Major Past Publications

On this page, you will find selected earlier publications by current and former faculty that represent the range of scholarship undertaken at UT-Austin. For complete publication details of individual faculty, please refer to their respective department pages.


Jamison, Stephanie and Joel Brereton. 2017. The Rigveda: The Earliest Religious Poetry of India. South Asia Research. New York: Oxford University Press.

Brereton. Joel. 2004. “Dhárman in the Ṛgveda,” Journal of Indian Philosophy 32, 449-489. Reprinted in: Patrick Olivelle, ed., Dharma: Studies in its Semantic, Cultural and Religious History, pp. 27- 67. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2009.

Brereton, Joel. 1986. “Tat tvam asi in Context,” Zeitschrift der Deutschen MorgenlÑndischen Gesellschaft 136:1, 98-109.

Chatterjee, Indrani. 2018. “Pastoral Care, Power and the Making of Disobedient Subjects under Colonialism.” South Asian Governmentalities: Michael Foucault and the Question of Postcolonial Orderings. eds. Stephen Legg and Deana Heath,58-81. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chatterjee, Indrani. 2018. “Connected Histories and the Impossibility of Decolonial History.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 41: 1 (Australia), 1-17.

Chatterjee, Indrani. 2017. “British Abolition from the Vantage of Precolonial South Asia.” In Cambridge World History of Slavery. Volume 4. eds. Stanley Engerman, David Eltis and Seymour Drescher, 441-465. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chatterjee, Indrani. 2017. “The Locked Box in Slavery and Social Death.” In On Human Bondage. eds. John Bodel and Walter Scheidel, 151-166. Oxford and Maden Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.

Davis, Jr. Donald R. 2017. The Dharma of Business: Commercial Law in Medieval India. Delhi: Penguin.

Davis, Jr. Donald R. 2010. The Spirit of Hindu Law. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.

Davis, Jr. Donald R. 2004. The Boundaries of Hindu Law: Tradition, Custom, and Politics in Medieval Kerala. Corpus Iuris Sanscriticum et Fontes Iuris Asiae Meridianae et Centralis. Vol. 5. Ed. Oscar Botto. Torino (Italy): CESMEO.

Freiberger, Oliver and Christoph Kleine. 2015. Buddhismus: Handbuch und kritische Einführung. [Buddhism: Handbook and Critical Introduction] 2nd revised edition. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Freiberger, Oliver. 2009. Der Askesediskurs in der Religionsgeschichte: Eine vergleichende Untersuchung brahmanischer und frühchristlicher Texte. [The Asceticism Discourse in the History of Religions: A Comparative Study of Brahmanical and Early Christian Texts.] Studies in Oriental Religions, 57. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

Freiberger, Oliver (ed.). 2006. Asceticism and Its Critics: Historical Accounts and Comparative Perspectives. American Academy of Religion, Cultural Criticism Series. New York: Oxford University Press.

Guha, Sumit. 2011. “Bad Language and Good Language: Lexical Awareness in the Cultural Politics of Peninsular India, c.1500-1800.” In Forms of Knowledge in Early Modern South Asia. ed. Sheldon Pollock. Raleigh: Duke University Press, pp.49-68.

Guha, Sumit. 2010. “Serving the Barbarian to Preserve the Dharma: Scribal Ideology and Training in Peninsular India c.1300-1800.” Indian Economic and Social History Review  47: 4, 497-525.

Guha, Sumit. 2008. “Margi, Desi and Yavani: High Language and Ethnic Speech in Maharashtra.” In Marga: Ways to Liberation, Empowerment, and Social Change in Maharashtra. ed. H. Kotani ed. Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 129-146.

Harzer, Edeltraud. 2017. “A Study in the Narrative Ethics of the Mahābhārata,” in Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics. Ed. Shyam Ranganathan. London: Bloomsbury.

Harzer, Edeltraud. 2006. The Yuktidīpikā: A Reconstruction of Sāṅkhya Methods of Knowing. Geisteskultur Indiens, Bd. 8 : Texte und Studien. Aachen: Shaker.

Lariviere, Richard W. 2022. Common Sense and Legal History in India: Collected Essays on Hindu Law and Dharmaśāstra. edited with a critical introduction and notes by Donald R. Davis, Jr. Delhi: Primus Books.

Lariviere, Richard. W. (ed and trans.) 1989. The Nāradasmṛti. 2 vols. Philadelphia: Department of South Asia Regional Studies, University of Pennsylvania. reprinted in one volume Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2003.

Lariviere, Richard W. (ed. and trans.) 1981. The Divyatattva of Raghunandana Bhaṭṭācārya: Ordeals in Classical Hindu Law. Delhi: Manohar.

Leoshko, Janice. 2003. Sacred Traces: British Explorations of Buddhism in South Asia. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Leoshko, Janice. 1988. Bodhgaya, the Site of Enlightenment. Bombay: Marg Publications.

Olivelle, Patrick (trans.) 2013. King, Governance, and Law in Ancient India: Kauṭilya’s Arthaśāstra. New York: Oxford University Press.

Olivelle, Patrick (ed. and trans.) 2005. Manu’s Code of Law: A Critical Edition and Translation of the Mānava-Dharmaśāstra. South Asia Research. New York: Oxford University Press.

Olivelle Patrick (trans.) 1996. The Upaniṣads. Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Olivelle, Patrick (ed. and trans.) 1995. Rules and Regulations of Brahmanical Asceticism: critical edition and translation of Yādava Prakāśa’s Yatidharmasamuccaya. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Olivelle, Patrick. 1993. The Āśrama System: History and Hermeneutics of a Religious Institution. New York: Oxford University Press.

Dasti, Matthew and Stephen Phillips (trans.) 2017. The Nyāya-sūtra: Selections with Early Commentaries. Indianapolis: Hackett.

Phillips, Stephen. 2012. Epistemology in Classical India: The Knowledge Sources of the Nyāya School. New York and London: Routledge.

Phillips, Stephen and N.S. Ramanuja Tatacharya (trans.) 2004. Epistemology of Perception: Gangesa’s Tattvacintamani, Vol. I, pratyaksa-khanda. New York: American Institute of
Buddhist Studies, distributed by Columbia University Press, 2004 (750 pages). Revised Indian edition, Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 2009.

Rajpurohit, Dalpat. 2022. Sundar ke Svapn: Ārambhik Ādhunikatā, Dādūpanth aur Sundardās kī Kavitā (सुन्दर के स्वप्न: आरम्भिक आधुनिकता, दादूपंथ और सुन्दरदास की कविता). New Delhi: Rajkamal Prakashan.

Selby, Martha. 2011 Tamil Love Poetry: The Five Hundred Short Poems of the Aiṅkurunūru. New York: Columbia University Press.

Selby, Martha. 2003. A Circle of Six Seasons: A Selection from Old Tamil, Prākrit and Sanskrit Verse. New Delhi: Penguin Books.

Selby, Martha. 2000. Grow Long, Blessed Night: Love Poems from Classical India. New York: Oxford University Press.

Talbot, Cynthia. 2018. “A Poetic Record of the Rajput Rebellion, c. 1680.”  Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 28.3 (July 2018): 461-83.

Talbot, Cynthia. 2016. “Elephants, Hunting and Mughal Service: The Martial Lordship of Rao Ratan.” In Bundi Fort: A Rajput World, edited Milo C. Beach, 80-95. Mumbai: Marg Publications.

Talbot, Cynthia. 2016. The Last Hindu Emperor: Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000.  Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Talbot, Cynthia. 2001. Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region, and Identity in Medieval AndhraN.Y.: Oxford University Press.