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Dr Camillo Formigatti


Camillo Formigatti studied Indology and Sanskrit as a secondary when he was studying Classics at the “Università Statale” in Milan. After that he spent ten years in Germany, learning Tibetan and textual criticism in Marburg and manuscript studies in Hamburg. From June 2008 to May 2011, he worked as a research associate on the project In the Margins of the Text: Annotated Manuscripts from Northern India and Nepal, within the framework of the research group Manuskriptkulturen in Asien und Afrika, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. He is currently working on the Sanskrit Manuscripts Project in Cambridge.

Subject groups/Research projects

Indian Studies:

Research Interests

South Asian codicology and palaeography, kāvya literature, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Sanskrit tradition in the Himalayan region (Kashmir and Nepal) and digital humanities.

Key Publications

‘Manuscript Studies: Crisis  on  Infinite Methods’,  in Rivista  degli studi orientali, vol. LXXXIV, p. 43–9

‘The  Story  of Nanda and  Sundarī in  the  Mūlasarvāstivādavinaya’,  in Pāsādikadānam.  Festschrift  für Bhikkhu Pāsādika,  Marburg 2009 (Indica et Tibetica 52), p. 129–155.

‘A Description of the  Ocean in  Buddhist Poetic  Literature: Āryaśūra’s Supāragajātaka  and   its  Sources,’  in  Pandanus  ’06,  Prague 2006,  p. 143–59.

‘Love as an  example for “skill in means” in Buddhist poetic literature,’ Cracow  Indological Studies, vol.   7, edited by Lidia  Sudyka. Krakow: Jagiellonian University, 2005 [but 2006], p. 155–173.