Vita

Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma was born in 1937 at Ulichi, now in Andhra Pradesh, to Sri Sreeramula Subrahmanya Sastri and Srimati Sreeramula Sakunthalamma.
He is married to Dr. phil. Renate Sarma; they have a son, Ananda Vardhana Sarma, LL.M.


Education

B.A. (English, Sanskrit, Mathematics), Sir C. R. R. College, Eluru / Andhra University, 1957.
M.A. (Sanskrit), Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, 1959.
Dr.phil. (Indology), Philipps Universität, Marburg, 1966 (Dissertation: The Pūrvagaṇita of Āryabhaṭa’s (II) Mahāsiddhānta. Edited and translated).


Employment

Department of Sanskrit, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh: Lecturer (Sept 1969); Reader (Jan 1983); Professor (June 1993, until retirement in Jan 1997).


Scholarships

German Academic Exchange Service scholar: Indisch-Ostasiatisches Seminar, Philipps Universität, Marburg (Dec 1962-June1966); (May-July 1972).
Institut für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt (Dec 1995-Feb 1996).


Visiting Faculty

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of History of Mathematics, Brown University, Providence (July 1992-June 1993).
Visiting Professor, UFR Orient et Monde Arabe, Université de Paris III, Paris (Sept-Oct 1994).
Visiting Professor of History of Indian Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Jan-June 2002).
Visiting Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Sept 2003-May 2004).
Visiting Scholar, Department of History of Mathematics, Brown University, Providence (May-June 2004).
Visiting Professor, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge (Spring Semester: Feb-June 2005).
Visiting Professor of History of Indian Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Oct 2013-March 2014).