Balcerowicz, P.

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Piotr Balcerowicz
English Phonetics Piotr Balcerowicz
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Primary Affiliation (Workplace)
University of Warsaw (Department of South-Asian Studies)

PhD University

Hamburg University


  • Ph.D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Hamburg University, 1999
  • M.A. in Indology, University of Warsaw, 1990

Biographical information

Piotr Balcerowicz, presently teaching at the University of Warsaw (Department of South-Asian Studies) and professor of Social Sciences and Humanities (Asian Studies and Department of International Relations), specialises in Indian philosophical tradition, with emphasis on Indian epistemological thought and Jainism. He lectures on Indian philosophy and Indian religions as well as on intercultural relations and contemporary history of Asia, esp. SouthAsia, Central Asia and the Middle East. He received his M.A. degree in Indology from the University of Warsaw in 1990 and his Ph.D. degree in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Hamburg University in 1999. He studied Sanskrit, Prakrits and Pāṇini at Banaras Hindu University in 1987–1988 and Western philosophy at postgraduate level at Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw in 1990–1994. He earned his 'Habilitation' (post-doctoral degree) in Eastern philosophies in 2005 from Polish Academy of Sciences with his postdoctoral thesis (History of Classical Indian Philosophy. Part One: Beginnings, Analytical Trends and Philosophy of Nature. Warsaw 2003). He published extensively on Indian philosophy, but also on the Middle East and Central Asia, and authored a number of books on Indian philosophy, Jainism and history of Afghanistan. (Source Accessed Apr 8, 2021)

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