Michael Witzel

Wales Professor of Sanskrit

Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University


PUBLICATIONS

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1. Jungavestisch apaxedra- im System der avestischen Himmelsrichtungsbezeichnungen. Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft (MSS) 30, (1972), pp. 163-191.

2. Das Pravargya-Brahmana der Katha-Schule des Schwarzen Yajurveda. M.A. thesis, Erlangen 1971, pp. 170

3. On the reconstruction of the authentical Paippalada-Samhita. Journal of the Ganganath Jha Research Institute, Vol. XXIX (1973) pp. 463-488; [Part II:] Vol. XXXII (1976) pp. 137-168

4. Das Katha-Aranyaka, textkritische Edition mit Übersetzung und Kommentar. PhD thesis, Erlangen 1972; partially printed ("Teildruck"), Erlangen-Kathmandu 1974, pp. XXVI, 185

5. On some unknown systems of marking the Vedic accents. Vishvabandhu Commemoration Volume (=Vishveshvaranand Indological Journal, Vol. XII), 1974, pp. 472-508

6. Eine fünfte Mitteilung über das Vadhula-Sutra. Studien zur Indologie und Iranistik (StII), Vol. 1, 1975, pp. 75-108

7. Zur Geschichte der Rajopdhyayas von Bhaktapur. Folia Rara. Festschrift W. Voigt, ed. by H. Franke et al., Wiesbaden 1976, pp. 155-175

8. On the history and the present state of Vedic tradition in Nepal. Vasudha, Vol. XV, No. 12, Kathmandu 1976, pp. 17-24; 35-39  cover;  --   pdf

9. An unknown Upanisad of the Krsna Yajurveda: The Katha-Siksa-Upanisad. Journal of the Nepal Research Centre, Vol. 1, Wiesbaden-Kathmandu 1977, pp. 135

10. On Magical thought in the Veda [Inaugural Lecture]. Leiden: Universitaire Pers, 1979, pp. 22  pdf

11. Die Katha-Siksa-Upanisad und ihr Verhältnis zur Krsnavalli der Taittiriya-Upanisad. WZKS Vol. XXIII (1979) pp. 5-28 [=introduction, text, transl.]

12. On the location of the Licchavi Capital of Nepal. Festschrift für P.Thieme (= StII 5/6) 1980, pp. 311-337

13. Die Katha-Siksa-Up.. , WZKS XXIV (1980), pp. 21-82 [continuation of No. 11: discussion]

14. Materialien zu den vedischen Schulen: I. Über die Caraka-Schule. StII 7 (1981), pp. 109-132. [=Pt.1: History of the Caraka School].  English  Summary  (pdf)

15. Review of: D. Maue, Brhadaranyakopanisad. Giessen 1976. ZDMG 130 (1980), pp. 613-616

16. Early Eastern Iran and the Atharvaveda. Persica IX (1980), pp. 86-128

17. Review of: J. Gonda, The Mantras of the Agnyupasthana and the Sautramani. Amsterdam 198o: Kratylos Vol. XXVI (1981/2), pp. 80-85

18. Über die Caraka-Schule [continuation. of No.14: ch.2-4: position of the school, texts, present state of this lost Sakha] StII 8/9 (1982), pp. 171-240  English Summary (pdf)

(19.) Über sankhu und padbisa, in: A. Wezler, Zum Verständnis von Chandogya-Upanisad 5.1.12, StII 8/9 (1982), pp. 15-188

20. Anunasika in medieval Veda tradition. (Materials on Vedic sakhas, 3) IIJ 25 (1983) p. 19

21. The Rgveda-Samhita as known to AV-Par. 46. (Materials on Vedic sakhas, 4) IIJ 25 (1983), pp. 238-239

22. Rgvedisch udumbala. IIJ 25 (1983), pp. 239-240

23. An unknown Yajurveda-Samhita. (Materials on Vedic sakhas, 6) IIJ 27 (1984), pp. 105-106

24. The earliest form of the concept of rebirth in India, (Summary). 31st CISHAAN (Tokyo-Kyoto) ceedings, ed. by T. Yamamoto, Tokyo 1984, pp. 145-146

