SEREBRJAKOV, Igor’ Dmitrievič

SEREBRJAKOV, Igor’ Dmitrievič. Sartana, Mariupolsk, gub. Ekaterinoslav (obl. Doneck) 14.(27.)11.1917 — Ibid. 20.9.1998. Russian Indologist. Son of a worker. Graduated 1940 from Philological Faculty, Leningrad. Kand. filol. nauk 1964, Dr. filol. n. 1975. In 1940-56 in army service, in 1941-47 taught at VIIJa. In 1959-61 cultural delegate in India and 1964-69 correspondent of Pravda in South India. From 1961 naučnyj sotrudnik at Oriental Institute, Academy of Science.

Specialist of Sanskrit, Hindi and Pañjabi, in his times one of the leading Sanskritists of Soviet Indology.

Publications: At least 100 items, e.g. kand.diss. O stanovlenii pendžabskoj nacional’noj literatury. Manuscript of 253 p. M. 1964; dr.diss. Literaturnyj process v Indii VII–XIII vekov. Manuscript, M. 1975.

– “Sovremenaja progressivnaja indijskaja literatura”, Šark julduzi (Taškent) 1951:11, 136-151.

With I. S. Rabinovič: Pendžabsko-russkij slovar’. 1040 p. M. 1961.

Transl.: Tridcat’ dve novelly o monahah. 103 p. M. 1962; “Haribhadra. Povest’ o plutah”, Povesti, skazki, pritči drevnej Indii. M. 1964, 238-258; Bhartrihari. Šatakatrajam. 133 p. M. 1979.

Drevneindijskaja literatura. 200 p. M. 1963; Očerki drevneindijskoj literatury. 390 p. M. 1971.

Pendžabskaja literatura. 193 p. M. 1963, English tr. Punjabi Literature. M. 1968.

Transl. with others: Somadeva. Povest’ o care Udajane. Pjat’ knig iz «Okeana skazanij». M. 1967; Somadeva. Neobyknovennye pohoždenija careviča Nara­vahana­datty. 540 p. M. 1972; Somadeva. Dal’nejščie pohoždenija Nara­vahana­datty. 445 p. M. 1976.

– Transl. from Braj Bh.: Bahtāvar, Sūnisār. Perevod s bradža, vstupitel’naja statja i kommentarii. 125 p. M. 1976.

Literaturnyj process v Indii (VII–XII veka). 160 p. M. 1979.

– “A few thoughts on Kṣemendra’s Narmamālā”, IT 8-9, 1980-81, 385-390; “Somadeva on art”, J. W. de Jong Vol. 1982, 499-504.

Pamjatniki kašmirsk. sanskritojazyč. lit. obščnosti VII–XIII vv. 150 p. M. 1982.

Literatura narodov Indii. 304 p. M. 1985.

– ‘Okean skazanij’ Somadevy kak pamjatnik ind. srednevekob. kul’tury. 237 p. M. 1989.

Sources: E. Ju. Badina, Vostok 1999:2, 214f.; Miliband, Biobibliogr. slovar’ sovetskih vostokovedov. 1977, 1995; bibliography by S. D. Miliband in NAA 1987:6, 204f.; Wikipedia briefly.

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