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 first-rate, cutting-edge research in areas relating to the study of India’s premodern past. The volumes in the series represent true advances in the field. The range of subjects includes textual studies, taking “text” to mean not just literary productions, but also inscriptions, archives, and documents in any form, including art and artifacts. The scope of the Series includes archeology, and music, and embraces understudied areas such as mathematics, astronomy, medicine, food sciences, and the natural sciences. Besides monographs, the series welcomes critical editions and translation of premodern texts, as well as histories of the field of Indology and its practitioners. Through this Series, the Foundation wishes to foster broad assessments of the state of Indological knowledge and its prospects in the study of issues/periods/areas across multiple modes of documentation and perspectives. 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 will be 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.