25. Buddhist forms of fire ritual (homa) in Nepal and Japan. (Summary). 31st CISHAAN (Tokyo-Kyoto), Proceedings, ed. by T.Yamamoto, Tokyo 1984, p.135

26. On the origin of the literary device of the "frame story" in Old Indian literature, (Sum). 31st CISHAAN (Tokyo-Kyoto), Proceedings, ed. by T.Yamamoto, Tokyo 1984, p. 534

27. On searching for, describing and editing of Vedic manuscripts, (Summary). 31st CISHAAN (Tokyo-Kyoto), Proceedings, ed. by T.Yamamoto, Tokyo 1984, pp. 1098-1099

28. Sur le chemin du ciel. Bulletin des Etudes indiennes, Vol. 2 (1984), pp. 213-279  pdf

29. Die mündliche Tradition der Paippaladins von Orissa. Festgabe für K. Hoffmann, I. = MSS 44 (1985), pp. 259-287

30. Die Atharvavedatradition und die Paippalada-Samhita. ZDMG, Supplementband VI (XXII. Deutscher Orientalistentag, Tübingen, March 1983), Stuttgart 1985, pp. 256-271

31. Regionale und überregionale Faktoren in der Entwicklung vedischer Brahmanengruppen in Mittelalter. (Mater. zu den ved. Schulen, 5). Regionale Tradition in Südasien, ed. by H. Kulke and D. Rothermund (= Beiträge zur Südasienforschung 104), Heidelberg 1986, pp. 37-76   English Summary pdf

32. Agnihotra-Rituale in Nepal. Formen kulturellen Wandels und andere Beiträge zur Erforschung des Himalaya, ed. B. Kölver u. S. Lienhard, St. Augustin: VGH Wissenschaftsverlag 1986, pp. 157-187

33. Review of: S.V. Ganapati, Sama Veda (Delhi 1982), in: ZDMG 136 (1986) p. 149

34. Zu den Namen einiger vedischer Schulen. (Mat. zu den ved. Schulen, 2). StII 10 (1983/85), pp. 231-237

35. On the Archetype of Patanjali's Mahabhasya. IIJ 29 (1986), pp. 249-259

36. On the origin of the literary device of the 'Frame Story' in Old Indian literature. Hinduismus und Buddhismus, Festschrift für U. Schneider, ed. by H.Falk, Freiburg 1987, pp. 380-414

37. On the localisation of Vedic texts and schools (Materials on Vedic sakhas, 7). India and the Ancient world. History, Trade and Culture before A.D. 650. P.H.L. Eggermont Jubilee Volume, ed.by G. Pollet, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 25, Leuven 1987, pp. 173-213, 2 maps pdf  map1 (tribes) map 2 (Veda schools)

38. JB palpulani. The structure of a Brahmana tale. Fel. Vol. B.R. Sharma, ed. by M.D. Balasubrahmaniam, Tirupati (Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha) 1986, ca. 189-216

39. The coronation rituals of Nepal, with special reference to the coronation of King Birendra in 1975. Heritage of the Kathmandu Valley. Proceedings of an International Conference in Lübeck, June 1985, ed. by Niels Gutschow and Axel Michaels. (Nepalica 4, hg. von B. Kölver u. S. Lienhard). St. Augustin (VGH Wissenschaftsverlag) 1987, 417-467

40. The case of the shattered head. Festschrift für W. Rau, (= StII 13/14), Reinbek 1987, pp.363- 415

41. Tracing the Vedic dialects. in: Colette Caillat, Dialects dans les litteratures indo-aryennes. Actes du Colloque International organise par UA 1058 sous les auspices du C.N.R.S avec le soutien du College de France, de la Fondation Hugot du College de France, de l'Universite de Paris III, du Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres, Paris (Fondation Hugot) 16-18 Septembre 1986. Paris (College de France, Institut de Civilisation Indienne) 1989, pp. 97-264

