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Dr. Cristina Pecchia
Cristina Pecchia

Consultation hours: Wednesday, 2 pm, or by appointment

Winter term 2022


Pecchia, C. (2022). With the Eye of a Scholar and the Insight of a Physician: Gangadhar Ray Kaviraj and the Carakasaṃhitā. In F. Sferra, & V. Vergiani (Eds.), 'Verità e Bellezza': Essays in Honour of Raffaele Torella (pp. 797–839). Unior Press. Series Minor Vol. XCVII



Pecchia, C. (2020). Dharmakirti on the Role of Salvific Initiation and the Reception of His Critique in the Later Saiva Tradition. In B. Kellner, P. McAllister, H. Lasic, & S. McClintock (Eds.), Reverberations of Dharmakīrti’s Philosophy : Proceedings of the Fifth International Dharmakīrti Conference Heidelberg, August 26 to 30, 2014 (pp. 363–374). Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW). Sitzungsberichte / Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse Vol. 904 Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens Vol. 104 https://austriaca.at/9783700188605

Pecchia, C., & Eltschinger, V. (2020). Foreword. In C. Pecchia, & V. Eltschinger (Eds.), Mārga: Paths to Liberation in South Asian Buddhist Traditions. Papers from an International Symposium held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna 17 – 18 December, 2015 (pp. 1-3). Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW). Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens Vol. 100 Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Klasse Vol. 900

Pecchia, C., & Eltschinger, V. (Eds.) (2020). Mārga. Paths to Liberation in South Asian Buddhist Traditions: Papers from an international symposium held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, December 17–18, 2015. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW). Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens Vol. 100 Sitzungsberichte der philosophisch-historischen Klasse Vol. 900 https://doi.org/10.1553/0x003bed1c


Pecchia, C. (2020). Diachronic Migration of Ancient Indian Medical Literature: Divisions and Paratextual Elements in the Carakasaṃhitā. In T. L. Knudsen, J. Schmidt-Madsen, & S. Speyer (Eds.), Body and Cosmos: Studies in Early Indian Medical and Astral Sciences in Honor of Kenneth G. Zysk (pp. 52-76). Brill. Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series Vol. 20 https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004438224_006






Pecchia, C. (2013). Transmitting the Carakasaṃhitā. Notes for a history of the tradition. In D. Wujastyk, A. Cerulli, & K. Preisendanz (Eds.), Medical Texts and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History (pp. 1-27). Manohar Publishers.



Pecchia, C. (2010). Contradictions on the Way to Liberation: Dharmakirtis Discussion. In G. Orofino, & S. Vita (Eds.), Papers from the Second Conference of Buddhist Studies held in Naples in June 2004. Italian School of East Asian Studies, Kyoto (pp. 47-67). Unknown publisher. The Italian School of East Asian Studies



Dharmakīrti on omniscience: Readings from the Pramāṇavārttika and commentaries thereon

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

21 Jul 2022

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Omniscience: To the limits of knowledge

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

21 Jul 2022

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Omniscience as a Problem: Disputing Reliability in Religious Matters

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

20 Jun 202223 Jun 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


With the Eye of a Scholar and the Insight of a Physician: Gangadhar Ray Kaviraj and the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

27 May 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Embodying the scholarly persona of the Ayurvedic tradition: Gangadhar Ray Kaviraj and the transmission of Ayurveda in colonial South Asia.

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

29 Apr 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Gangadhar Ray Kaviraj and the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

21 Mar 2022

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Indian philologists in the colonial period: Continuing or recovering traditional knowledge systems

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

19 Nov 202120 Nov 2021

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The transmission of the Carakasaṃhitā in colonial South Asia

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

27 Jul 2021

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Meditationspraxis und buddhistische Erkenntnistheorie

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

15 Jul 2020

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The Omniscient Buddha: Dharmakīrti’s Remarks

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

11 Jul 2018

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For the Other, Without Thinking of the Other

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

10 Apr 2018

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Philologists and Publishers: On the First Printed Edition of the Carakasaṃhitā and its Context

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

6 Mar 2018

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Seeing and Visualizing from the Point of View of the Indian Epistemological Tradition

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

25 Nov 2016

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Dal respiro alla mente

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

8 Sep 201611 Sep 2016

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Philologists at Work. The Case of the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

5 Jul 2016

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Philologists at Work. The Case of the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

11 Jun 2016

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Dharmakīrti and the Path to Liberation III

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

19 May 2016

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Dharmakīrti and the Path to Liberation II

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

7 Mar 2016

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Dharmakirti and the Path to Liberation I

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

17 Dec 2015

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Approaches to Textuality. Samples from the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

30 Jun 2015

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Some Reflections on Methodological Questions in the Study of Dharmakīrti

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

29 Jun 2015

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Pratiche di meditazione indiana

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

5 Sep 20147 Sep 2014

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Dharmakīrti on the Role of Rituals

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

26 Aug 201430 Aug 2014

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Meditation and Indian Philosophical Theories

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

18 Aug 201422 Aug 2014

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Le siddhi

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

6 Sep 20138 Sep 2013

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Commenting by quoting. The case of Manorathanandin’s Pramāṇavārttikavṛtti

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

21 Dec 2012

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A dharma to be proved: Texts from the Indian Buddhist epistemological tradition

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

10 Dec 2012

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A dharma to be proved: Texts from the Indian Buddhist epistemological tradition

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

6 Dec 2012

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Copying and Editing in Pre-modern and Modern South Asia. Samples from the Carakasamhita

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

13 Oct 2012

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Yama and niyama

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

8 Sep 2011

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Causation and Seflessness in View of Liberation

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

20 Jun 2011

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Modalities of the Diachronic Migration of Ancient Medical Literature : The Textual Witnesses of the Carakasamhita

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

13 Nov 2010

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Modalities of the diachronic migration of ancient medical literature: the textual witnesses of the Carakasaṃhitā

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

11 Nov 2010

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A Note on saṃbhavānumāna in the Writings of Dharmakīrti

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

2 Sep 2009

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A note on sambhavanumana in the writings of Dharmakirti

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

1 Sep 2009

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Treating diseases by knowing health: patients and physicians in dialogue

Cristina Pecchia (Speaker)

1 Sep 2009

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Ayurveda and Philology: Gangadhar Ray Kaviraj and His Legacy

Pecchia, C., Li, C., Maas, P. A., Puthiyedath, R. & Mukharji, P. B.

1/05/2231/01/25

Project: Research funding


Philosophie und Medizin im frühklassischen Indien III

Preisendanz, K., Angermeier, V., Jäger, H., Kintaert, T., Pecchia, C., Robl, D. & Wujastyk, D.

1/04/1131/03/16

Project: Research funding


Philosophie und Medizin im frühklassischen Indien II

Preisendanz, K., Maas, P. A., MacDonald, A. & Pecchia, C.

1/08/0730/11/10

Project: Research funding


Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies

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cristina.pecchia@univie.ac.at