translation DEPARTMENT

The Translation Unit of the Research Faculty is one of the important constituents of the Research Department, which engages into a number of translation works of canonical texts of both ancient Indian and Tibetan scholars of par excellence. The unit has taken up a number of important texts of major and minor projects, which are on going process. Since the incept of the Unit in 1987 onwards brought more than two dozen of Restored, Hindi/English translations along with Tibetan with critical editions. In addition, critical edition of existing Sanskrit and Tibetan translation with research-oriented introduction with appendixes is being worked out. Among these some of the important major magnum opus works of restoration of canonical texts from Tibetan sources and Hindi translation etc. were completed. In addition, the unit runs classes on translation methodology to promote student and holds short-term Sanskrit classes to generate awareness and interest among younger generations. The unit also actively collaborated with the Five Colleges, Massachusetts, USA and University of Tasmania, Australia exchange program since 1990 onwards till date. The Associate Professor of the Translation was the first ever faculty member to teach at the Hampshire College, Smith College and as well as at the prestigious Amherst College under this program in the Spring Semesters of 1995 and 2007 respectively.

The Translation Department has four dimensions:

1. Editing of Tibetan and Sanskrit texts.
2. Restoration of lost Sanskrit texts with the help of Tibetan translations.
3. Translation of selected Buddhist works from Tibetan, Sanskrit and Pali into Hindi and English.
4. Translation of important Sanskrit texts into Tibetan.

Translation Department - Ongoing projects

1.Mahayana Sutramkara (21 chapters) : by Acharya Asanga (Tibetan & Hindi), Prof. Pema Tenzin
2.Bodhipathapradipah Panjika : by Acharya Atisha, (Sanskrit, Hindi & Tibetan), Prof. Pema Tenzin & Dr. Losang Dorjee
3.Jatakamala of Haribhatta : (Hindi translation), Dr. Ramji Singh
4.Vaidyajivanam by Lolimbrajaka with Auto-commentary by late Prof. L. N. shastri
5.Mrityuvancanopdesha : Vagish Kirti (a project by late Prof. L. N. shastri)

TRANSLATION DEPARTMENT - FUTURE PROJECTS

  1. 9th Prajna Paramita Chapter of Bodhicaryavatara by Acharya Shantideva with the commentary of Prajnakaramati (169 Verses) : Hindi translation
    2. 37 Practices of Bodhisattva by Ngulchu Thokmed with commentary by Chos kyi Dragpa, Hindi translation.
    3. Shiksha-samuccaya by Acharya Shantideva: (Hindi translation)

Translation Department - Published Books

Title:Bodhipathpradipah of Acharya Dipankarshrijnanaबोधिपथप्रदीपः
Author: Restored and translated by Ven. LobsangNorbuShastri
Nature of work: Path of three persons 
Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit, Hindi and English 
Published: Ist Edition 1984, 2nd Edition 1994 & 3rd revised edition 2014
Title:gTam-rGyud-Ser-Gyi-Than-Ma of GedunChosphel तमग्युद सेर ग्यि थांगमा
Nature of work:An Itinerary 
Language: Tibetan, Edited by Ven. LobsangNorbuShastri 
Published: 1986
Title:Abhisamayalamkaramahashastra-kayavyavasthaTika of KhenpoTsondu 

अभिसमयालंकारमहाशास्त्र-कायव्यवस्था टीका
Author: Edited and translated by Dr. Pema Tenzin 
Nature of work: A commentary on Perfection of Wisdom 
Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan and Hindi 
Published: 1988

Title:Hundred Waves of Elegant Saying (རྗེ་གུང་ཐང་གིས་མཛད་པའི་ལེགས་པར་བཤད་པ་ཆུའི་བསྟན་བཅོས་ལུགས་གཉིས་རླབས་འཕྲེང་བརྒྱ་ལྡན།)हन्ड्रेड वेब्स ऑफ सेयिङ्

Author: Translated by Shri YeshiTashi

Nature of work: Elegant Saying

Language: Tibetan and English

Published: 1991

Title:Muktalatavadana of Ksemendra मुक्तालतावदानम्
Author:Edited and translated by Dr. Pema Tenzin 
Nature of work: Avadana literature 
Language: Sanskrit, Hindi and English 
Published: 1989& 2nd revised Edition : 2013
Title:Chandoratnakara with auto-commentary of Acharya Ratnakarshanti 

छन्दोरत्नाकरः स्ववृत्तिसहितः
Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ven. LobsangNorbuShastri 
Nature of work: Prosody 
Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan and Hindi 
Published: 1990

Title:ཆོས་དང་ཆོས་ཉིད་རྣམ་པར་འབྱེད་པའི་ཚིག་ལེའུར་བྱས་པ་དང་དེའི་འགྲེལ་པ་སློཔ་དཔོན་དབྱིག་གཉེན་གྱིས་མཛད་པ།

