Prof.Dr.N.Gnanakumaran

B.A.(Hons) , M.A. , PhD.(India)
Senior Professor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy,
    Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, India.1984- 1987
  2. Degree of Master of Arts in Philosophy,
    University of Jaffna. Sri Lanka.1981- 1983   
  3. Special Degree in Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
    University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
    Obtained Second Class Upper Division Pass, 1974- 1978

 

Publications

Title of book Publisher Year

Psychological aspects of SaivaSiddhanta Philosophy

Vipulanthar Memorial lecture, Eastern University, Batticaloa 2014

Doctrine of Maya

Standford Lake House, Colombo 2014
Philosophy Revised Edition, Chemamadu Publication, Colombo. 2012
The Concept of Maya and Sankara Theory of Perception Chemamadu Publication, Colombo 2012
Vedanta Philosophy
(The State Literary Award by the Government in 2013)
Chemamadu Publication, Colombo. 2012
SaivaSiddhantaTelivu revised Edition, Thundy, Jaffna. 2012
     
Bharathi Portiya Arulampala Swamikal Arulampala Swamikal Sabai 1992
Saiva Siddhanta Telivu Selvam Publication,Point Pedro 1994
Nayantharu Saiva Siddhantam New Century Book House Ltd,
Madras,India
1994
An Analysis on Sect of Saivism,Lady Leelavathy
Ramanathan Memorial Lecture-1995
University of Jaffna,Jaffna 1997
Concept of Advaita (Attuvitam) in Saiva Siddhata,
Prof.A.Thurairajah's Memorial Lecture
Uddupiddy American Mission
College
1997
Philosophy Selvam Publication,Point Pedro. 2003
Arulalarkalin samaya anupavankal
(Religious experiences of devotees)
Arumugam Kathiravel Publication, Alvaai 2004

Edited Books

  1. Introduction to SaivaSiddhanta, Religious Studies, 395B, SKU052, University of Arizona, United States of America, 2008.
  2. Introduction to SaivaSiddhanta, Religious Studies, 395B, SKU065, University of Arizona, United States of America, 2009.
  3. ManvinVinavidai of ArulampalaSwamikal, 2001, Hindu SamayaPeravai, Jaffna.
  4. Mahalingam Memorial Essays 2001, Hindu SamayaPeravai, Jafrfna.
  5. New Educational Reforms, 1999, Jaffna Science Association, Jaffna.
  6. New Educational Reforms, Reprinted 2000, Jaffna Science Association, Jaffna.
  7. University Silver Jubilee Seminar Papers,Oct.1999(Bilingual) withProf S. Suseendirarajah.
  8. Hindu Dharma, Quarterly Religious Magazine (from 1998- 2002- 4 issues)HinduSamayaPeravai, Jaffna.
  9. AatmajothiMuthiah Memorial Essays, 1997, (With Dr.K.Kugabalan, Hindu SamayaPeravai, Jaffna.
  10. Conceptual Development in Hinduism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka in the last Century, Sir PonampalamRamanathan Memorial lecture, University of Jaffna. 12th January 2014.

 

Research Thesis

  1. Maya fact or Fiction’ 1986 (thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the examinations  for the award of a doctorate by the Rani Durgavati University, India)
  2. Concept of Maya and theory of Perception in Sankara Vedanta’ – 1983 ( thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the examinations for the award of an M.A. degree by the University of Jaffna)

