Immersia 2023: Visions and Revisions in Sanskrit Narrative - Book Pre-Launch

Sanskrit narrative is the lifeblood of Indian culture, encapsulating and perpetuating insights and values central to Indian thought and practice. Visions and Revisions in Sanskrit Narrative brings together 18 of the foremost scholars across the globe, who, in an unprecedented collaboration, accord these texts the integrity and dignity they deserve. The last time this was attempted, on a much smaller scale, was a generation ago, with Purāṇa Perennis (1993).

The pre-eminent contributors to this landmark collection use novel methods and theory to meaningfully engage Sanskrit narrative texts, showcasing the state of contemporary scholarship on the Sanskrit epics and purāṇas.

Join us for the pre-launch event of Visions and Revisions in Sanskrit Narrative, edited by Dr Raj Balkaran and CHL's very own Associate Professor McComas Taylor, and hear from the contributors on their experiences with this volume and on new ways of reading Sanskrit narrative literature.

Note: Dr Raj Balkaran will be joining the discussion virtually.

Date and Times


Room: Hedley Bull 2