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South Asia

The University of Cambridge has an international reputation in the study of the Sanskrit grammatical tradition. This continues in the current work of the Faculty which made a leading contribution to the Sanskrit Manuscripts Project. 

Further areas of research cross over with Middle Eastern studies, in particular the influence of Persia in the history of India.


Title Description
Person Dr Arthur D Dudney History of early modern Persian literary education and lexicography beyond Iran especially in India
Person Dr Eivind Kahrs Sanskrit literature; patterns of the Indian linguistic and ritualistic traditions; Indian philosophy and religion in general, including Buddhism
Person object code Dr Vincenzo Vergiani History of linguistic ideas and the philosophy of language in ancient India
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