Dr Demetrios Th. Vassiliades (Dimitrios Vassiliadis) was born in the North Aegean island of Thassos (Greece) and got his first degree in Organization and Administration from the Economic University of Athens (ASOEE). After his graduation he traveled extensively in India and dedicated two decades to the study of the Indian languages, philosophies and culture. He studied with the scholarships of the Greek Ministry of Education and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations at the Banaras Hindu University where he was awarded first class diplomas in Hindi and Sanskrit, a gold medal distinction for his M.A. in Indian Philosophy and Religion, and a Ph.D. degree in Philosophy and Religion for his dissertation, “A Critical and Comparative Study of the Presocratic Greek and Ancient Indian Philosophies.” He has been a Post Doctoral Fellow of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Research Associate in the Department of Hindi at the Banaras Hindu University. 

Demetrios Vassiliades is a Founding Member and President of the Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development in Athens and a Founding Member of the Indo-Hellenic Friendship League in New Delhi. He has participated in international seminars, delivered lectures in Indian and European Universities, authored books and contributed research papers and articles in Greece, India, Spain, Japan and South Korea.

He is the editor of the Indika Online, an intercultural forum for the advancement of the Indological studies in Greece. He teaches Hindi and Sanskrit at the School of Foreign Languages, University of Athens and Indian Philosophy and Culture at the ELINEPA. He has been a Chairperson in the sections “Indian Philosophy” and “Philosophical Traditions in Asia & the Pacific” at the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy-Athens 2013. In 2014 he was nominated as a partner of the Portuguese Academy of Cultural and Artistic Heritage (Academia Lusófona do Património Cultural e Artístico). In 2016 he founded the Athens Center for Indian and Indo-Hellenic Studies which he heads.


Books by Dimitrios Vassiliadis



with Batta-en


  •     “Sanskrit Studies in Greece”, International Conference on Demetrios Galanos and His Legacy: Indo-Greek scholarship 1790-2018, Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New-Delhi & Varanasi   2018.
  •       “एथेंस राष्ट्रीय एवं कपोडीष्ट्रियन विश्वविद्यालय – एक आत्म चित्र” (A Self-Portrait of the University of Athens in Hindi), University of Athens 2018 
  •       “Dr Bimrao Ramji Ambedkar”, ΙΝDΙΚΑ 2016
  •       “Popular Festivals in India”, ΙΝΔΙΚΑ 2016
  •        “Sparks of Wisdom from Greece and India”, ΙΝΔΙΚΑ 2016
  •      “Yoga without Borders,” Speech on the 1st World Yoga Day Celebration in Athens, INDIKA 2015.
  •      “Lafcadios Hearn and Buddhism,” International Symposium “The Open Mind of Lafcadios Hearn – His Spirit from the West to the East,” Lefcada, Greece, 2014. (download proceedings pdf file)
  •       “Transcending Cultural Boundaries – Dimitrios Galanos & Lafcadio Hearn,” The Korean Society Of East-West Comparative LiteratureThe Journal of East-West Comparative Literature Vol.29 2013.12, pages: 313-332.
  •       “Η Εφαρμογή της Φιλοσοφίας του Γκάντι στην Εποχή της Κρίσης,” Εορτασμός των 144ων Γενεθλίων του Γκάντι, New York College, Αθήνα 2013.
  •       “The Concept of Reincarnation in the Pythagorean & Ancient Indian Philosophies,” XXIII World Congress of Philosophy, Athens 2013.
  •       “Tagore’s Historical Visit to Greece”, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi 2013.
  •       “Ινδία & Ινδοί στη Σύγρονη Ελληνική Λογοτεχνία & Τέχνη,ΙNDIKA 2013.
  •       “Indian Film Productions in Greece,” Indika 2013 (with Katerina Siomou)
  •       “Pythagoras and India,”  Golden Chain of Civilization Indic, Iranic, Semetic and Hellenic up to AD 600, vol. Ipart V, Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy, and Culture (PHISPC), General Ed. D.P. Chattopadhayaya, ed. G.C. Pande, Centre for Studies in Civilizations, N. Delhi 2012. pp. 1-26.
  •       ” Θωμάς, ο Απόστολος,” Μεγάλη Ορθόδοξη Εγκυκλοπαίδεια, Athens 2008.
  •       ” Σίβα ο Διόνυσος της Ινδίας,” ΙΝΔΙΚΑ, 2006.
  •       “Η Συνάντηση του Νεχρού με το Πεπρωμένο”, Τζαβαχαρλάλ Νεχρού: Ο Ρόλος του στις Παγκόσμιες Υποθέσεις, Ελληνο-Ινδική Εταιρεία Πολιτισμού και Ανάπτυξης. Αθήνα, 2005.
  •       “The Dawn of Philosophy: Comparisons in Ancient Greek and Indian Thought,”  Golden Chain of Civilization Indic, Iranic, Semetic and Hellenic up to AD 600, vol. I, part IV, Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy, and Culture (PHISPC), General Ed. D.P. Chattopadhayaya, ed. G.C. Pande, Centre for Studies in Civilizations, N. Delhi 2005, pp. 948-955.
  •       “Greece and India: Early Philosophical Understanding,” The Indian Historical Review, Vol. XXXII, No. 1, Special issue on the theme “India and the Graeco-Roman world”, Indian Council of Historical Research, N. Delhi, 2005.
  •       “Three Centuries of Hellenic Presence in Bengal,” ΙΝΔΙΚΑ, 2005.
  •      “Concepts of Reincarnation amongst the Ancient Greeks,” Yavanikã, No. 8, ISGRS, Bareilly, 2005.
  •   “Greeks and Buddhism: Historical Contacts in the Development of a Universal Religion,” The Eastern Buddhist, Vol. XXXVI, No. 1 & 2, Otani University, Kyoto 2004.
  •      “Ο Ύμνος της Δημιουργίας  (Nasadiya Sukta, Rigveda X. 129),” ΙΝΔΙΚΑ, 2004.
  •      “Alejandro y los gimnosofistas Indios,” Saraswati, No. 6. Fundaciόn Purusa, Madrid, (2003).
  •      “La autorealización en la tradición btahmánica,” Saraswati, No. 5, Fundaciόn Purusa, Madrid (2002).
  •      “Conceptos de reencarnaciόn entre los antiguos griegos,” Saraswati, No. 4, Fundaciόn Purusa, Madrid (2001).
  •      “Classical Approaches to Enlightenment and Artificial Intelligence,” Proceedings of the International  Seminar ‘Classical Studies in the New Millennium’ MJP Rohilkand University, Bareilly. 2000.
  •      “Traditional Views about the Origin of Yavanas”, Yavanikã, No. 5, ISGRS, Bareilly, 1997.


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