Sheldon Pollock

Sheldon Pollock is the founding editor of the Murty Classical Library of India(Harvard U. Press), and joint editor of South Asia across the Disciplines (the university presses of California, Chicago, and Columbia). His most recent monograph, The Language of the Gods in the World of Men: Sanskrit, Culture, and Power in Premodern India, was recently issued in paper (U. of California Press), and two edited volumes are forthcoming: Forms of Knowledge in Early Modern Asia: Explorations in the Intellectual History of India and Tibet, 1500-1800 (Duke U. Press), and (with Benjamin Elman and Kevin Chang) World Philology (Harvard U. Press). He is currently working on Liberation Philology(for Harvard U. Press), and Reader on Rasa: A Historical Sourcebook in Indian Aesthetics, the first in a new series of sourcebooks in classical Indian thought that he is editing for Columbia U. Press. He was recently awarded a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Mellon Foundation, and the President's Certificate of Honour for Sanskrit and the title Padma Sri for distinguished service in the field of letters from the Government of India.