Deven M. Patel
Prof. Patel teaches in the Department of South Asia Studies. His focus is on the intersection of language, literature, and culture in a south Asia.
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
B.A. Columbia University
Sanskrit language and literature (belles-lettres, epics, and drama); Sanskrit grammar and linguistics; the history, aesthetics, and reception of Indian literatures; pre-modern and modern Indian philosophy; the intellectual history of pre-modern South Asia; contemporary literary and cultural theory; Pali, Prakrit, Hindi and Gujarati language and literature; translation and translation theory in South Asian contexts.
From Text to Tradition: Literary Reception, Reading Communities and the Destiny of Śrīharṣa’s Naiṣadhīyacarita”
“Source, Exegesis, and Translation: Sanskrit Commentary and Regional Language Translation in South Asia.” Journal of the American Oriental Society, Volume 131, No. 2 (April-June 2011), pp. 245-266.
“Shared Typologies of Kāmaśāstra, Alaṅkāraśāstra and Literary Criticism.” Journal of Indian Philosophy, Volume 39, No.1 (February 2011), pp. 101-122.
- Introduction to Indian Philosophy
- India’s Literatures: Love, War, Wisdom, and Humor
- Hindu Mythology
- Introductory Sanskrit: Script, Phonetics, Grammar, and Style
- Readings in Sanskrit
- Methodology Seminar in Literary History and Aesthetics