धर्मधर्मताविभङ्गकारिका एवं वसुबन्धुकृत वृत्तिसमन्विता
Author: Edited, restored and translated by Ven. Tsultrimphuntsog
Nature of work: Mind Only Philosophy
Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan and Hindi 
Published: 1990

Title:Garbhasamgraha गर्भसंग्रहः
Title of the Book: AtishaviracitaEkadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana 
Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi 
Nature of work: Buddhist philosophy 
Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi 
Published: 1992
Title:Bodhisattvadikaramikamargavataradeshana बोधिसत्त्वादिकर्मिकमार्गावतारदेशना
Author:Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi 
Title of the Book: AtishaviracitaEkadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana 
Nature of work: Bodhisattva ideals 
Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi 
Published: 1992
Title:Sharanagamanadeshana शरणगमनदेशना
Author:Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi 
Title of the Book: AtishaviracitaEkadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana 
Nature of work: Three refuges 
Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi 
Published: 1992
Title:Mahayanapathasadhanavarnasamgranaमहायानपथसाधनवर्णसंग्रहः
Author:Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi 
Title of the Book: AtishaviracitaEkadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana 
Nature of work: Path of Mahayana practice 
Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi 
Published: 1992
Title:Sutrarthasamuccayopadesha सूत्रार्थसमुच्चयोपदेशः
Author:Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi 
Title of the Book: AtishaviracitaEkadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana 
Nature of work: Meaning of collection of Sutras 3

Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi 
Published: 1992

13. Title:Dashakushalakarmapathadeshana दशकुशलकर्मपथदेशना
Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi 
Title of the Book: AtishaviracitaEkadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana 
Nature of work: Ten wholesome paths 
Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi 
Published: 1992
14. Title:Caryasamgrahpradipa चर्यासंग्रहप्रदीपः
Author:Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi 
Title of the Book: AtishaviracitaEkadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana 
Nature of work: The compendium of behavior 
Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi 
Publishedr: 1992
15. Title:Cittotpadasamvaravidhikrama चित्तोत्पादसंवरविधिक्रमः
Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi 
Title of the Book: AtishaviracitaEkadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana 
Nature of work: Generation of Bodhicitta vow-stages
Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi 
Published: 1992
16. Title:Apattideshanavidhi आपत्तिदेशनाविधिः
Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi 
Title of the Book: AtishaviracitaEkadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana 
Nature of work: The faults of negativities 
Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi 
Published: 1992
17. Title:Gurukriyakrama गुरुक्रियाक्रमः
Author:Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi 
Title of the Book: AtishaviracitaEkadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana 
Nature of work: The stages of guru actions 
Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi 
Published: 1992
18. Title:Samadhisambharaparivarta समाधिसम्भारपरिवर्तः
Author: Restored, translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi 
Title of the Book:AtishaviracitaEkadashagrantha of Acharya Dipankarashrijnana 
Nature of work: The collection of merits for meditation 
Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi 
Published: 1992
19. Title: Dharmasamgrahah (Excellent Collection of Doctrine) धर्मसंग्रहः

Author:TashiZangmoAndDechen Chime

Nature of work: Technical words Dictionary

Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan and English

Published: 1993

Reprint: 1997, 2007 & 2013

20. Title:Aryaprajnaparamitavajrachedikasutra with Kamalashila commentary 

आर्यप्रज्ञापारमितावज्रच्छेदिकासूत्रम् एवं आचार्यकमलशीलविरचिता आर्यप्रज्ञापारमितावज्रच्छेदिकाटीका
Author: Restored and edited by Dr. Pema Tenzin 
Nature of work: The commentary on Wisdom of Diamond Sutra 
Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan 
Published: 1994 &2nd edition 2019

21. Title:Trishatikarika-Saptati त्रिंशतिकाकारिकासप्ततिः
Author:Restored and edited by Dr. Pema Tenzin 
Nature of work: A commentary on Wisdom of Diamond Sutra 
Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan 
Published: 1997
22. Title:Nitishatakam of Bhartrhari नीतिशतकम्
Author:Translated and edited by Ven. LobsangNorbuShastri and Dr. Tenzin Dhonyo 
Nature of work: Elegant Saying 
Wisdom of Diamond Sutra Sanskrit and Tibetan 
Published: 2nd revised edition 1997 & 3rd edition 2009
23. Title: Suhrllekhaof Acharya Nagarjuna with SphutarthaTikaof Rendawa 

सुहृल्लेखः एवं स्फुटार्थाटीका
Author: Translated and edited by Dr. Pema Tenzin 
Nature of work: Epistle 
Language: Tibetan and Hindi 
Published: 1996 & 2nd revised Edition 2013

