Central Asian Studies
Articles

Research Interests: Indo-Iranian languages (Middle Persian, Avestan, Vedic, Sanskrit); Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex; Gathas; Geo-politics of post colonial borders; Non Aristotilean logics (Buddhist Logic)

"In Search of Zoroaster and Brahma"

"A life of Serendipity and Learning"

"Musings on Turkey- The crossroads of civilization"

"Of Gods and Humans: Is there an Indo-European Identity?"

"Cyprus: 10,000 years of History, Culture and Politics"

"Site visit to the Island of Aphrodite [University of Cyprus]"

"Touching Turkey's Timeless (Osmanli) Soul"

"O'(H)industan, where art thou?"

"Glorious Iran"

Lectures

Central Asian and International Brown Bag Lectures

  1. Sriraman, Bharath (and Marianna Papastephanou, in absentia) (2008). Historical, religious and political context in Cyprus: Moving beyond reductionist arguments in the media. International Brown Bag Lectures. The University of Montana, Missoula. March 13, 2008
  2. Sriraman, Bharath (2008). Indo-iranian civilizations: The rise and fall of the Mughal empire. Central Asian Brown Bag Lectures. The University of Montana, Missoula. April 10, 2008
  3. Sriraman, Bharath (2008). Post-colonial legacy: Contrasting North Cyprus and Indian Kashmir. Central and SW Asian studies Brown bag lecture, University of Montana, Oct.30, 2008
  4. Sriraman, Bharath (2009). The Kashmir Paradox- Indian, Pakistani and Kashmiri views on a 60 year turmoil. International Brown Bag Lectures. The University of Montana, Missoula. April 1, 2009
Series of Eight lectures (1.5 hours each) on Indo-Iranian languages [Avesta, Sanskrit] and religions [Zoroastrianism, vedic-Brahmanism, Buddhism, and post vedic-Hinduism]
  1. Origins of the Indo-iranians, August 27, 2008. The University of Montana, Forestry Building 106
  2. Timelines, Indo-Iranians, ancient migrations and plausible theories, September 3. 2008, Forestry Building 106
  3. Introduction to Indo-Iranian religion and languages, September 3. 2008, Forestry Building 106
  4. Zoroastrianism: The origins of Gathas and its parallels with the Vedas, September 10. 2008, Forestry Building 106
  5. Mythologies and Epics. September 10. 2008, Forestry Building 106
  6. Blood, Bactria, Buddha and the burden of being, September 17. 2008, Forestry Building 106
  7. Indo European languages: Structure, similarities and creating a generative grammar.September 17. 2008, Forestry Building 106
  8. Ponderings on the post-vedic phase in the Iranian plateau and Indian sub-continent. September 24. 2008, Forestry Building 106

Scenes from Shiraz -The Heart of Ancient Iran (© Bharath Sriraman)


Isfahan, Iran- Ancient Capital of the Saffavids: Scenes from "Chehel Sotoon" (Palace of 40 Pillars) (© Bharath Sriraman)

Persepolis, Iran: Capital of the Achaemenid Empire (© Bharath Sriraman)


Nagsh-e-jahan, Isfahan