PhD Student, Indian Studies
Subject groups/Research projects
Grammar and Buddhism in 12th Century Sri Lanka
My research focuses on a critical analysis of the Sanskrit and Pali grammars of the Cāndra grammatical school written in 12th century Sri Lanka. In particular, I focus on the developments and adaptations of grammatical theory present in this wave of scholarship. Alongside philological concerns, I also explore how the grammatical texts written by the Buddhist sects of this period interacted with the development of literary cultures and religious communities.
Moggallāna-vyākaraṇa, Cāndra-vyākaraṇa, 12th century Sri Lanka, Pali, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Buddhism, philosophies of language, literary theory, Turkish.