24. Title:Katantronadisutra with Durga Singh commentary कातन्त्रोणादिसूत्रम्
Author:Translated and edited by Ven. LobsangNorbuShastri 
Nature of work: Sanskrit Grammar 
Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan 
Published: 1996
Title:Purvayogatippani by Kunkhen Padma karpoपूर्वयोगटिप्पणी

Author: Translated and edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi  
Nature of work: Preliminary practices for Meditation 
Language:  Hindi and Tibetan
Published: 1996

26. Title:Buddhist Philosophy, Cultural and Literature: Contribution of Mahapandita Rahul Sanmkrtyayana बौद्ध दर्शन, संस्कृति एवं साहित्य : महापण्डित राहुलसांकृत्यायन का योगदान
Author:Edited by Prof. Ram Shankar Tripathi and Dr. Vijaya Shankar Chaubey 7

Nature of work: Seminar proceeding 
Language: Hindi 
Published: 1997

27. Title: MahayanadarshanapathahSatyadvayaprakasha by Abhaya Dharmendra

महायानदर्शनपाठः सत्यद्वयप्रकाशः

Author: Edited & translated by Dr. SonamRabten

Nature of work: Two Truths in Mahayana Buddhism

Language: Tibetan and Hindi

Published: 2000

28. Title:Gandhi KeGramasvarajyaSiddhantkiPratyeveksa 

गाँधी के ग्रामस्वराज्य सिद्धान्त की प्रत्यवेक्षा
Author: Edited by Prof. Ram Shankar Tripathi and Dr. Vijaya Shankar Chaubey 6

Nature of work: Seminar proceeding 
Language: Hindi 
Published: 1998

29. Title:Secularism and National Integration धर्मनिरपेक्षता एवं राष्ट्रीय एकता
Author:Edited by Dr. Vijaya Shankar Chaubey 
Nature of work: Seminar proceedings 
Language: Hindi 
Published: 1998
30. Title:Astanagasamgraha of Vagbhatta Vol-1अष्टाङ्गसंग्रहः
Author:Edited and Tibetan commentary by Ven. L. N.Shastri and Dr. DorjeeDamdul 
Nature of work: Medical text 
Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan 
Published: 2000
31. Title: Satyadvayavataradi-granthacatustaya by AtishaDipamkarsrijnana(ཇོ་བོ་རྗེ་དཔལ་ལྡན་ཨ་ཏི་ཤས་མཛད་པའི་བདེན་པ་གཉིས་ལ་འཇུག་པ་ལ་སོགས་པའི་གཞུང་ཚན་བཞི་)सत्यद्वयावतारादिग्रन्थचतुष्टयम्

Author: Dr. SonamRabten

Nature of work: Two Truths in Mahayana Buddhism

Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi

Published: 2000

32. Title:Shatagatha of Vararuci शतगाथा
Author:Restored and translated by Ven. LobsangNorbuShastri 
Nature of work: Elegant Saying 
Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan, Hindi and English 
Published: 2001
33. Title:Suhrllekha of Acharya Nagarjuna and VyaktapadaTika of Mahamati 

सुहृल्लेख एवं व्यक्तपदा टीका
Author: Restored and edited by Dr. Pema Tenzin 
Nature of work: Epistle 
Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan 
Published: 2002

Title: YogishwarBhattarakaMilarepaka Jeevan Vritanata (The Biography of Great Yogi Milarepa) योगीश्वर भट्टारक मिलारेपा का जीवन वृत्तान्त

Author: Dr. Ramesh Chandra Negi

Nature of work: Biography

Language: Hindi

Published: 2003 & 2nd Edition 2012

35. Title:Tarkabhasa of Mokshakaragupta तर्कभाषा
Author:Edited and translated by Ven. LobsangNorbuShastri 
Nature of work: Buddhist logic 
Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan 
Published: 2004
36. Title:Acharya NagarjunaPranitaSatika Arya-Shalistambakarika 

सटीका आर्यशालिस्तम्बककारिका
Author: Edited and translated by Dr. SonamRabten 
Nature of work: Buddha’s teaching 
Language:  Tibetan, Sanskrit and Hindi
Published: 2004

37. Title:Carakasamhita of Agnivesh,  Ist Volume चरकसंहिता, भाग-1
Author:Edited and translated by Prof. LobsangNorbuShastri and Dr. Lobsang Tenzin 
Nature of work: Medical text 
Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan 
Published: 2006
38. Title:Vajrasuci of Asvaghosha वज्रसूची
Author:Edited and translated by Prof. L. N.Shastri and Dr. LobsangDorjeeRabling 
Nature of work: Refutation of Caste-system 
Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan, Hindi and English 
Published: 2006
Title:རྗེ་རིན་པོ་ཆེས་མཛད་པའི་བླ་ན་མེད་པ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་གསུམ་གྱི་གཏམ་གྱི་སྦྱོར་བ།अनुत्तर-त्रिरत्नकथायोग
Author:Edited and translated by Ven. TsultrimPhuntsog

