Daniele Cuneo at the BnF

Taking advantage of a break in his hectic teaching schedule, Dr. Daniele Cuneo visited the BnF to examine some manuscripts as part of the TST project.

 

Daniele Cuneo at the BnF.

Daniele Cuneo at the BnF.

 

Daniele is a lecturer in Sanskrit and Indian civilization at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. He is a specialist in South Asian manuscripts, and he brings to the project a wealth of experience from the Sanskrit Manuscripts Project at the University of Cambridge. His research is centered on the philosophy of aesthetics (alaṃkāraśāstra) and the medieval Śaiva traditions of Kashmir. A natural polyglot, he also studies Tamil poetry, and his Italian translation — with Giovanni Ciotti — of the Muttoḷḷāyiram is forthcoming in January 2021 from Edizioni Ariele. For the TST, he has chosen to begin with MS Sanscrit 497, a collection of three texts in Śārada script, from Kashmir.

 

The Śivasūtravimarśinī in MS Sanscrit 497.

The Śivasūtravimarśinī in MS Sanscrit 497.

 

The item includes a beautifully annotated copy of the Śivasūtravimarśinī, a commentary on the Śivasūtra by the 11th-century scholar Kṣemarāja, a student of Abhinavagupta and a prolific elucidator of non-dualistic tantric Śaivism.


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