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Deven M. Patel

Associate Professor

Williams Hall 814


Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley
B.A. Columbia University

Research Interests

Sanskrit language and literature (belles-lettres, epics, and drama); grammar and linguistics; Indian philosophy and intellectual history; Pali, Prakrit, Hindi and Gujarati language and literature; translation theory.

Selected Publications

Text to Tradition: The Naiṣadhīyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia.  Columbia University Press, 2014.   
Interview with Critical Margins:

Āndhraśabdacintāmaṇi: A Grammar of Telugu Language in Sanskrit [co-authored with R.V.S. Sundaram], Central Institute of Indian Languages, 2016. 
Kavirājamārgam: The Way of the King of Poets  [co-authored with R.V.S. Sundaram], Jawarharlal Nehru University (Kannada Language Chair) and Manohar Publishers, 2017.  

Courses Taught

SAST 004 401 India's Literature: Love, War, Wisdom and Humor

SAST 006 401 Hindu Mythology

SAST 150 401 Introduction To Indian Philosophy

SAST 324 401 Sanskrit Literature and Poetry

SAST 334 401A Survey of Sanskrit, Pakrit,& Classical Tamil Literature in Translation

SAST 631 401A The Sanskrit Epics

SAST 713 401 Literary Theory, Aesthetics, and Comparative Literature in South Asia

SKRT 460 001 Sanskrit: 1st Year

SAST 480 301 Readings in Sanskrit Literature