Malati Shendge

Malati J. Shendge (born 1934) is an Indologist. She received her Ph.D in Buddhism from the University of Delhi. She has been a fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research.,[1] and was a faculty member at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Presently she is Founder Director (Hon.), Rang Datta Wadekar Centre for the study of Indian Tradition, Pune. She has written a number of books on the connections between the Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic culture. Ford Foundation supported her twice in her research endeavour. A widely travelled person, she has studied several languages as research equipment.


  • (1977) The Civilized Demons: the Harappans in Rig Veda
  • (1989) Rigveda: The Original Meaning and its Recovery
  • (1993) Indian Historiography and Ethnolingustic History
  • (1996) The Aryas: Facts Without Fancy and Fiction. Abhinav. ISBN 9788170173182
  • (1995) Songs and Ruins: Rigveda in Harappan Setting
  • (1997) The Language of the Harappans: From Akkadian to Sanskrit. Abhinav. ISBN 81-7017-325-6
  • (2004) Sat-Sashastrika Hevajratika
  • (2009) UNSEALING THE INDUS SCRIPT, Anotomy of its Decipherment
  • (2009) Buddhahood in this Body: Japanese Esoteric Buddhism (Shin-gon) in Context


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