Vishal Sharma


Postdoctoral Researcher in Sanskrit Literary and Cultural History

Faculty / College Address:

Room 305, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Research Interests:

Sanskrit epics and their reception, sectarianism and polemics in early modern South India, Mādhva and Śrīvaiṣṇava Vaiṣṇavism and South Indian Śaivism.

Current Projects:

Leverhulme Project on the Mahābhārata (2021-2024).

Recent Publications:

“Reading the Mahābhārata as Śāstra: The Role of the ‘Righteous’ Pāṇḍavas and ‘Villainous’ Kauravas in Madhva's Dvaitavedānta.” The Journal of Hindu Studies, Volume 14, Issue 3, November 2021, Pages 279–300,

“The Problem of Indifference to Suffering in the Mahābhārata Tradition”. International Journal of Hindu Studies volume 24, pages 177–197 (2020).

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Vishal Sharma