indologie und Iranistik24 (2007) [issued in 2008], p. 1-46.
  • 2008- “Gutob,” chapter 12 in Gregory D. S. Anderson (ed.), The Munda Languages, London and New York: Routledge (Routledge Language Family Series), p. 633-681.
  • 2008- with W.A. Southworth, “La stèle d’installation de Śrī Satyadeveśvara : une nouvelle inscription sanskrite du Campā trouvée à Phước Thiện,” in Journal Asiatique295.2 (2007) [issued in 2008], p. 349-381.
  • 2007– “Tumburu: A Deified Tree,” in Bulletin d’études indiennes22-23 (2004-05) [issued in 2007], p. 249-264.
  • 2007- “The Ancillary Literature of the Paippalāda School. A Preliminary Survey with an Edition of the Caraṇavyūhopaniṣad,” in A. Griffths & A. Schmiedchen (ed.), The Atharvaveda and its Paippalādaśākhā. Historical and Philological Papers on a Vedic Tradition, Aachen: Shaker-Verlag (Indologica Halensis / Geisteskultur Indiens: Texte und Studien, Band 11), p. 141-193.
  • 2005– in collaboration with Gerdi Gerschheimer and J. C. Eade, “La stèle d’installation de Śrī Tribhuvaneśvara : une nouvelle inscription préangkorienne du musée national de Phnom Penh(K. 1214),” in Journal Asiatique293.1, p. 11-43.
  • 2004- with P. Bisschop, “The Pāśupata Observance (Atharvavedapariśiṣṭa 40),” in Indo-Iranian Journal 46 (2003) [issued in 2004], p. 315-348.
  • 2004- “The Textual Divisions of the Paippalāda Saṃhitā,” in Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens47 (2003) [issued in 2004], p. 5-35.
  • 2004- “Paippalāda Mantras in the Kauśikasūtra,” in A. Griffths & J. E. M. Houben (ed.), The Vedas: Texts, Language and Ritual (Proceedings of the Third International Vedic Workshop), Groningen: Egbert Forsten (Groningen Oriental Studies XX), p. 49-99.
  • 2004- with J. E. M. Houben, “H.W. Bodewitz: Bibliography 1969-2004,” in Indo-Iranian Journal 47 (2004), p. 121-131.
  • 2003 - “The Orissa Manuscripts of the Paippalāda Saṃhitā,” in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft153.2, p. 333-370.
  • 2003- with A. M. Lubotsky, “Paippalāda Saṃhitā 4.15. To Heal an Open Fracture: With a Plant,” in Die Sprache42/1-2 (2000-01) [issued in 2003], p. 196-210.
  • 2002- “Aspects of the Study of the Paippalada AtharvaVedic Tradition,” in Abhijit Ghosh (ed.), Ātharvaṇá (A Collection of Essays on the AtharvaVeda with Special Reference to its Paippalāda Tradition), Kolkata: Sanskrit Book Depot, p. 35-54.
  • 2002- with M. Witzel, “A List of Paippalāda-AtharvaVedin Settlements,” in Abhijit Ghosh (ed.),Ātharvaṇá (A Collection of Essays on the AtharvaVeda with Special Reference to its Paippalāda Tradition), Kolkata: Sanskrit Book Depot, p. 167-179.
  • 1999- with A. M. Lubotsky, “Postscript on Vedic jaṅgahe,” in Journal of the American Oriental Society 119 (1999), p. 480-481.

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