42. The Realm of the Kurus: Origins and Development of the First State in India. Nihon Minami Ajia Gakkai Zenkoku Taikai, Hokoku Yoshi, [Summaries of the Congress of the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies], Kyoto 1989, pp. 1-4   htm file, (2 opposite pages)

43. Kumano.kara Woruga.made. (From Kumano to the Volga, in Japanese) Zinbun 36, Kyoto 1990, p. 4-5

(43a.) Ed., introduction, and Index of: W. Caland, Kleine Schriften (Glasenapp-Stiftung, Bd. 27) Stuttgart 1990, pp. XXXIII, 786.

44. Ushi.wo meguru Indojin.no kagae (On the concept of the sacredness of the Cow in India; in Japanese) Has 1991, No.1, The Association of Humanities and Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University, 1991, No.1, p. 9-20

45. On Indian historical writing: The case of the Vamsavalis. Journal of the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies, No. 2, 1990, p.1-57  *provisional HTML file, no diacritics

46. Notes on Vedic dialects, 1. Zinbun, Annals of the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, 67 (1991) Kyoto 1991, 31-70

47. Review: Swati Datta (nee Sen Gupta), Migrant Brahmanas in Northern India. Their Settlement and General Impact c. A.D. 475-1030. Delhi (Motilal Bantheidass) 1989, pp. XV, 270. in: Journal of the Economy of the Near East, 35, pp. 364-366

48. Review: Zur Schulzugehörigkeit von Werken der Hinayana-Literatur. Zweiter Teil (Symposien zur Buddhismusforschung, III, 2). (ed.) Heinz Bechert. Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen, Philologisch-Historische Klasse, Dritte Folge, No. 154. Göttingen : Vandenhoek & Ruprecht. 1987. p. 301-434. JAOS 1991, 581-583

49. Meaningful ritual. Structure, development and interpretation of the Tantric Agnihotra ritual of Nepal. Ritual, State and History in South Asia. Essays in honour of J.C. Heesterman, ed. A.W. van den Hoek, D.H.A. Kolff, M.S.Oort, Leiden 1992, 774-827

50. Review article: Alfred Hillebrandt, Kleine Schriften, ed. R. P. Das, Wiesbaden (Steiner) 1987. Journal of the American Oriental Society 112.4 (1992) pp. 611-618

51. Nepalese Hydronomy: Towards a history of settlement in the Himalayas. Proceedings of the Franco-German Conference at Arc-et-Senans, June 1990. Paris 1993, pp. 217-266   *pdf

52. Review article: Swati Datta (nee Sen Gupta), Migrant Brahmanas in Northern India. Their Settlement and General Impact c. A.D. 475-1030. Delhi (Motilal Bantheidass) 1989, pp. XV, 270. in: Journal of the American Oriental Society 114, 1994, pp. 264-268

53. Kashmiri manuscripts and pronunciation. in: Studies on the Nilamata-Purana, ed. by Y. Ikari, Kyoto 1995, pp. 1-53

54. The Kashmiri Brahmins. in: Studies on the Nilamata-Purana, ed. by Y. Ikari, Kyoto 1995, pp. 211- 268     *provisional pdf

55. Looking for the heavenly casket. Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies 1.2 (1995) (EJVS 1-2)

56. Early Indian History: Linguistic and Textual Parameters. in: Language, Material Culture and ethnicity. The Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia, ed. G. Erdosy, (Indian Philology and South Asian Studies, ed. Albrecht Wezler and Michael Witzel, Vol. 1) Berlin/New York (de Gruyter) 1995, 85-125

57. Rgvedic history: poets, chieftains and politics. in: Language, Material Culture and Ethnicity. The Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia, ed. G. Erdosy, (Indian Philology and South Asian Studies, ed. Albrecht Wezler and Michael Witzel, Vol. 1) Berlin/New York (de Gruyter) 1995, 307-352

(57a. Editorials, EJVS 1-1, 1-2 (May and June 1995) www1.shore.net/~india/ejvs)

57b. Tantra and Dharma Teachers from Kashmir. International Journal of Tantric Studies (IJTS) IJTS 1-3 (1996), www1.shore.net/~india/ijts; http://www.asiatica.org/publications/ijts/

58. Early Sanskritization, Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies (EJVS), vol. 1, 4, Dec. 1995, www1.shore.net/~india/ejvs.

