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Professor T.S. Rukmani

Shivdasani Visiting Fellow
Visiting Fellow

Prof. T.S. Rukmani has a distinguished academic record and has been teaching and researching mainly in the areas of Hinduism, Advaita Vedanta and Sankhya-Yoga for the past 40 years. She has taught in India, South Africa, where she held the first Chair for Hindu Studies and Indian Philosophy at University of Durban Westville, and joined the Department of Religion, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, as Professor and Chair for Hindu Studies in 1996. Since the establishment of Delhi University 80 years ago, she is the only academic in its Department of Sanskrit to have been honored with the highest degree of D.Litt. In 1972, she was awarded the Ida Smedley International Fellowship to work as a post-doctoral fellow on comparative philosophy, under the guidance of the late Prof. B.K. Matilal, at Toronto University. Prof Rukmani has won many awards and her four-volume work on Vijnanabhiksu's Yogavarttika and her two-volume work on Sankara's Yogasutrabhasyavivarana have been widely acclaimed in scholarly circles as significant contributions to the furtherance of Yoga Philosophy. She has also written and edited seven other books dealing with different aspects of religion and philosophy and has published many research papers in academic journals, both in India and in other parts of the world. Prof. Rukmani has been active in "Women's Studies" and programs connected with women. She was President of the University Women's Association of Delhi for two years and was a member of the International Federation of University Women's Fellowship Committee in Geneva (Switzerland) for three years.