ICL contract with Sivasenani Nori for Yāska’s Nirukta

CBL 8 June, 2021


We are pleased to announce the signing of our second ICL contract with scholar Dr Siva Senani Nori for Yāska’s Nirukta.

About the author:

Nori Sivasenani, who earned an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, is as present a Senior Data Scientist with Microsoft, Hyderabad. Hailing from a traditional, observant family, he studied Sanskrit formally by taking a sabbatical from his work. He completed an MA in Sanskrit (Gold Medallist) from Osmania University and then did an M. Phil in Translation Studies from the University of Hyderabad, studying Sanskrit to English translations in Vedanta. His PhD in Philosophy of Grammar and Advaita Vedanta was completed under the guidance of Mahamahopadhyaya Prof. Korada Subrahmanyam in 2016, under whom he studied Vyakarana and Mimamsa extensively along with Vedanta. Following the footsteps of MM Korada, and the traditional framework, he uses a holistic approach to study a given issue applying concepts from all the Vidyasthanas. This can be seen in all his works ranging from an estimate of Swatii Tirunal to the Philosophy of Kalidasa or the interaction among Vyakarana and Mimamsa, with ultimate effects on Vedanta, for example, the examination of a simple sandhi (Dadhyatra is not dadhi atra). His areas of interest are Vedic Studies, Vedanta, Vyakarana, Mimamsa, and  Dharmashastra. He has also discovered that Sabarasvamin’s understanding of sound propagation matches perfectly modern scientific description of the same.

Papers, Lectures and ‘Notes’

  1. The Ability of Sanskrit to Coin New Words, The Journal of Sanskrit Academy, 2010.
  2. A Comparison of Puranic and Other Number Representation Systems. A paper presented at the Two-day National Seminar on “Scientific Aspects of Puranas”, arranged by Department of Sanskrit, Arts College, Osmania University on 28th and 29th March 2014 at Arts College, Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  3. Crime and Punishment in Katyayanamatasangraha. A paper presented at a National Seminar on Dharmasastra conducted by The Sanskrit Academy, Hyderabad in May 2014.
  4. The Philosophy of Kalidasa. A paper presented at a National Seminar on Kalidasa conducted by the Nizam College, Hyderabad in October 2014.
  5. Dadhyatra is not dadhi atra. The Journal of Sanskrit Academy, 2016.