Category Archives: Publications

Highlights of the semester

Well I didn’t last long with my resolution to blog regularly. Semester rather got the better of me, thanks to a rather challenging workload and a twelve-week long cold. Thankfully both are now over, and looking back I can see … Continue reading

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New book: Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative

I am delighted to announce publication of my new book, Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative: Gods, Kings and Other Heroes, in the Routledge series Dialogues in South Asian Traditions. The book is the major output from an … Continue reading

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On compiling an Index

This week I have been wondering what bad deeds I did in past lives in order to be stuck at my desk, squinting at a pdf of my book, trying to compile and populate an index. It is far from … Continue reading

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Sinxay: Renaissance of a Lao-Thai Epic Hero

Early this year I received a copy of Peter Whittlesey and Baythong Sayouvin Wittlesey’s new book Sinxay: Renaissance of a Lao-Thai Epic Hero, which they self-published late in 2015 after years of hard work. At its heart is an English retelling … Continue reading

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Paperback edition of Narrating Karma and Rebirth

I have returned from a research trip to find some gratis copies of my book Narrating Karma and Rebirth: Buddhist and Jain Multi-life Stories (Cambridge University Press, 2014) in paperback! It is very pleasing to see that it is now … Continue reading

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