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Dr Simon Brodbeck 

Dr Simon Brodbeck

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 76486

Research Interests

  • Early Sanskrit Literature, especially the Sanskrit Mahabharata
  • Anthropology

Selected Publications

Genealogy and History in South Asia. Ed., with James M. Hegarty. Religions of South Asia 5 (special issue), 2012.

The Mahabharata Patriline: Gender, Culture, and the Royal Hereditary. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009.

Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata. Ed., with Brian Black. London: Routledge, 2007.

‘Calling Krishna’s Bluff: Non-Attached Action in the Bhagavadgita.’ Journal of Indian Philosophy 32, 2004.

For a full list of publications please visit:

Research Projects

Text, Translation, and Interpretation of the Early Krishna Story: the Cardiff Harivamsha Project.

The History of Genealogy, the Genealogy of History: Family and the Narrative Construction of the Significant Past in Early South Asia.

Epic Constructions: Gender, Myth, and Society in the Mahabharata.


Member of the: Centre for the History of Religion in Asia