Anand Sadasivan serves as Assistant Professor at Amritadarshanam – International Centre for Spiritual Studies, Amritapuri campus. He joined Amrita after completion of his Ph.D. in Sanskrit (Vedanta) from the University of Kerala. He teaches Sanskrit, Philosophy, Cultural Education and other Humanities electives, to both Undergraduate and Post graduate students. His research interests are in the areas of Advaita Vedanta, Indian Philosophy of Language and Computational Linguistics.

Conferences and Workshops Attended

  • Presented a paper titled 'Redefining Caste, an Indian Model of Social contract, by Sri Narayana Guru' at PHILOTIS '18 organized by MALTESAS, Krabi, Thailand, 20 - 22 March 2018.
  • 'New Research Frontiers', a three-day international workshop on Sanskrit research organized by Karnataka Samskrita University, 20 - 22 November 2017.
  • Attended the ‘International Tantra Workshop’ organised by MCPH, Manipal University held from 23 - 27 January 2017
  • 'Do we know India', a five-day workshop, SDM, CIRHS, Ujire, 22 - 26 June 2016
  • Attended and presented a paper titled ‘Universal Values in Light of Bhagavad Gita’ in the two day International Conference on China-India-Myanmar Buddha Dhamma Forum for Research, Collaboration and Future Development organised by Ministry of Religious Affairs, Union of Myanmar and International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University, 16 – 18 December 2014, Bagan, Myanmar.


  • Reviewer of MIRJO, an interdisciplinary journal by MALTESAS (Malaysia Technical Scientist Association) since April 2018.


Publication Type: Journal Article

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Dr. Anand S. and H., D., “Tracking The Parrot’s Path: A Promulgation of Cultural Heritage”, International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), vol. 8, no. 3, 2019.[Abstract]

Among multiple genres of Sanskrit poetry, the sandeśa or dūtakāvyas1 (messenger poems) have inspired curiosity among litterateur aficionados of the classics. Albeit such communications often involved exchanges of confidential messages among remote lovers, these poetries equally served as travelogues. Among the sandeśakāvyas composed in Kerala2 , Śukasandeśa of Lakṣmīdāsa, of the 14th century, is a remarkable literary work. Lakṣmīdāsa conveys his heartfelt feelings to Raṅgalakṣmī, his sweetheart, through a śuka (parrot). The messenger parrot travels from Rameswaram3 , where the separated lover resides, to Guṇapuram, in North Kerala. The route covers various places of cultural and historic significance. Appending aesthetic elements, Lakṣmīdāsa maps all the major temples and sacred rivers, en route to Guṇapuram. The current paper proposes to educate and promote awareness among the current generation through promulgation of ancient cultural heritage. The ornamental presentation of prominent temples, portrayal of deities, sacred rivers, groves etc. mentioned in the Śukasandeśa could ignite minds of culturally inquisitive groups. It associates various ancient nomenclatures of places with modern locations, acting as a quick reference for classical researchers. The description of locations in the Śukasandeśa could serve as a route map, providing location sketch and ease expeditions.

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Dr. Preetha Menon and Dr. Anand S., “A Vignette of Spiritual Intelligence and Transformational Leadership”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, vol. 8, 2019.[Abstract]

The United Nations (UN) has identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed to end poverty, hunger and inequality, act on climate change and the environment, improve access to health and education, and build strong institutions and partnerships. A style of leadership, ingrained in an altruistic and holistic approach that acknowledges the interrelationships of all beings, is a pre-requisite to achieve sustainable development. The projects undertaken by Amrita
Institutions, under the guidance and leadership of its founder, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, are in tandem with the Sustainable Development Goals identified by the UN. Results of a survey conducted to unravel the observable components of Spiritual Intelligence (SI) and Transformational Leadership (TL) of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, suggest a classic blend of SI and TL. Emulation of the convergence of SI and TL is projected to be an approach for mankind to transcend the differences of race, culture, and ideology, and regard one another as entities of a single all-encompassing consciousness. This prospective is predicted to promote fulfilment, purpose and meaning to life of individuals, communities, nations, and the world at large. The preliminary study illustrating this concept needs to be explored as recommendation for a future research, encompassing qualitative and quantitative analysis, to yield a holistic view of leadership characteristics. Longitudinal studies could also be pursued to deduce their trajectories over longer periods in time.

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Dr. Anand S. and Mohan, L., “Psychological Well-Being lessons from 24 Gurus of Uddhava Gita”, International Education and Research Journal, vol. 3, no. 8, 2017.[Abstract]

The quintessence of psychological counsel elucidated by 24 Gurus in the treasure trove of Uddhava Gīta (UG) by Śri Dattātreya, an Avadhūta (an ascetic), enunciates the path to attain the state of Psychological Well-being, also designated as Eudemonic Well-being. The primary focus of the present study is to empirically assess whether the 24 Gurus demonstrate all the six components of Psychological Well-Being like Self-Acceptance, Autonomy etc. The investigation, based on Hindu
scriptures, Upaniṣads and Bhagavad Gīta, analyses how the teachings imparted by the 24 Gurus could help maintain psychological satisfaction and happiness in the
mundane world. Uddhava Gīta spins around all concerns pertaining to psychological despondencies and traumas, to provide a pragmatic facet to the psychological
constitution of a personified soul, leading to achievement of Self-actualization, culminating in Self-realization or Self-transcendence

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Dr. Anand S., “सृष्टिप्रकरणे वेदान्तयवनदर्शनयोः तुलनात्मकसमीक्षा”, Advaita Sugandha, Proceedings of National Research Seminar on Relationship of Advaita Vedanta with other schools of Philosophy, Rashtriya Samskrita Samsthan, 2016.


Dr. Anand S., “Satyakama’s Encounter with Nature as Teacher”, Journal of Sukritindra Oriental Research Institute, vol. 14, no. 1, 2012.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

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Jayashree Nair and Dr. Anand S., “A Roman to Devanagari Back-Transliteration Algorithm based on Harvard-Kyoto Convention”, in 2019 5th International Conference for Convergence in Technology, I2CT 2019, Pune, Maharastra, 2019.[Abstract]

Transliteration is the process to transcribe a script of one language into another, while, backward or back transliteration is converting back the transliterated text into its original script. The highly technical phonetic system of Sanskrit seems to have made the preparation of transliteration scheme quite arduous. This study is focused on development of a rule-based, grapheme model character alignment back-transliteration algorithm of Sanskrit script, transcribed ASCII(American Standard Code for Information Interchange)-encoded English to Devanagari, pursuant to the Harvard-Kyoto (HK) convention. Accordingly , the paper presents the context of the utility for such an algorithm. It also describes the various standard schemes available for transcribing Devanagari into Roman. A survey on the evolution of scripts in India suggests the Brahmi script as the foundation for the origin of variants like Devanagari. Since the nineteenth century, various transliteration schemes based on Roman script have evolved. The International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration (IAST) schemes used diacritics to disambiguate phonetic similarities and seem to have induced much strenuous venture for the non-professionals. The ASCII-based, HK and its variant, Indian Language Transliteration (ITRANS) schemes do not use diacritics and hence accounted to be the simplest. Our rationale for the use of HK scheme, stem from its prime traits of Sanskrit Unicode encoding. We have also explained the Sanskrit alphabet and its classifications, which are incorporated into our proffered process. We appraise the complexity of our pseudo-coded algorithm and finally, we propose an extension of this work in the creation of similar tools, for other Indian languages that use the Devanagari script, such as Hindi and Marathi.

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