My Ph.D. project deals with literary and intellectual history, mainly focusing on 10th-14th century Jain literature in Sanskrit and Kannada. I am interested in the ways literary practices are employed for the construction of an idealized sense of community and identity that transcends geographical and linguistic divisions. My dissertation picks up questions that emerged from my MA thesis, in which I examine the tensions between philosophical worldviews and ethical actions in Jain sources. My dissertation aims to expand the scope of these questions, and understand how such sources negotiate non-Jain sources and identities for their self-reaffirmation.
Field of Study
Medieval South-Asian literature, literary history, Jainism
10th-14th century Sanskrit and Kannada literature, community and identity, translation and circulation, genre, satire
- Sanskrit 202 (Teaching Assistant, Winter 2019)
- Introduction to World Religions (Guest Lecturer, Winter 2015)
- Introduction to Indian History and Civilization (Teaching Assistant and Instructor, 2013-2015)
MA, Tel-Aviv University, 2016.
B.A, Tel-Aviv University, 2013.