Paul Dundas
Born(1952-05-23)23 May 1952
Died5 April 2023(2023-04-05) (aged 71)
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
EmployerUniversity of Edinburgh
AwardsPrakrit Jñānabhāratī International Awards (2019)

Paul Dundas (23 May 1952 – 5 April 2023) was a British Indologist, an honorary fellow in Sanskrit language and Head of Asian studies at the University of Edinburgh.[1] His teachings and research focused extensively on understanding Jainism, Buddhism, Sanskrit literature and Middle Indo-Aryan philology.[2][3][4] He was regarded as one of the leading scholars in Jaina and Prakrit studies.[5] He was a member of the Council of the Pali Text Society.[6]

Bibliography and research papers


Following is the partial list of his books:

Research papers and conferences

Later projects


  1. ^ "Paul Dundas". The University of Edinburgh. 18 May 2023. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  2. ^ bisschop, peter (10 April 2023). "[INDOLOGY] Paul Dundas (1952-2023)". Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  3. ^ Norman, K. R. (1995). "The Jains. By. Paul Dundas. (Library of religious beliefs and practices), Routledge: London New York, 1992. Pp. xii, 276". Modern Asian Studies. 29 (2): 439–441. doi:10.1017/S0026749X00012804. ISSN 1469-8099. S2CID 143686109.
  4. ^ Dundas, Paul; Dundas, Paul-link2 (5 January 2017). The Killing of Shishupala. Murty Classical Library of India. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-66039-7.((cite book)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Understanding Jainism". 2 July 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2023.
  6. ^ "Speakers | The Institute for South Asia Studies". Retrieved 20 May 2023.