9, Coronet Castle, 16, Marwadi Thottam, Mylapore, Chennai-600 004. India. K.S. BALASUBRAMANIAN E-mail: sanskritkannan@yahoo.


CAREER SUMMARY: More than 2 decades of experience (since 1982) in:  Conducting Sanskrit classes in both Domestic & International locations (U.S.A., U.K., Europe & other parts of Asia) at the Graduate and Post-Graduate levels.  Guiding Post-Graduate Research Scholars. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION: M.A. Sanskrit – University of Madras (I Rank – Gold Medallist) Ph.D. Hatha Yoga, New Delhi. 1999 Research Topic: “Critical Study of Hatha Sanketha Candrika of Sundaradeva”, an unpublished manuscript (belonging to 17th Century AD). Ph.D. Yoga – University of Madras 2005 Research Topic: “Critical Study of the Yoga Yajnavalkya” PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, from April 1985 – Till date Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004, India. Joined as Research Assistant in 1983. Deputy Director of the institute from 2001. Asst. Director(Research)-Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation from April 2007-May 2008. PUBLICATIONS: Books : More than 50 books jointly edited.

Article: Many articles in leading Indological Journals (Available by request) Reviews: Reviewed more than 50 books on Sanskrit Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Yoga, etc. in Indological Journals / Magazines. Books: (To be published shortly)

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Yoga Vedanta and Sahaj Marg (Vol.I) Sivasamhita (Yoga) with English translation & notes. Nandikesvra Kasika (Saivism) with English translation & notes Yoga Upanisads (20 Texts) with English translation. Yoga Pada of Siddhantasaravali (Saiva Agamic Text) Critical edition and study of Hatha Sanketacandrka of Sundaradeva an unpublished manuscript. 7. Encyclopedia of Yoga 8. Encyclopedia of Sanskrit Numerals EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE: Member – Editorial Board for all the publications of:  The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute from 1985. (50 books and Journal of Oriental Research)  Samskrita Ranga, Chennai  Samskrita Academy, Chennai  Edited (jointly) from unpublished manuscript of ancient Sanskrit drama and Saiva Agama texts.  Recently ( 2006) edited ( jointly) with English translation and notes, Darsanopanisad, pub. By The K.S.R.I.Chennai. AWARDS AND PRIZES:  Won several prizes in Inter-School / Inter-Collegiate competitions, especially in Sanskrit.  Awarded Gold Medal for best performance in Studies, Hinduism and Social work by R.K.M. Vivekananda College, Mylapore, Chennai. 1982.  Awarded Gold Medal for scoring I Rank in M.A. (Sanskrit) by University of Madras 1982. SEMINARS / CONFERENCES: Participated in several National and International conferences / seminars like International Yoga Festival (special speaker), Pondicherry, University of Madras, Pondicherry University and so on.  International conference held at: 1. Switzerland at Lusanne, Berne, Geneva. (2002) 2. Paris, France (2003) 3. Singapore and Malaysia –2007  Italy—International Conference organized by Torino Spiritualita, Sept.2008.

OFFICES HELD:  Deputy Director, The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, Mylapore, Chennai ,India.  ( till March 2007)

Asst. Director, Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation, Chennai, (Apr.07-May 08 Honorary Director (Research): Sahaj Marg Research and Training Institute (SMRTI), a research wing of Shri Ram Chandra Mission, a worldwide Spiritual Organization. External Examiner for M.Phil (Sanskrit), Bharatidasan University. Question paper setter for Bharatidasan University for UG (Sanskrit) Member Doctoral Committee( Sanskrit) Univ. of Madras.

LANGUAGES KNOWN: To read, write & speak: Tamil, English and Sanskrit REFERENCES:
1. Pujyasri Parthasarathi Rajagopalachariji, President, Shri Ram Chandra Mission,

International Head Quarters, Manapakkam, Chennai – 600 116. 2. Dr. Georg Feurstein, Founder of YERC, California, presently Traditional Yoga Studies, Canada. 3. Porf. Dr. T.N. Ganapathy, Director, Yoga Siddha Research Center, (Author of ‘The Yoga of Siddha Boganathar’), Chennai PERSONAL DETAILS: Date of Birth : 16th Feb 1959 Gender : Male Office Address : The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, 84, Thiru Vi Ka Road, Mylapore, Chennai-600 004. .