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Mr. Rishi Rajpopat

PhD Student in South Asian Studies


BA Economics, St. Xavier's College - Autonomous, Mumbai, 2013-16

MSt Oriental Studies (Sanskrit Grammatical Tradition), University of Oxford, 2016-17

Subject groups/Research projects

Indian Studies:

Research Interests

I study the Aṣṭādhyāyī of Pāṇini, a text comprising roughly 4000 rules which describe various linguistic aspects of classical Sanskrit. My research involves reading commentaries on the same which together with this magnum opus constitute the Pāṇinīya school of Sanskrit grammar in the Indian linguistic tradition. In continuation of my work at Oxford, I shall attempt to achieve a better understanding of the resolution of rule conflict in this grammatical system. 

Other Professional Activities

Hindustani Music

Indo-Iranian Linguistics

Hindustani and Gujarati Poetry