Richard H. Davis is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Previously he taught at Yale University. He is the author of Ritual in an Oscillating Universe: Worshiping Sivain Medieval India (Princeton University Press, 1991), Lives of Indian Images (Princeton University Press, 1997), and A Priest’s Guide to the Great Festival: Aghorasiva’s Mahotsavavidhi (Oxford University Press, 2010). He was the winner of the 1999 Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize. He has served in several capacities with AAS—as a member of the AAS South Asia Council, and as an Associate Editor for The Journal for Asian Studies. He is currently working on a cultural history of early South Asia and on a study of the history of the Bhagavad Gita.
EAA Interview: Global India Circa 100 CE: South Asia in World History: A Brief Interview with Richard H. Davis