58a. Reprint of No. 58:    Journal of the Indological Society of Southern Africa (JISSA),  4, Dec. 1996, 1-35.

59. How to enter the Vedic mind? Strategies in Translating a Brahmana text. Translating, Translations, Translators From India to the West. (Harvard Oriental Series, Opera Minora, 1) Cambridge : Harvard Oriental Series 1996.     *pdf

60. Looking for the heavenly casket, Fs . P. Thieme, StII 20, 1996: 531-544, [expanded version of no. 55]

61. Introduction, In: F.B.J. Kuiper, Selected Writings on Indian Linguistics and Philology, ed. by A. Lubotsky, M.S. Oort, M. Witzel, Amsterdam-Atlanta: Rodopi 1997, pp. ix-xxvi

62. Early Sanskritization. Origins and development of the Kuru State. B. Kölver (ed.), Recht, Staat und Verwaltung im klassischen Indien. The state, the Law, and Administration in Classical India. München : R. Oldenbourg 1997, 27-52

63. Sarama and the Panis. Origins of Prosimetric Exchange in Archaic India. Joseph Harris and Karl Reichl (eds.), Prosimetrum: Crosscultural Perspectives on Narrative in Prose and Verse, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer 1997, 397-409

64. Macrocosm, Mesocosm, and Microcosm. The persistant nature of 'Hindu' beliefs and symbolical forms . in S. Mittal (ed.), IJHS Symposium on Robert Levy's MESOCOSM, International Journal of Hindu Studies, 1.3 Dec. 1998, 501-53 (http://web.clas.ufl.edu/users/gthursby/ijhs/abs01-03.htm)

65. No Sati, Little Dowry: The lot of Women in the Vedic Period . IJTS 2: 4 (Dec. 1966) http://www.asiatica.org/publications/jsaws/

65b. Reprint of no. 65 in: Journal of South Asia Women Studies: 1995 - 1997. Enrica Garzilli  (ed.) Milan: Asiatica Association 1997: 159-169

66. The Development of the Vedic Canon and its Schools: The Social and Political Milieu. (Materials on Vedic Sakhas 8). In: Inside the Texts, Beyond the Texts. New Approaches to the Study of the Vedas. Harvard Oriental Series. Opera Minora, vol. 2. Cambridge 1997, 257-345  *pdf

67. M. Witzel (ed.) Introduction. In: Inside the texts, Beyond the Texts. New Approaches to the Study of the Vedas. (Harvard Oriental Series, Opera Minora 2). Cambridge 1997   *pdf

68. Classical Studies and Indology. In: H. Nakatani (ed.) Reconstitution of Classical Studies. Special Issue : A Report on the First Symposium towards a Reconstitution of Classical Studies, No. 3. 3/11/ Heisei 11 /[1999]: 16-36

69. Aryan and non-Aryan Names in Vedic India. Data for the linguistic situation, c. 1900-500 B.C. in : J. Bronkhorst & M. Deshpande (eds.), Aryans and Non-Non-Aryans, Evidence, Interpretation and Ideology. Cambridge (Harvard Oriental Series, Opera Minora 3). 1999, 337-404  *pdf

70. Substrate Languages in Old Indo-Aryan (Rgvedic, Middle and Late Vedic). EJVS Vol. 5,1, Aug. 1999, 1-67 (http://www1.shore.net/~india/ejvs)

70.a. Reprint of no. 70 in: International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics, IJDL  2001, 1 sqq. [NB: proofs not seen by the author]

