Kalyanaraman, S. – PhD, D Litt

Dr. S. Kalyanaraman is the Chair of the Taksha Indic Sarasvati-Sindhu Civilization (TISSC) Center: Traditions, Research & Studies. TISSC is one of the units of  Taksha Institute of the World’s Ancient Traditions (TIWAT), each of which emphasizes a different civilization or combination thereof.

In addition, Dr. Kalyanaraman is the sitting Director of the Sarasvati Research Centre Promoting the Indian Ocean Community and National Water Grid for India and National President of the Rameshwaram Ramasethu Protection Movement. From 1978 to 1995, he served as the Sr. Executive at the Asian Development Bank responsible for disbursing a loan portfolio of $60 billion USD for 650 development projects in 29 Asian countries. His doctorate is in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. He is well-versed in Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Sanskrit, and Tamil languages.

Dr. Kalyanaraman took voluntary retirement from the Asian Development Bank in 1995 to devote his attention to research on Indian Civilization. He discovered Vedic River Sarasvati in association with the Indian Space Research Organization and over 700 scientists, and is the Author of 16 books on Sarasvati Civilization, including: a) Epigraphia Indus Script – Hypertexts and Meanings (3 vols., 2018); and b) Comparative Dictionary of Over 25 Ancient Bharatiya Languages. In 2018, he received an Award from the Sanatanadharma Foundation; the Vakankar Award in 2000; the Shivananda Eminent Citizens’ Award in 2008; the Dr. Hedgewar Prajna Samman 2008 Mythic Society Centenary Award. He was also awarded an Honorary D Litt by Deccan College, Deemed University, Pune.


Sarasvati-Sindhu Valleys as Trading Centers, 4th m BCE
Sangam Talk by S. Kalyanaraman
(June 21, 2020 – 11:00am IST – Online)
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Additional Information

Click https://taksha.org/advisors/kalyanaraman/publications/ for a list of selected publications by Dr. Kalyanaraman.

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