Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
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Senior Assistant Professor Heeraman Tiwari



Heeraman Tiwari’s research focuses on Indian Philosophy of Language with special emphasis on Epistemology and Metaphysics. He also works in the area of India’s Intellectual History from ancient to medieval period.

Short CV

Heeraman Tiwari holds the Heinrich Zimmer Chair for Indian Philosophy and Intellectual History at Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg. He is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was educated at Lucknow University (MA), Delhi University (MPhil & PhD) and Balliol College, Oxford University (DPhil; Supervisors: Professors B.K. Matilal and Richard Gombrich). His area of interest and research has been Indian philosophy of Grammar, Language, Logic, Metaphysics and the intellectual history of Sanskrit literary traditions. His publications include, “One and Many: Early Naiyāyikas and the Problem of Universals”; The Character of Logic in India of B.K. Matilal (co-edited with Jonardon Ganeri, SUNY, 1998 and OUP, 1999); The Six Systems of Indian Philosophy of F. Max Muller (Abridged, Edited and Introduction, 2004); Logical and Ethical Issues: An Essay on the Indian Philosophy of Religion of B.K. Matilal (Edited and Introduction, 2004). At present, he is writing and/or finalising two monographs: Textures of Meaning: An Essay on the Classical Indian Theories of Forms and Universals (tentative title); and Literature, Memory and Tradition (preliminary title).

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