Research Paper

  1. The mastery of Thiruvasagam in dealing with knowledge Annual Hindu Seminar-2014, Hindu Cultural Ministry Colombo, Ramakrishnan Hall, Colombo. June, 28-30, 2014, Submitted for presentation.
  2. A Study on the Ingenious  Contrivance (Thutu ) propounded  by ThirujnanaSampanthar in his Religious Experience, Annual Hindu Seminar-2013, Hindu Cultural Ministry Colombo, Tamil Sankam, Colombo. 2013, Published  inMoovarTamillumSaivaneriyumpp 287-301. 2014
  3. An analysis on God in Advaita and SaivaSiddhanta’, The Seminar on the Philosophy of T.M.P.Mahadevan, University of Madras, Chennai, 2013 March 26-28.
  4. Advaita and Buddhism’, Annual Hindu Seminar-2012, Hindu Cultural Ministry, Colombo, Tamil Sankam, Colombo.5-8.10.2012, Published in Hinduism and Non Vedic Religion, (ed) K.Raguparan&Pirasanthan,  Hindu Cultural Ministry, Colombo-2013, pp278-292.
  5. Saivism in Sri Lanka and its influences on other religions’ Philosophical thoughts on Prof. S. Krishnarajah’s Facilitation Volume. Jaffna.2011.
  6. A SaivaSiddhantaMukthi and Vedanta Mukthi- A Comparison’ World Classical Tamil Conference, June 23- 27, 2010. Abstract Published.
  7. 'An analysis on Saivism in Sri Lanka today and its influences in other religions Hindu Conference conducted by All Ceylon Hindu Mamantram and College of      Education, Jaffna -17.7.2005.
  8. An analysis on Radhakrishnan's ideas on world', The Sri Lanka Journal of South Asian Studies. No 10, 2004. Printed on 2005.
  9. An Analysis on the Problem of Evil in Philosophy’ Cintanai, The Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna, Vol-X July, 2004
  10. A Perspective of Saivism in Conpemporary Sri Lanka A review’ Cintanai, The Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna, Vol-X July, 2004
  11. The Development of Vedanta and Buddhism in Sri Lanka during the last fifty years’ Prof. S. Pathmanathan Facilitation Volume. Jaffna.2004
  12. Social Justice in Cilapathikaram’ The Department of Hindu Ministry, Colombo Sri  Lanka.2004
  13. Philosophical perceptive on Hindu Civilization’, Second World Hindu Seminar, Hindu Cultural Affairs Ministry, Colombo- 2003.
  14. Siddha Tradition in Jaffna and Swamikal of Jaffna’ Prof. A. Shanmugathas Facilitation Volume Karaveddy. 2001
  15. Doctrine of God in Thevaram’, Mahalingam Memorial Essays Hindu SamayaPeravai. Jaffna.2001.
  16. An Analysis on Hinduism in Vadamarachchi’ Souvenir of the Local Government Authority, Point Pedro.1999.
  17. School of Saivism and SaivaSiddhanta. An introductory note’, The Sri Lankan  Journal of South Asian, University of Jaffna.No.6, (96-99)1999 (in English)
  18. Comparative Study on Vedantam and SaivaSiddhanta, The Sri Lankan Journal of South Asian, University of Jaffna.No.5, (94-95)1999 (in English)
  19. Research on PandithamaniKanapathippillai’s religious Philosophical Perspectives, Silver Jubilee Seminar Papers, University of Jaffna, 1999
  20. Human Values on SaivaSiddhanta- Some Thoughts ,Cintanai, Arts Faculty Journal University of Jaffna, Vol VII, I.II& II, 1998
  21. An Evaluvation on SaivaSiddhanta,   Ed .A.V. Manivasagar,  Facilitation Volume of  S. K. Nathan, University of Jaffna. Jaffna 1998.(in English)
  22. Miracles on Religious Perceptive, AthmajothiMuthaih Memorial Essays, Hindu Samaya Peravai,1997.
  23. Studies in SaivaSiddhanta, Uppsala Studies in the History of Religions, 2 (1995) pp 49-56. (in English)
  24. Concept of Brahman according to Sankara,  Jaffna University South Asian Journal, 1994. (in English)
  25. Sankara’s View of World, Jaffna University Arts Faculty Journal, Cintanai, Vol-V, No. I-II, 1993.
  26. Vaisnavism and Visistadvaita, Margam Journal, Marga Institute, Colombo, 1993.
  27. Freewill and SaivaSiddhanta, Jaffna University Arts Faculty Journal, Cintanai, Vol V,  No III,1993.
  28. Concept of Mind according to Vipulananda,  Ullakkamalam ,Vipulananda Centenary  CommitteeVavuniya, 1992.
  29. Indian Philosophy and Knowledge, Seminar Papers 1989.Evelyn Ratnam Institute for  Inter Cultural Studies,  Jaffna. 1989
  30. AnupalabdhiPramana, Jaffna University Arts Faculty Journal, Cintanai,Vol-III,No. II-III, 1989.