Nature of work: Refutation of Caste-system 
Language: Tibetan and Hindi 
Published: 2006

40. Title:Guru SamantabhadraMukhagam of ZaPaltrul 

गुरुसमन्तभद्रमुखागम (कुनसङ् लामइ श्यल-लुङ्)
Author: Translated by Dr. Pema Tenzin 
Nature of work: Buddhist preliminary practices of Sadhana 
Language: Hindi 
Published: 2009

41. Title: Water-tree Treatises of Gun Than TenpaiDronme जलएवं वृक्षसुभाषितशास्त्र
Author:Edited and translated by Ven. LobsangNorbuShastri, YeshiTashi and Tenzin Dolma
Nature of work: Elegant Saying
Language: Tibetan, Hindi and English
Published: 2011
42. Title: Mahayana Samgrahah of Acharya Asangaमहायानसंग्रहः

Author: Edited Restored & Translated by Dr. Pema Tenzin

Nature of work: Philosophy of Vijnanavada (Mind Only School)

Language: Tibetan, Sanskrit & Hindi

Published: 2012

43. Title: MadhyamakavataraEvamBhasya (6thchapt.) of Acharya Candrakirti

मध्यमकावतार एवं भाष्य (छठा अध्याय)

Author: Edited and Translated by Dr. Pema Tenzin

Nature of work: Madhyamika Philosophy

Language: Tibetan & Hindi

Published: 2016

44. Title:Carakasamhita of Agnivesh,  IInd Volume चरकसंहिता, भाग-2
Author:Edited and translated by Ven. LobsangNorbuShastri and Dr. Lobsang Tenzin 
Nature of work: Medical text 
Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan 
Published: 2017
45. Title:Vimalkirtinirdesha Sutra विमलकीर्तिनिर्देशसूत्रम्
Author:Edited by Restoration & Translation Departments (joint project) 
Nature of work: Sutra (Buddha’s teaching) 
Language: Sanskrit and Tibetan 
Published: 2021
46. Title:PratyayaPariksha Nama PrathamamPrakaranam, (First Chapter) 

प्रत्ययपरीक्षा नाम प्रथमं प्रकरणम् (मध्यमकशास्त्रकारिका एवं प्रसन्नपदा टीका)
Author: Edited Sanskrit & Tibetan and translated into Hindi by Prof. Pema Tenzin 
Nature of work: Madhyamika Philosophical text 
Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan & Hindi
Published: 2021

47. Title: Ist chapter of Madhyamakavatara&Bhashya (joint project)

प्रथमचित्तोत्पादः (मध्यमकावतार एवं भाष्यम्)

Author: Edited the fragmented Sanskrit manuscript and restored the lost portions into Sanskrit by the help of Tibetan translation by a group of Research scholars of Translation & Restoration Departments.

Nature of work: Madhyamaka Philosophy

Language: Sanskrit

Published: DHI-59, 2019

48. Title: 2nd chapter of Madhyamakavatara&Bhashya (joint project)

 द्वितीयचित्तोत्पादः (मध्यमकावतार एवं भाष्यम्)

Author: Edited the fragmented Sanskrit manuscript and restored the lost portions into Sanskrit by the help of Tibetan translation by a group of Research Scholars of Translation & Restoration Departments.

Nature of work: Madhyamaka Philosophy

Language: Sanskrit

Published: DHI-60, 2020

49. Title: 2ndchapter Gatagatagamyamana-pariksha from BuddhapalitiTika (joint project)

द्वितीयं प्रकरणं गतागतगम्यमानपरीक्षा (मध्यमकशास्त्र-बुद्धपालितीटीका)

Author: Edited the Sanskrit manuscript and restored lost portions into Sanskrit by the help of Tibetan translation by Translation & Restoration Departments.

Nature of work: Madhyamika Philosophy

Language: Sanskrit

Published: DHI-61, 2021

50. Title: 7th Samskrita-Pariksha from BuddhapalitiTika of Buddha Paliti (joint project)

सप्तमं प्रकरणं संस्कृतपरीक्षा (मध्यमकशास्त्र-बुद्धपालितीटीका)

Author: Edited the Sanskrit manuscript and restored lost portions into Sanskrit by the help of Tibetan translation by Translation & Restoration Departments.

Nature of work: Madhyamika Philosophy

Language: Sanskrit

Published: DHI-62, 2022

Title:Arya Samdhinirmocananama Mahayanasutram

आर्य-सन्धिनिर्मोचननाम महायानसूत्रम्

Author: Edited the Tibetan version and restored into Sanskrit by Prof. Pema Tenzin.

Nature of Work: A main source of Vijnanavada (Mind Only School) Philosophy.

Language: Sanskrit, Tibetan & Hindi

Published: 2023

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