Minoru HARA
Born(1930-09-09)September 9, 1930
Other names原 實
Known forSanskrit and Buddhist literature
AwardsPadma Bhushan

Minoru Hara (原 實, Hara Minoru) is a Japanese writer, Indologist, philologist, and a scholar of Sanskrit and Buddhist literature and philosophy.[1]


He is a professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo.[2] His writings include Words for Love in Sanskrit,[3] Tapas in the Smriti Literature,[4] Pasupata Doctrine as Transmitted by Vedantins[5] and A Note on Purna-Kumbha .[6] Budda charita budda no shoÌ"gai,[7] Memorial Ojihara Yutaka Studia Indologica[8] and Studies on Indian philosophy and literature in Japan, 1973-1983[9] are some his other publications. He is an elected member of the Japan Academy (2000).[10] The Government of India awarded him the third highest civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan, in 2009, for his contributions to Indian literature and education.[11] Harānandalaharī (Volume in Honour of Prof. Minoru Hara) is a book published by Pietro Chierichetti in honor of Hara.[12]

See also


  1. ^ "Minoru Hara on Universität Wien". Universität Wien. 2016. Archived from the original on August 21, 2017. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  2. ^ "Hara Minoru". Japan Academy. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  3. ^ Minoru Hara (2007). "Words for Love in Sanskrit". Rivista degli studi orientali. 80 (1/4): 81–106. JSTOR 41913379.
  4. ^ Minoru Hara (1979). "Tapas in the Smrithi Literature" (PDF). Indologica. 23 (39).
  5. ^ Minoru Hara (1979). "Pasupata Doctrine as Transmitted by Vedantins" (PDF). Indologica Taurinensia. 25 (5).
  6. ^ Minoru Hara (2003). "A Note on Purna-Kumbha". Studia Asiatica. International Journal for Asian Studies. IV (4): 517–537.
  7. ^ Minoru Hara (2004). Budda charita budda no shoÌ"gai. ChuÌ"oÌ" KoÌ"ron Shinsha. ISBN 978-4122044104. ASIN 4122044103.
  8. ^ Yagi Toru, Hara Minoru (2007). Memorial Ojihara Yutaka Studia Indologica. Tokyo Bunko. ASIN B002CO6PZ6.
  9. ^ Minoru Hara (1985). Studies on Indian philosophy and literature in Japan, 1973-1983. Centre for East Asian Cultural Studies. ISBN 978-4896563078. ASIN 4896563077.
  10. ^ "Member Japan Academy". Japan Academy. 2016. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  11. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 15, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  12. ^ "Haranandalari (Volume in Honour of Prof. Minoru Hara)". Academia. 2016. Retrieved June 26, 2016.