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 2019

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.

Winter 2019
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2019 term.Winter 2019

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.

Winter 2019

ASIA448 Narrative and Performance in South Asia Sections

Key theoretical issues in the production and enactment of folk narratives in traditional and modern South Asian cultures. Intended for advanced undergraduates in Asian folklore studies. Credit will be granted for only one of ASIA 448 or ASIA 547.

Winter 2019

ASIA547 Narrative Theory and South Asian Literature Sections

Winter 2019

ASIA580A Directed Readings - DIRECTED READING Sections