 Research Articles- II

  1. NallurSiddharTradition ,Nallur A.G.A division Magazine, 2015.
  2. Who is the BharathypottiyaArulampalaSwamikal?  submitted to Cintanai. 2012.
  3. The Concept of Guru in SaivaSiddhanta, Darshanam, Philosophical Society, Dept.of Philosophy, University of Jaffna, 2002
  4. The Concept of Guru in SaivaSiddhanta, Suheerthamalar, SaivaSanmarka Vidyasalai, Cunnakam,2001
  5. Manliness of Swami Vivekananda, Centenary Volume  of Swami Vivekananda’s Sri  Lankan Visit,   Sarada Devi Ashramam, Point Pedro,1998.
  6. SampantharVituThuthu, ThirunilakantaVellaiMavadyPillaiyar Temple Malar,1997.
  7. Sankara’s Brahman and SaivaSiddhantis’ Sivan, Nakkiram, Law College Magazine,Colombo,1997.
  8. SaivaSiddhanta is a way of Life,  ArthiadyPillaiyar  Consecration Ceremonies Malar, Point Pedro,1995.
  9. A Critical Evaluation on SaivaSiddhanta, VelauthamMahaVidyalaya, 1995.(in English)

Other publications:

  1. Who is the Bharathyportiya Jaffna Swami.Sithamparatheepam, ThumpalaiSivapragasa mahaVidyalayam. 2012, p 88-96.
  2. Ethics in Religious Life.,Punkuduthivu Sri VeerkathiVinayakar Consecration Ceremonies Malar,2004.
  3. A Thought on Religious life according to today’s perspectives’ Urumpirai ParvathavarthiniAmbalKumbabhisheka Malar, 2004.
  4. Religious life and Society, AllvaiSamanaththuraiAlladipillaiyar Consecration Ceremonies Malar,2002.
  5. Kathiravetpillai’s Contribution on Saivism and Tamil,  Kathiravetpillai Annual Magazine Point Pedro, 2000.
  6. Thonipurathteesan and Soul, Sellapppa’sManivila malar, Madakal ,2000
  7. JnanasampantharViduthuthu, ThiruneelakandavellaimavadiPillaiyar temple malar, Chavagachcheri, 1997
  8. Works on Kathiravelpillai,HinduDharma,Hindu Dharma  Publication,1995.
  9. Understanding the Religion of Jaina,SaiMarka(3), Sri Sathyasai Organization, Northern Zone,1995.
  10. Understanding the Religion of Islam,SaiMarka(4)Sri Sathyasai Organization, 1995.
  11. Understanding the Religion of Buddhism,SaiMarka Sri Sathyasai Organization, 1995.
  12. A Review on the 125 Year Volume of UddupiddiGirls  College,Uddupiddi.1995
  13. Indian Logic, VanigaJothi,Kanagaratnam M.M.V Jaffna,1994.
  14. Religion in Society,Vada Hindu Girls’sCollege Golden Jubilee Publication,1994
  15. Saivism and Life, Centenary Malar,ManivasakaarSabai,Karainagar,1993.
  16. SakthiTattuvam and its importance, Kalapavodai Consecration Ceremonies Malar,1990.
  17. Miracles and Religious Belief, Thinagaharan Daily Paper,SaivaManchari, Oct.1980.
  18. Our Religion and Ethics, MayakkaiConsecrationCerimonies Malar,1989.
  19. Religion and Present Society, PuthurVisaladchi’s Consecration Ceremonies Malar,1989.
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