The Rocher Indology Series

published by Oxford University Press, New York.

Books published in the Rocher Indology Series are Open Access publications.

The Series consists of cutting-edge research in the study of India’s premodern past (usually pre-19th century). Subjects include textual studies as well as inscriptions, archives, and documents in any form, including art and artifacts. The scope of the Series is broad. Besides monographs, the Series welcomes critical editions and translations of premodern texts, as well as histories of the field of Indology and its practitioners. Through this Series, the Foundation seeks to foster broad assessments of the state of Indological knowledge and its prospects. It is the intent of the Foundation that this series will help grow the field in depth, breadth, and diversity.

Questions and proposals should be addressed to the General Editor.

*These are Open Access titles which are free to read and download.

Dimitry Shevchenko

Dr. Shevchenko is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ashoka University. He specializes in the history of Indian philosophy, particularly Sāṃkhya, Yoga, and Advaita Vedānta, as well as contemporary Indian philosophy. He has taught at universities and colleges in the US, Israel, and India.


David Brick

Dr. David Brick is Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on various aspects of the classical Hindu legal tradition including the pre-modern custom of satī or widow-burning, widow-asceticism, inheritance, judicial ordeals, theories of sin, expiation, and gifts.