Scholarly Articles

“A Padshah like Manu: Political Advice for Akbar in the Persian Mahabharata.” Philological Encounters online advance article (2020): 1-22. here.

“The Power of the Islamic Sword in Narrating the Death of Indian Buddhism.” History of Religions 57.4 (2018): 406-435. here.

“Deceptive Familiarity: European Perceptions of Access at the Mughal Court.” In The Key to Power? The Culture of Access in Princely Courts, 1400-1700, edited by Dries Raeymaekers and Sebastiaan Derks, 65-99. Leiden: Brill, 2016. here.

“Contested History: Brahmanical Memories of Relations with the Mughals.” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 58.4 (2015): 419-452. here.

“Dangerous Debates: Jain Responses to Theological Challenges at the Mughal Court.” Modern Asian Studies 49.5 (2015): 1311-1344. here.

“Regional Perceptions: Writing to the Mughal Court in Sanskrit.” In Cosmopolitismes en Asie du Sud. Sources, itinéraires, langues (XVIe-XVIIIe siècle), edited by Corinne Lefèvre, Ines Županov, and Jorge Flores, 251-274. Paris: Editions de l’EHESS, 2015. here.

“Reimagining the ‘Idol Temple of Hindustan’: Textual and Visual Translation of Sanskrit Texts in Mughal India,” co-authored with Qamar Adamjee. In Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts, edited by Amy Landau, 141-165. Baltimore: Walters Art Museum; Seattle: University of Washington Press: 2015. here.

“Defining the Other: An Intellectual History of Sanskrit Lexicons and Grammars of Persian.” Journal of Indian Philosophy 40.6 (2012): 635-668. here.

“Setting the Record Wrong: A Sanskrit Vision of Mughal Conquests.” South Asian History and Culture 3.3 (2012): 373-396. here.

“The Mughal Book of War: A Persian Translation of the Sanskrit Mahabharata.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 31.2 (2011): 506-520. here.

Short Articles

“Jains and Muslims,” Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism (published online in 2019; print in 2020). here.

“Mughal Lite.” Open Magazine (November 2018). here.

“Translating the Solar Cosmology of Sacred Kingship.” Medieval History Journal 19.1 (2016): 136-141. here.

“Indo-Persian Translations: A Disruptive Past.” Seminar 671 (July 2015). here.

“Jainism and Islam” articles, (2012). Four articles on: Jainism and Islam, Jains and the Delhi Sultanate, Jains and the Mughals, Jains and Muslim Iconoclasm. here.


“A Mughal Debate about Jain Asceticism.” In The Empires of the Near East and India: Sources Studies of the Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal Literate Communities, edited by Hani Khafipour, 107-123. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. here.

“Mughal Sanskrit Literature: The Book of WarTreasury of Compassion and the Treasury of Compassion.” In The Empires of the Near East and India: Sources Studies of the Safavid, Ottoman, and Mughal Literate Communities, edited by Hani Khafipour, 450-477. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. here.

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