PhDr. Jaroslav Strnad, Ph.D.


  • history of India, Indoaryan languages (Hindī, Sanskrit)
  • political and economic history of medieval and modern India; premodern Hindī literature; Hindī lexikography
  • 1999  Ph.D. (history and cultures of Asia and Africa)
  • 1987  PhDr. (languages and literatures of Asia and Africa)
  • 1979  absolutorium Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague


  • 2016-            intern teacher (half-time) at the Institute of South and central Asia, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • 2001-2006  intern teacher (half-time) at the Institute of South and central Asia, Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague
  • 1990-           Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (senior research fellow, dept. of South Asia)
  • 1985-1990  State School of Foreign Languages, Prague (intern teacher - Hindī, Sanskrit)
  • 1980-1985  Oriental Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (research assistant)



  • 2016 organized and participated in 10-day international "Fourth Early Hindi / Braj Bhasha Workshop-Retreat" in Třešť, Czech Republic
  • 2016 24th European Conference on South Asian Studies, Warsaw; paper "Remote survey of two Rajasthani Dadupanthi manuscripts"
  • 2015 International Rajasthani Workshop, Warsaw
  • 2014 Third Internationa Braj Bhasha / Early Hindi Workshop, Bansko, Bulgaria
  • 2012 International Conference on Early Modern Literatures of North India (ICEMLNI), Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, India
  • 2012 International Conference "The Concept of Identities in Indian Thinking: Classical, Modernist, Postcolonial". Department of Asian Studies, Metropolitan University, Prague
  • 2011 Second Internationa Braj Bhasha / Early Hindi Workshop, Miercura Ciuc, Romania
  • 2006 CEENIS Conference „New Perspectives in Education about India“. Center of Oriental Studies, Vilnius University, Vilnius (LT)
  • 2006 dtto, Heidelberg session, Department of History, Südasien Institut, Universität Heidelberg
  • 2005 International Conference "The Exchange of Ideas and Culture Between South Asia and Central Europe", Harvard session, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA
  • 2003 Josef Hlávka Prize for the Humanities (Dějiny Indie [History of India])




  • Study visits and attachments
  • 1979 - India: Central Hindi Directorate, New Delhi (6 months)
  • 1987 - India: CASS, Univ. of Poona; Banaras Hindu University; Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (3 months)
  • 1992 - Great Britain: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (2 months)