Yale Himalaya Initiative

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Phyllis Granoff

Lex Hixon Prof of World Religions
451 College St, New Haven, CT 06511-8906

Phyllis Granoff has done research in all of the classical religions of India–Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and has also published articles on Indian art and literature. Her interests include contemporary Indian literature and she has published translations of short stories from Bengali and Oriya. Professor Granoff’s current research includes work on the origins of puranic Hinduism and the development of image worship in Indian religions, a study of pilgrimage in medieval India, particularly in Jainism, and a study of a medieval Indian dramatist and poetic theorist. She is also working on Jain and Buddhist monastic rules and systems of authority in medieval Indian law codes.