Major research interests:

Currently researching early medieval Sanskrit drama, aesthetics, and narrative literature. Doctoral research involved the Sanskrit epics, Marathi devotional performance traditions, and theories of textual production, performance, and folkloristics. Other interests include South Asian folklore, narrative theory, and cultural studies.

Educational Background:

M. A. and Ph. D. in South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

 

Winter 2017

SANS300 Introductory Sanskrit Sections

Basic vocabulary and most important grammatical features of classical Sanskrit. Useful to students of South Asian history, culture, languages, philosophies, and religions, and of linguistics and classics. Credit will be granted for only one of SANS 300 or SANS 102 or both SANS 100, SANS 101 or both SANS 301, SANS 302.

Instructor(s): Sathaye, Adheesh
Winter 2017

ASIA308 Myth, Ritual and Epic in Ancient India Sections

Myths of creation Gods and goddesses of the Vedic pantheon. Connections with myths in other parts of the world, particularly in the Indo-European tradition. Literary representations of the myths.

Instructor(s): Sathaye, Adheesh
Winter 2017

ASIA360B A Specific Asian Literature in Translation - SP ASIAN LIT TRN Sections

Introduction to the literature of a linguistic area of Asia not covered in existing courses. Not given every year. Consult the Department for details. May be taken multiple times on different subjects for credit.

Instructor(s): Sathaye, Adheesh
Winter 2017

ASIA369 Asian Folklore Sections

A survey of oral and expressive traditions in Asia, including jokes, superstitions, fairy tales, myths, music, and foodways; practical training in collecting and archiving folklore.

Instructor(s): Sathaye, Adheesh
Winter 2017

ASIA398 Narrative Literature in Premodern India Sections

Stories of gods, goddesses and religious heroes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas, Avadanas and in classical poetry and drama.

Instructor(s): Sathaye, Adheesh

Courses Taught:

ASIA 308 Mythological Literature of Ancient India in Translation

ASIA 398 Classical Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Myths and Legends in Translation

ASIA 369 Asian Folklore

ASIA 547 Narrative Theory and South Asian Literature

SANS 300 Further Readings in Sanskrit