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Dr James Hegarty 

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Position:Reader in Indian Religions

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 70103

Selected Publications

Religion, Narrative and Public Imagination in South Asia: Past and Place in the Sanskrit Mahābhārata, Routledge, 2012.

Etymology, Genealogy and History in early South Asia’, Religions of South Asia, 5, vols. 1 and 2, 2011, p. 103-127.

On Platial Imagination in the Sanskrit Mahābhārata’, International Journal for Hindu Studies, 13, 2009, pp. 163-187.

‘Rethinking the Guru: towards a typology of religious domination in pre-colonial Punjab’, Religions of South Asia, 3.2., 2009, pp. 183-202.

Research Projects

The History of Genealogy, the Genealogy of History: family and the construction of the significant past in early South Asia.

The Story of Story in South Asia: character and genre across Hindu, Buddhist and Jain tradition.

Research Group, Centre or Network

Centre for the History of Religion in Asia

Additional Information

Courses Taught

Religion, Culture and Society,

Indian Philosophy, Indian History

Elementary Sanskrit

Intermediate Sanskrit

The Open Choice Translation

The Advanced Seminar in the Study of Religion