Richard Gombrich

On this page you will find links to Richard's published articles. Please take your time and enjoy Richard's work through the years.

Richard Gombrich Archive


1977 On Being Sanskritic

On being Sanskritic: a plea for civilized study and the study of civilization, (Oxford, 1978) - Inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 14 October 1977

1975 Buddhist Karma and Social Control

'Buddhist karma and social control', Comparative Studies in Society and History 17/2 (1975), pp. 212-20.

1975 Ancient Indian Cosmology

'Ancient Indian cosmology', in Blacker, C. and Loewe, M. (eds.), Ancient Cosmologies (London, 1975), pp. 110-42.

1972 Feminine Elements in Sinhalese Buddhism

'Feminine elements in Sinhalese Buddhism', Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens vol. 16 (1972), pp. 67-93.

1971 The Fifty Stanzas of a Thief

'The fifty stanzas of a thief', Mahfil 7/3-4 (1971), pp. 175-86. (Translation of the Caura-pañcāsikā with an introduction.)

1971 Merit Transference in Sinhalese Buddhism: A Case Study of the Interaction Between Doctrine and Practice

'"Merit transference" in Sinhalese Buddhism: a case of the interaction between doctrine and practice', History of Religions 11/2 (1971), pp. 203-19.

1971 Food for Seven Grandmothers: Stages in the Universalisation of a Sinhalese Ritual

'Food for seven grandmothers: stages in the universalization of a Sinhalese ritual', Man: Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 6/1 (1971), pp. 5-17.

1966 The Consecration of a Buddhist Image

'The consecration of a Buddhist image', Journal of Asian Studies 26/1 (1966), pp. 23-36.

1960's The State of Indological Studies in the UK today

'The state of Indological studies in the UK today' in Gaur, A. (ed.), South Asian Studies, Papers presented at a colloquium 24-26 April 1985. British Library Occasional Papers 7 (London, 1986), pp. 57-62.