KISS Csaba

Csaba Kiss is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Dipartimento Asia, Africa Mediterraneo. His research is framed within the ERC-Synergy grant DHARMA and focused on the study of lay and tantric Śaivism in mediaeval India, as well as on the historical development of the yoga traditions and of caste-systems.

He holds a master’s degree in Indology from ELTE University, Budapest (2000). He obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford (2010) for his edition of selected chapters of the Matsyendrasaṃhitā, a thirteenth-century Śaiva tantric text on yoga. He joined the Early Tantra Project (ANR-DFG) in 2008 to produce a volume on the Brahmayāmala, one of the earliest Bhairavatantras, and while he was research assistant at ELTE University, he worked on texts of the tantric Kubjikā tradition and of the jātiviveka genre.

His main task in the project is to study and edit the Vṛṣasārasaṃgraha, a text of the Śivadharma-corpus, and also to work on a post-tenth-century Śaiva Tantric manual, the Nityāhnikatilaka.

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