John J. Lowe


Associate Professor of Sanskrit

Faculty / College Address:

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Pusey Lane, Oxford



Research Interests:

  • Sanskrit language and linguistics
  • The ancient Indian grammatical tradition
  • Other ancient Indo-Iranian languages: Avestan, Old Persian, Pali, Prakrit
  • Linguistics: syntax, semantics, and Indo-European Philology

Courses Taught:

  • Elementary Sanskrit
  • Ancient Indian linguistics
  • Sanskrit language and texts
  • Vedic Sanskrit
  • Avestan language and texts
  • Prakrit language and texts

Recent Publications:

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Photograph of John Lowe