Maayan Nidbach

Ma'ayan is a PhD student in the Department of Asian Studies at Hebrew University. Her research spans the fields of Indian Philosophy, Linguistics and Theology and it deals with the unique place of language (Sanskrit) in the writings of a new theological school from Kashmir of 10-11th centuries CE (Kashmir Shaivism) as influenced by the philosophy of Bhartṛhari, a philosopher and grammarian who lived half a century earlier. By examining the ways in which Bhartṛhari’s terminology and philosophy were revived and reinterpreted, she hopes to shed new light on an unexamined link in the history of Indian thought.