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Publications by/about Peter G. Friedlander

Article about my experiences in India
from: Saptahik Outlook 2004 (Hindi)

Hindi in Banaras & how I learned Hindi
(Unpublished paper from ASAA conference 2006 (English)

I've learned three types of Hindi
Outlook Weekly
from: September 2006 (Hindi)

Interview with Sunanda Varma
from: Kadambani 2010 (Hindi)

Interview with Atmaram Sharma
from: GarbhanalAugust 2013 (Hindi)

Publications by Peter G. Friedlander

- 2015, “Hindi Detective Pulp Fiction” in Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context, Vol. 8. 2 (2015), 27-47.Online at:

- 2015, “Kabīr: Oral to Manuscript Transitions” in Oral Traditions, Vol. 22, 2 (2015), 187-202. Online at:

- 2015, “The theory and practice of the Mandala: ritual and identity in the Kabīr Panth” in Asian Horizons. edited by A. A. Di Castro and D. Templeman (Melbourne: Monash University Press, 2015), 296-312.

- 2014, The Treasury of Devotion: Sant Charandas's Bhaktipadarth. New Delhi: Prestige. (joint publication with Harry Aveling)

- 2013, Muni Ratnacandra’s Nine Jain Questions for Christians
International Journal of Jaina Studies (Online) Vol. 9, No. 6 (2013) 1-30

- 2013, "Vivekananda and Chicago 1893: Bridging East and West" in Asian Currents, (Asian Studies Association of Australia newsletter), October 2013, pp. 25-27.

- 2012, "Hindi after Henry" in Asian Currents (Asian Studies Association of Australia newsletter), December 2012, pp. 4-6.

- 2012 , "Kabir and the Print Sphere" in Thesis 11, 113(1) (2012), 45 - 56.

- 2012, "Conflict and Peace in Buddhism", in The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution, Lee Marsden (ed). Ashgate, London, pp.79-95.

- 2012, "Contemporary Buddhism and the challenge of multiculturalism in India", in The Reluctant Superpower (Mattoo, A. ed.). Melbourne University Press: Melbourne, pp. 79-104.

- 2012, "Ravidas' in vol. IV. of Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism (BEH), in Knut A. Jacobsen et al (eds)., Brill: Leiden, pp. 371-378.

- 2011, "Learning Languages as Expressions of Cultures" in Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 2011, Vol. 8, Suppl. 1, pp. 300–311.
Online at:

-, 2011, "Before Translation?" in Ronit Ricci & Jan van der Putten (eds.), Translation in Asia, UK & Kinderhook, NY: St Jerome Publishing, pp. 45-56.

- 2011, "Tagore, Kabir and Underhill," in Seminar, 623, July 2011, New Delhi, pp. 40-44.
Online at

-, 2011, ""Tagore: travels and Translations, " in Asian Currents, 78, July 2011, pp. 10-14, ISSN 1449–4418.
Online at:

-, 2010, "Ritual and reform in the Kabir Panth." In: Morrell, Elizabeth, and Michael D. Barr (eds). 2010. Crises and Opportunities: Proceedings of the 18th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 2010, Adelaide, Australia. Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Inc and the University of Adelaide.
Online at:

-, 2010, 'The Body and World in Buddhism', in Medicine, Religion, and the Body, Edited by Elizabeth Burns Coleman, and Kevin White, Brill: Leiden.

-, 2009, The Hindi Newspaper Revolution: Teaching Reading of Print and Online News Media', Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, 2009, Vol. 6, Suppl. 1, pp. 254–267.
Online at:

- 2009, “Dhammapada Traditions and Translations,”in Journal of Religious History, Vol. 33, No. 2, June 2009, pp. 218-237.

- 2009, “Buddhism and Politics” in Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics, Haynes, J. (ed.) Routledge, London and New York, pp. 11-25.

- 2007, “Dhammapada: Translations and Recreations” in One Word, Many Versions, Palapathwala, R, and Karickam, A. (eds.), Dr Alexander Marthoma Centre for Dialogue, Tiruvalla-1 Kerala, pp. 54-76.

- 2006, “Buddhism and Politics” in The Politics of Religion, Haynes, J. (ed.), Routledge: London and New York. (Routledge catalogue entry)

-, 2006, “Hindustani Textbooks from the Raj” in Electronic Journal of Foreign Language Teaching, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Volume 3 Supplement, April 2006, ISSN 0219-9874.
Online at:

-, 2006, “Prayer and Meditation” in Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd Ed.Edited by Keith Brown Elsevier: Oxford 2006 ISBN 0-08-044299-4.

-, & Aveling, H, 2005, The Songs of Daya Bai, Prestige Books: Delhi. [Selected in 2007-8 by National Library Foundation and recommended for purchase in 127 government libraries in India]

-, 2004, 'Travel talk: phrases for travellers in India', in Asia Examined: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 2004, Canberra, Australia. Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) & Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), The Australian National University. ISBN 0-9580837-1-1.

-, 2002, Buddhist Meditation Traditions (OUA unit REL22), La Trobe University: Melbourne.

-, 2001, Newspaper Hindi (OUA unit HIN22), La Trobe University: Melbourne.

-, 2001, Conversational Hindi (OUA unit HIN20), La Trobe University: Melbourne.

-, Robin Jeffrey and Sanjay Seth. 2001. 'Subliminal Charge: How Hindi-Language Newspaper Expansion Affects India', in Media International Australia, No. 100 - August 2001.

-, 2000, Buddhism Past and Present (OUA unit REL15), La Trobe University: Melbourne.

-, 2000, 'The Noble Eight-fold Path and Nibbana', in Sambodhi Vol. 10, Mahabodhi Society: Buddha Gaya.

-, 1999, Hindi Short Stories (OUA unit HIN21), La Trobe University: Melbourne.

-, 1998, Modern Hindi Texts, La Trobe University: Melbourne.

-, 1997, Hindi Language One, La Trobe University: Melbourne.

-, 1996, 'The Struggle for Salvation in the Hagiographies of Ravidas', in Leslie, J. (ed.) Myth and Mythmaking, Curzon Press: London.

-, 1996, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Hindi Manuscripts in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, Wellcome Trust: London.

-, 1994, 'The Core of the Vani of Raidas', in Entwistle, A. W. & Mallison, F. (eds.), Studies in South Asian Devotional Literature, Manohar: Delhi.

-, 1994, 'The Historian's Delight', in Jones, I. (ed.), The Wellcome Trust Review, Volume Three, Wellcome Trust: London.

-, 1994, 'Merchants and Manuscripts: Jain gutka manuscripts and the gutka of Sah Ramcand', in John Sims (ed.), SALG Newsletter, no.41. January 1994, South Asia Library Group: London.

-, 1994, 'A Hand list of Hindi Manuscripts in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine', in Kanitkar, H. A. (ed.), IAVRI Bulletin, Nos. 15-16, 1991-2., International Association of the Vrindaban Research Institute: London.

Callewaert, W. M & Friedlander, P., 1992, The Life and Works of Sant Raidas, Manohar: Delhi.


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