71. Early Sources for South Asian Substrate Languages. Mother Tongue (extra number), October 1999, pp.1-70 [longer, slightly revised version of no. 70]  *pdf

72. Sapta rsayah - The Big Dipper (ursa maior) In: H. Nakatani (ed.) Reconstitution of Classical Studies . No. 4. 4/11/ Heisei 11 / [1999]: 36

73. The Pleiades and the Bears, viewed from inside the Vedic Texts. EJVS 5,2 Dec. 1999. (http://www1.shore.net/~india/ejvs)

74. Comments on Srinivasan, Mother Tongue V, 1999 [August 2000],  119-140  [on: L.A.Srinivasan, An Enquiry about Sumerian Words, Mother  Tongue (MT) V, 109-=118]

75. Die sprachliche Situation Nordindiens in vedischer Zeit. Indoarisch, Iranisch, und die Indogermanistik, Arbeitstagung der  Indogermanischen  Gesellschaft 1997 in Erlangen;  hg.  B. Forssman & Robert Plath.  Wiesbaden: L. Reichert  2000, 543-579

76. The Home of the Aryans. Anusantatyai. Fs. für Johanna Narten  zum 70. Geburtstag, ed. A. Hintze & E. Tichy.  (Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft, Beihefte NF 19)  Dettelbach: J.H. Roell 2000, 283-338   *pdf

77. Little Words with Profound Meaning.    Review of Dr. Madhusudan Mishra,  From Indus to Sanskrit, (Part One)
Delhi : Yugank Publishers 1996     (SAAVADHAANAPATTRA 1)
EJVS  Vol. 7, issue 1 (March 2001)

78. WESTWARD HO!  The Incredible Wanderlust of the Rgvedic Tribes
Exposed by S. Talageri.   A Review of:  Shrikant G. Talageri, The Rigveda. A historical analysis.  part 1   part 2 part 3
(Saavadhaanapattra no. 2)  EJVS 7-2,   March 31, 2001

79. Autochthonous Aryans? The Evidence from Old Indian and Iranian Texts.
EJVS 7-3  May 25, 2001      pdf

80. ADDENDUM to EJVS 7-3, notes 45-46  EJVS 7-4  pdf

81. A first link between the Rgvedic Panjab and Mesopotamia:  s'imbala/s'almali, and GISgisimmar?  In: Klaus Karttunen aand Petteri Koskikallio (eds.) Vidyarnavavandanam. Essays in Honour of Asko Parpola. 2000 (Studia Orientalia, published by the Finnish Or. Soc. 94): 497-508

82.  Sanskrit.  In: Facts About the World's Languages: an Encyclopedia of the World's Major Languages, Past and Present, ed. by J. Garry and C. Rubino. New York /Dublin: H.W. Wilson Co. 2001, pp.  611-622

83. Comparison and Reconstruction : Language and Mythology.    MT VI 2001, 45-62

84. Prajatantu. In: Ryutaro Tsuchiyama and Albrecht Wezler (eds.). Haranandalahari. Volume edited in Honour of  Professor Minoru Hara on his Seventieth Birthday.   Reinbek : Inge Wezler 2000: 457-480

85. Medieval Veda Tradition as Reflected  in Nepalese Manuscripts. Journal of the Nepal Research Centre, 12, 2001, 255-299

86.  Out of India: Classical values for Today and Tomorrow.  In: H. Nakatani (ed.) Reconstitution of Classical Studies. Special Issue : A Report on a Symposium towards a Reconstitution of Classical Studies [2001]

87. The  Numeral System of Jarawa Andamanese. MT VII, 2002, 265-272

88  Canon and Continuing Innovation:  Indian Approaches to the Classics.
In: H. Nakatani (ed.)  Classics as a Basis of Creativity. Proceeedings of the 7th International Symposium on the Reconstitution of Classical Studies (ISRCS), Sept. 22-23, Kyoto, 2002, 46-55

