Public Lecture

Unveiling Brahmanical Influence in Buddhist Texts: Reference to the Pāli Nīti Texts of Burma

Speaker: Prof. Ujjwal Kumar

Prof. Ujjwal Kumar, an alumnus of the Centre of Buddhist Studies, the University of Hong Kong, currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Buddhist Studies at the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India. Prof. Kumar’s academic focus centers around the thorough examination of Pāli literature, with a specific emphasis on works dating from the 10th century onwards. His research extends to the exploration of the influence of Brahmanical and Buddhist Sanskrit literature on Pāli texts, demonstrating his profound interest in the intersection of these traditions.