SEMENCOV, Vsevolod Sergeevič

SEMENCOV, Vsevolod Sergeevič. Rudne-Garbovka, Žitomirskaja oblast’, Ukraina 2.7.1941 — Moscow 12.1.1986. Russian Indologist. Son of Sergej Pavlovič S., a forest engineer, and Varvara Ivanovna Orlova, a geologist. Studied first music, from 1963 Indian Philology at Moscow Institute of Oriental Languages, in 1967-68 also at Banaras Hindu University. In 1968-84 sotrudnik at Moscow Oriental Institute. Kand. filol. nauk 1972 Moscow. From 1984 sotrudnik at Institut filosofii of Russian Academy. Specialist in the Bhagavadgītā and Indian religious and philosophical thought.

Publications: Kand.diss. Ritmičeskaja struktura poètičeskogo teksta na primere analiza Bhagavadgity. Manuscript of 302 p. Moscow 1972.

Bhagavadgita i Dhammapada. M. 1968.

Problemy interpretacii brahmaničeskoj prozy (ritual’nyj simbolizm). 181 p. M. 1981.

Bhagavadgita v tradicii i v sovremennoj naučnoj kritike. 238 p. M. 1985.

– Translated into Russian: Bhagavadgita. M. 1999.

Articles, especially on the Bhagavadgītā.

Sources: V.I. Braginskij, NAA 1986:5, 212f.; not in Miliband 1977, but in 1995; *V. K. Šohin, Vsevolod Sergeevič Semencov i rossijskaja indologija. M. 2008; Russian Vikipedija with photo.

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