89. S. Farmer, J. B. Henderson, M.Witzel. Neurobiology, Layered Texts, and Correlative Cosmologies: A Cross-Cultural Framework for Premodern History.  Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (BMFEA) 72, 2002, 48-90    pdf

89a. S.Farmer, J.B. Henderson, M.Witzel , P.Robinson. Computer Models of the Evolution of Premodern Religious, Philosophical and Cosmological Systems.-- Companion piece to No. 88, ON THE NET ONLY:

90.  --- and A. Griffiths, K.B. Upadhyaya. A list of Paippalada-Atharvavedin settlements according to field-notes by Michael Witzel (1983)  and Arlo Griffiths (1998-99, 1999, 2000-01, 2002) with the assistance of Kunja Bihari Upadhyaya. In: A. Ghosh, Atharvana (a collection of essays on the AtharvaVeda with special reference to its Paippalùda tradition).  Kolkata: Sanskrit Book Depot 2002: 167-179
 

91. Das alte Indien. [Historyof Old India, to 600 CE] München: C.H. Beck  [C.H. Beck  Wissen in der Beck'schen Reihe: bsr 2304 ] 2003

92. Possehl, G. and M. Witzel.  Vedic.  In: P.N. Peregrine and M. Ember, eds., Encyclopedia of Prehistory, Volume 8: South and Southwest Asia.  Published in conjunction with the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York New York  2003: 391-396.

93. Vedas and Upanisads. In: Gavin Flood (ed.) The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism. Oxford/Malden MA: Blackwell  2002, 68-101

94. Ein Fremdling im Rgveda. Journal of Indo-European Studies (JIES) 31, No. 1-2 (2003), 107-185

95. S. W. Jamison and M. Witzel  Vedic Hinduism. In: A. Sharma (ed.),  The Study of Hinduism. University of  South Carolina Press 2003, 65-113  [written in 1992/95; long version: (1992) html file; pdf]

96. Yajnavalkya as ritualist and philosopher, and his personal language.  In: Adhami, S. (ed.)  Paitimana. Essays in Iranian, Indo-European, and Indian Studies in Honor of Hanns-Peter Schmidt. Volumes I & II. Casta Mesa CA : Mazda Publishers  2003, 103-143

97. Aryom ke bharatiya mula ki kalpana: itihasa mem mithaka ka misrana.
Dilli : Grantha Silpi  2004 cover/ Copyright page

98.  F.B.J. Kuiper  1907-2003  (obituary), EJVS 11-1  2004

99. Linguistic Evidence for Cultural Exchange in Prehistoric Western Central Asia.
Philadelphia: Sino-Platonic Papers 129,  Dec. 2003, [Aug.  2004]
provisional pdf:  http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~sanskrit/images/C._ASIA_.pdf

100. The Rgvedic Religious System and its Central Asian and Hindukush Antecedents.
In: A. Griffiths & J.E.M. Houben (eds.). The Vedas: Texts, Language and Ritual. Groningen: Forsten   2004: 581-636  Excerpt: Kalasha Religion

101. Katha Âranyaka.  Critical edition with a translation into German and an introduction.
Cambridge: Harvard Oriental Series 65. 2004  [pp. lxxix, XXVI, 220, with color facsimiles of the Kashmir bhûrja MS]

102. Early Linguistic Realationships between Central Asia and South Asia.
Tsushin , Tokyo Gaikokugo Daigaku,  112, 2004,  74-75

103. The Collapse of the Indus-Script Thesis:The Myth of a Literate Harappan Civilization
by  Steve Farmer, Richard Sproat, and Michael Witzel    EJVS 11-2  (Dec. 13, 2005)  pdf
Discussion in SCIENCE MAGAZINE  306, Dec. 17., 2004, 2026-2029

104. Central Asian Roots and Acculturation in South Asia:  Linguistic and Archaeological Evidence from Western Central Asia,  the Hindukush and Northwestern South Asia for Early Indo-Aryan Language and Religion.
In:  T. Osada (ed.)  Linguistics, Archaeology and the Human Past. Kyoto : Indus Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature  2004, 87-211

105. Vala and Iwato. The Myth of the Hidden Sun in India, Japan and beyond.
EJVS 12-1, (March 1, 2005), 1-69 pdf; additional pictures, tables, maps: pdf (big file!)

