Akshara Ravishankar

Akshara Ravishankar
B.A (Hons) Philosophy: Miranda House, Delhi University; M.A: University of Hyderabad; MPhil: Delhi University.
Cohort Year: 2016
Advisor(s): Whitney Cox
Subject Area: Sanskrit
Research Interests: Bhagavad Gita, commentarial literature, reception histories, and Sanskrit and Hindi languages.


Akshara is a Ph.D. student at SALC. She is interested in premodern receptions of the Bhagavad Gita, particularly in the early modern period. Her further interests lie in the study of commentarial literature and reception histories more generally. Her languages of study are Sanskrit and Hindi.


Co-Organizer: 17th South Asia Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago, March 2020

Teaching Experience

  • Readings in World Literature (Writing Intern, Autumn 2018)
  • First-Year Hindi (Course Assistant, Winter 2019)
  • Second-Year Sanskrit (Course Assistant, Autumn 2019)


M.A, University of Hyderabad. MPhil, Delhi University.