Gary Tubb

Prof. Gary Tubb Anupama and Guru Ramakrishnan Professor
Faculty Director, University of Chicago Center in Delhi

Office: Foster Hall 207
Phone: (773) 834-2825
Fax: (773) 834-3254



  • Ph.D. Harvard University, 1979 (Sanskrit and Indian Studies).
  • A.M. Harvard University, 1976 (Sanskrit and Indian Studies).
  • A.B. Harvard College, 1973 (Magna cum Laude with Highest Honors in Sanskrit and Indian Studies).

Field Specialties

Sanskrit language and literature, Indian philosophy, history of Sanskrit linguistic and literary theory.

Research Interests

Sanskrit poetry and poetics; Sanskrit grammatical and commentarial traditions; the history of Vedanta philosophy; connections between philosophy, religion, and literature in Sanskrit culture; the Mahabharata epic.

Publications Include:

  • Scholastic Sanskrit: A Handbook for Students (with Emery R. Boose), New York, 2007.
  • Innovations and Turning Points: Toward a History of Kavya Literature(co-edited with Yigal Bronner and David Shulman), OUP Delhi, 2014.

  • Sanskrit and the Burden of the Past, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  • Works in progress include a translation of the Bhojaprabandhana of Ballala, a sourcebook on Advaita Vedanta philosophy, and an annotated translations of Book 7 (the Drone Parva) of the Mahabharata, as part of the Chicago series of translations from the critical edition of the epic.