My dissertation addresses the relationship between Buddhist doctrine and Buddhist tantra through a close reading and analysis of the works of several
Herr Richard studies comparative poetics and philosophy of language with a focus on Sanskrit and Tamil thought systems. A few of his other research
My research focuses on garden culture and the production and circulation of botanical, horticultural, and agricultural knowledge in South Asia, particularly
My primary interest lies in the language, religion, and society of Vedic India. I focus mainly on commentarial literature, which explains the meaning and
Smith's dissertation examines the mimesis of the gods in the R̥gveda in order to understanding the Vedic religious imagination which makes poetic
Research Interests: Nyāya philosophy, theories of perception, and language.