106. Indocentrism: Autochthonous visions of ancient India.
In:  The Indo-Aryan controversy : evidence and inference in Indian history / edited by Edwin F. Bryant and Laurie L. Patton.  London ; New York : Routledge, 2005

107. F.J. B. Kuiper. Obituary. Indo-Iranian Journal  2004 [2006]

108. Hinduism . In:  S. Wolpert (ed.)  Encyclopedia of India; published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Dec. 2005
Languages and  scripts. In:  S. Wolpert (ed.)  Encyclopedia 
of India; published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Dec. 2005

Brahmanas. In:  S. Wolpert (ed.)  Encyclopedia of India; published by Charles Scribner's Sons. Dec. 2005

109. Rama’s  Realm  Indocentric Rewritings of Early South Asian Archaeology and History . In a vol. on Pseudoarchaeology,  ed. by G.Fagan. Routledge

110. Creation myths In: T. Osada (ed.).  Proceedings of the Pre-Symposium of RHIN and 7th ESCA Harvard-Kyoto Round Table. Published by the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RHIN), Kyoto, Japan   2006: 284-318

111.  South Asian agricultural vocabulary. In: T. Osada (ed.).  Proceedings of the Pre-Symposium of RHIN and 7th ESCA Harvard-Kyoto Round Table. Published by the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RHIN), Kyoto, Japan   2006: 96-120

112. The Vedas and the Epics: Some Comparative Notes on Persons, Lineages, Geography, and Grammar.  In: P. Koskikallio (ed.) Epics, Khilas, and Puranas. Continuities and Ruptures. Proceedings of the Third Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Puranas. September 2002.  Zagreb: Croatian Academy of Sciences  and  the Arts  2005: 21-80

113.   Loan words in western Central Asia. Indicators of substrate populations, migrations, and trade relations. In: V. Mair (ed.) Contact and Exchange in the Ancient World.  Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press 2006:  158-190

114. Brahmanical Reactions to Foreign Influences and to Social and Religious Change. In: Olivelle, P. (ed.) Between the Empires. Society in India between 300 BCE and 400 CE. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2006:457-499

115. Notes on Vedic Dialects. (2).  In: Schweiger, G. Indogermanica. Festschrift Gert Klingenschmitt. Indische, iranische und indogermanische Studien dem verehrten Jubilar dargebracht zu seinem fünfundsechstigsten Geburtstag. Taimering: Schweiger-VWT-Verlag  2005: 733-743  [2006]

116. Out of Africa: the Journey of the Oldest Tales of Humankind. In: Generalized Science of Humanity Series, Vol. I. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa 2006: 21-65.

117. Memories of a Hindu Nepal: Accounts of a Personal Journey . Swadharma.  Harvard’s Hinduism Journal, I, May 2006:  18-24

118.  Rig-Veda. Das heilige Wissen. Erster und zweiter Liederkreis. Aus dem vedischen Sanskrit übersetzt und herausgegeben von Michael Witzel und Toshifumi Goto unter Mitarbeit von Eijiro Doyama und Mislav Jezic.  Frankfurt: Verlag der Weltreligionen. 2007, pp. 1-889  cover and contents;
contents1    contents2

119. Myths and Consequences. Review of Stefan Arvidsson, Indo-European Mythology as Ideology and Science. (Chicago University Press 2006). Science, vol. 317, 28 September 2007, 1868-1869 (Manuscript Number: 1141619). 
http://www. sciencemag,org.
Summary: http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/317/5846/1868?ijkey=vNHCuWdIhTviU&keytype=ref&siteid=sci
Full Text:  http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/317/5846/1868?ijkey=vNHCuWdIhTviU&keytype=ref&siteid=sci
 



In Press.

