Dr. Mayank Shekhar

Dr. Mayank Shekhar

Assistant Professor
mayank.shekhar@nalandauniv.edu.in

Mayank Shekhar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Historical Studies, Nālandā University. He completed his Ph.D. from School of Sanskrit & Indic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He received prestigious Post-doctoral fellowship of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi to work on “Tracing the genealogy of Abhinavagupta’s aesthetics”.

Select Publications

Articles/Chapters:

  1. Bhaṭṭa Tota’s Kavyakautuka and its impact on Abhinavagupta’s aesthetics in Kalakalpa: IGNCA Journal of Arts, Volume IV, Number 1, 2019.
  2. Sādhāraṇīkaraṇa of supernatural characters in dramatic art: Abhinavagupta’s take on Bhaṭṭa Nāyaka in Kalakalpa: IGNCA Journal of Arts, Volume II, Number 2, 2018
  3. A note on Kohala: an ancient writer on Indian Aesthetics in the Journal of the Oriental Institute, MS University of Baroda, Baroda, Volume 63, Nos. 1-4
  4. Hṛdayadarpaṇa of Bhaṭṭa Nāyaka: a lost masterpiece of Indian Aesthetics in the Kirti-raksana: a publication of the National Mission for Manuscripts, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Vol. 8 & 9, 2013- 2014
  5. Abhinavagupta’s concept of purpose of poetry in the Pratyabhijñāna: Ᾱcārya Abhinavagupta Millennium Year Special Issue, 2017
  6. “Abhinavagupta on some key terms of Indian aesthetics” in a book entitled Ᾱcārya Abhinavagupta: Cultural, Literary and Philosophical Study, New Delhi, 2018

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Dhvanyālokalocana: Dīpśikhā vyākhyā ke viśeṣa sandarbha mein in “Modern Perspective on Vedanta: Proceeding of the 20th International Congress of Vedanta”, organised by Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies, Centre for Philosophy (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and University of Massachusetts, USA
  2. Abhinavagupta on art methodology in “Art: A Multi Disciplinary Perspective”, 2 nd Seminar Proceedings: organised by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in collaboration with Museum & Art Gallery and S. Sobha Singh Department of Fine Arts, Punjabi University, Patiala

Edited books:

  1. Edited with Prof. Rajaneesh Kumar Shukla, Ᾱcārya Abhinavagupta: Cultural, Literary and Philosophical Study, New Delhi, 2018
  2. Edited with Prof. Rajaneesh Kumar Shukla “Ᾱcārya Abhinavagupta: Sanskritika, Sahityika Va Darsanika Vimarsa, New Delhi, 2018

Exhibition curated:

  1. Curated an Exhibition entitled The Cultural Heritage of Jammu-Kashmir & Ladakh in Jammu Kashmir Festival(2018) organised by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
  2. Curated an Exhibition entitled 19 th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche: a visionary saint at Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Leh (Ladakh) as part of Kushok Bakula birth Centenary concluding function (2018)

Education:

Ph.D. from School of Sanskrit & Indic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (2013) M.Phil. from School of Sanskrit & Indic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (2008) Masters from faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University (2005)

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