Professor Diwakar Acharya

Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics
MA, DPhil
University Academic Fellow since 2016

My research concerns religious and philosophical traditions of South Asia. I study ancient and medieval texts, inscriptions, and other historical documents significant for the cultural history of the Indian sub-continent. I am also interested in the critical examination of rites, rituals, and customs of the Indian religions. I am a keen reader of various genres of Sanskrit literature, starting from the Vedas.