In the interest of ensuring accuracy and authenticity in international academic research on the Kamakhya temple complex and its traditions, the Foundation for History and Heritage Studies provides research assistance to scholars in the field as well as guidance and resources for textual research through its reference library and archives.
Research at the Foundation is directed by Rajib Sarma, a hereditary Chandipathak priest and Purnabhisheka Sadhaka of the Kulacara Tantra Marga of the Kamakhya temple complex (also referred to collectively as “Kamakhya”), and local expert on the history, archaeology, biodiversity, socio-religious culture, and texts of Kamakhya and Kamarupa.
Current & Past Research Project Assistance
For over a decade, Rajib Sarma has provided research assistance to several international scholars on theses pertaining to the Kamakhya temple complex and Kamarupa, and now continues that work through the Foundation for History and Heritage Studies.
He is currently formally affiliated as an on-site research coordinator for two PhD candidates currently conducting research with the following institutions:
Asian & Comparative Studies Program
Department of Philosophy and Religion
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Italian Institute of Oriental Studies (ISO)
Sapienza University of Rome
Via Principe Amedeo 182b
Rome 00185 Italy