Recent Faculty Publications

Selected publications from UT Faculty in the last few years are listed below. Please consult the faculty pages of specific individuals for complete information on their publications.


Akepiyapornchai, Manasicha. “Vedāntadeśika’s Systematization of Rāmānuja’s Self-surrender (prapatti): A Study Based on the Nikṣeparakṣā.” International Journal of Hindu Studies 26, 89–112.

Davis, Jr. Donald R. “Seeing through the Law: A Debate on Caste in Medieval Dharmaśāstra.” Contributions to Indian Sociology 56:1, 17-40.

Gutiérrez, A. “The Curious Case of Nala’s Mirror on Cooking: Innovation in Medieval Indian Cookbook Writing.” in Food and Imagination: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2021, 201–9. London: Prospect Books, 2022.

Olivelle, Patrick. 2022. Collected Essays III: Reading Texts and Narrating History. Delhi: Primus Books.

Olivelle, Patrick. “Mining the Past to Construct the Present: Some Methodological Considerations from India.” In Bridging Two World: Comparing Classical Political Thought and Statecraft in India and China, eds. Amitav Acharya, Daniel A. Bell, Rajeev Bhargava, and Yan Xuetong, pp. 39–58. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Rajpurohit, Dalpat S. “Sulh-i kull to Vedānta: The Dādū Panth and the Mughal-Rajput Imperial Paradigm.” Modern Asian Studies 56:3 (2022), 924-958.


Davis, Jr. Donald R. “Conscience is Tradition: Classical Hindu Law and the Ethics of Conservatism.” In Rules and Ethics: Perspectives from Anthropology and History. eds. Morgan Clarke and Emily Corran. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2021, 37-58.

Rajpurohit, Dalpat. “Bhakti versus rīti? The Sants’ Perspective.” Bulletin of SOAS 84: 1 (2021), 95–113.

Richard, Tyler M. (co-authored with Arthur I. Segel)  “The Dance of Dharma: On the Difficulty of Being Good.” Harvard Business School Case 821-058. (Revised March 2021)

Selby, Martha. “Is there a Caṅkam Way of Feeling? Body, Landscape, Voice, and Affect in Old Tamil Poetry.”  In The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Emotions in Classical Indian Philosophy, Maria Heim, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, and Roy Tzohar, editors.  London: Bloomsbury Press, 2021

Talbot, Cynthia. “Anger and Atonement in Mughal India: An Alternative Account of Akbar’s 1578 Hunt.” Modern Asian Studies, 48 pp.



Brereton, Joel and Stephanie Jamison. The Rigveda: A Guide. New York: Oxford UP, 2020.


Davis, Jr. Donald R. “Slaves and Slavery in the Smṛticandrikā.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 57:3, 2020, 299-326.

Maes, Claire. “Jain Education in South Asia.” In Handbook of Education Systems in South Asia. eds. P.M. Sarangapani, R. Pappu. Singapore: Global Education Systems. Springer, 2020.

Olivelle, Patrick, ed. Yājñavalkya Dharmaśāstra: The Textual History of a Hindu Legal Code. (Critical Edition with critical apparatus) Delhi: Primus Books, 2020.



Selby, Martha Ann, trans. Cat in the Agraharam and Other Stories by Dilip Kumar. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2020.

Selby, Martha Ann. “Anatomical Enumeration and Difference in Early Sanskrit Medical Literature.” Asian Medicine 14:2, 2020, 263–276.

Talbot, Cynthia. “Turks, Warriors, and Conquerors: Narratives of Hindu-Muslim Encounters between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries.”  In Oxford Handbook of the Mughal World, edited by Richard M. Eaton & Ramya Sreenivasan.  Oxford University Press. Published online August 2020.


Freiberger, Oliver. Considering Comparison: A Method for Religious Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Freiberger, Oliver. “Gṛhastha in the Śramaṇic Discourse: A Lexical Survey of House Residents in Early Pāli Texts.” In: Gṛhastha: The Householder in Ancient Indian Religious Culture. Ed. Patrick Olivelle. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019, 58–74.

Freiberger, Oliver. “Der Buddha als Avatāra: Zur Analyse von Grenzen zwischen Religionen” [The Buddha as Avatāra: On the Analysis of Boundaries between Religions]. In: Religionsbegegnung in der asiatischen Religionsgeschichte: Kritische Reflexionen über ein etabliertes Konzept. Ed. Max Deeg, Oliver Freiberger, Christoph Kleine. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019, 55–73.

Harzer, Edeltraud. “Vrātyas.” Oxford Bibliography Online. Hinduism. Oxford University Press. 2019.

Olivelle, Patrick. Gṛhastha: The Householder in Ancient Indian Religious Culture. New York: Oxford University Press. 2019.

Olivelle, Patrick. Yājñavalkya: A Treatise on Dharma. Murty Classical Library of India 20. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019.

Olivelle, Patrick. “Scholasticism in the Legal Tradition: Dharmaśāstras and their Commentators.” In Scolastiques indiennes: genèses, développements, interactions, ed. Émilie Aussant and Gérard Colas. École française d’Extrême-Orient, 2019.

Olivelle, Patrick. “From trivarga to puruṣārtha: A Chapter in Indian Moral Philosophy.” Journal of the American Oriental Society 139, 2019, 381–396.