The Kashmiri Pandits. In  a vol. on Kashmir edited by  T.N. Madan and A. Rao. Delhi: Manohar [2008]
 

The Languages of Harappa (Early linguistic data and the Indus civilization). In:  J. Kenoyer  (ed.)   Proceedings of the conference on the Indus civilization, Madison 1998. provisional. pdf

The  Realm of  the Kuru. The History of the Indo-Aryans in the Vedic Period.  Hyderabad [2008?]

Female Rishis and Philosophers in the Veda?  Paper  at a conference on women in India, organized by E. Garzilli (U. of Macerata), Milano Oct. 2002
 

In Preparation:

ORIGINS. How the world's mythologies were born.
(a book on comparative historical mythology,  sent to press Jan 2008)

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Other, and popular:

Memories of a Hindu Nepal: Accounts of a Personal Journey .
Swadharma.  Harvard’ Hinduism Journal, I, May 2006:  18-24
 

"The Vedic Literature" in: Vaisnavism. Contemporary Scholars Discuss the Gaudiya Tradition.
Ed. by Steven Rosen. Foreword by Edward Dimock, Jr. New York 1992, 19-26

A few minor reviews in ZDMG, , and contributions on Indian literature in Kindler's Literaturlexikon, München 1972/73 and 1991/2
as well as incidental contributions to local publications.
 

Discussion of a recent pseudo-archaeological hoax:

---, and S. Farmer, Horseplay in Harappa. The Indus Valley  Decipherment Hoax.
 Frontline [Chennai]  Vol. 17 :: No. 19, Oct. 13, 2000, 4-14
http://www.flonnet.com/fl1720/fl172000.htm
http://www.flonnet.com/fl1720/17200040.htm

---, and S. Farmer, [Follow up]:  New Evidence on the 'Piltdown Horse' Hoax
Vol. 17 :: No. 23, November 11 - 24, 2000, pp.  126-129
http://www.flonnet.com/fl1723/fl172300.htm
http://www.flonnet.com/fl1723/17231220.pdf
[complete update:   http://www.safarmer.com/frontline/  ]
 

Summary  of the Decipherment Hoax  in OUTLOOK,  Nov 6, 2000:

A Bushy Tail: The Piltdown Horse
Wild guesses, fantasy as fact, outright fraud-that's the staple of revisionist 'Hindu' historians
http://www.outlookindia.com/full.asp?fodname=20001106&fname=Opinion%20(F)&sid=1
 

Discussion pieces in THE HINDU, Open Page

1/29/02  Indus Civilisation and Vedic society
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/op/2002/01/29/stories/2002012900080100.htm

3/5/02     Harappan horse myths and the sciences
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/op/2002/03/05/stories/2002030500130100.htm

5/21/02   M. Witzel (assisted by Richard Meadow): Horses, logic, and evidence
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/op/2002/05/21/stories/2002052100060200.htm

6/25./02   A maritime Rigveda? — How not to read ancient texts
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/op/2002/06/25/stories/2002062500030200.htm

8/6/02  Philology vanished: Frawley's Rigveda — I
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/op/2002/08/06/stories/2002080600070200.htm

8/13/02  Philology vanished: Frawley's Rigveda — II
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/op/2002/08/13/stories/2002081300020200.htm

12/4//02  Rewriting  History
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/2002/12/04/stories/2002120400321003.htm

2/11/2003 Ecology, rhetoric or dumbing down? -- I
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/op/2003/02/11/stories/2003021100060200.htm

2/18/2003  Ecology, rhetoric or dumbing down? --II
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/op/2003/02/18/stories/2003021800050200.htm

4/1/2003  'Paradigm shift' in history? — I
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/op/2003/04/01/stories/2003040100110200.htm
4/8/2003  'Paradigm shift' in history? — II
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/op/2003/04/08/stories/2003040800010200.htm

(full details, pro and contra<to be continued...>