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Below are listed the people who have made the Clay Sanskrit Library possible, including those currently involved in editing and translating volumes. Please click on the volume titles for more information

Founders
John P. Clay

was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1934. In 1957 John graduated from Oxford University with first class honours in Sanskrit, Avestan and Old Persian. He went on to a long career in global investment banking with Vickers da Costa, New York, the London Stock Exchange and then with Clay Finlay, Inc. In 1999 he decided to give enduring patronage to his real passion: Sanskrit literature. His vision was to create a series that would make all the classics available to the general public for the first time. John lived in New York City with his wife Jennifer, until his passing in June of 2013.

(Photograph by courtesy of Nora Feller http://www.norafeller.com/)


Jennifer Coutts Clay

John’s wife and co-founder of the Clay Sanskrit Library, is an aviation specialist. As Principal of J. Clay Consulting, Jennifer has worked with a broad range of companies, including short-haul and long-haul airlines, design firms and aviation suppliers. She is the author of Jetliner Cabins, published in hardcover, softcover and e-book editions. She has also contributed extensively to numerous industry magazines. Read more about Jennifer’s career here. The Jetliner Cabins Home Page can be found here http://www.jetlinercabins.com/

(Photograph by courtesy of Nora Feller http://www.norafeller.com/)


General Editor
Sheldon I. Pollock

Sheldon I. Pollock is William B. Ransford Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Columbia University.
He is the author of The Language of the Gods in the World of Men: Sanskrit, Culture, and Power in Premodern India and editor of Cosmopolitanism and Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia.


Ramáyana II: Ayódhya by Vālmīki
Ramáyana III: The Forest by Vālmīki
“Bouquet of Rasa” and “River of Rasa” by Bhānudatta
Rama’s Last Act by Bhavabhūti

General Editor Emeritus
Richard Gombrich

Richard Gombrich is Boden Professor Emeritus of Sanskrit, Oxford University and Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (OCBS).
Love Lyrics
“Fifty Stanzas of a Thief” by Bilhaṇa


Love Lyrics by Amaru, Bhartṛhari & Bilhaṇa

Editor
Isabelle Onians
Isabelle Onians is a translator and editor of Sanskrit literature for the JJC Foundation, co-publishers (with NYU Press) of the Clay Sanskrit Library.
BA (London) in Greek and Latin 1994; MPhil (Oxon) in Classical Indian Religions 1996; Leader, Tibet 2000 expedition (Oxford and Royal Geographic Society); DPhil (Oxon) 2002; Gonda Fellow (Leiden) 2004.
What Ten Young Men Did by Daṇḍin
“A Bawd’s Life” and “The Ornamental Onion” by Kṣemendra & Harijīvanamiśra
The Magical Vine of the Bodhi·sattva’s Many Lives by Kṣemendra

Translators
Diwakar Acharya
Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Indological Studies, Kyoto University, Japan.
The Little Clay Cart by Śūdraka

Greg Bailey
Reader in Sanskrit, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
Love Lyrics by Amaru, Bhartṛhari & Bilhaṇa
Maha·bhárata XIV: The Horse Sacrifice

Adam Bowles
Adam Bowles is Honorary Research Fellow, La Trobe University, Melbourne.
BA in Sanskrit 1997; PhD (La Trobe) in Asian Studies 2004.
Maha·bhárata VIII: Karna (volume one of two)
Maha·bhárata I: The Beginning (volume one of three)
Maha·bhárata VIII: Karna (volume two of two)

Simon Brodbeck
Maha·bhárata I: The Beginning (volume three of three)

Yigal Bronner

Yigal Bronner is Assistant Professor at the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago.


“Self-Surrender,” “Peace,” “Compassion,” and “The Mission of the Goose”: Poems and Prayers from South India by Appayya Dīkṣita, Nīlakaṇṭha Dīkṣita, Vedānta Deśika


Michael Coulson
Michael Coulson (1936-1975) taught Sanskrit at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Sanskrit: an introduction to the classical language and Three Sanskrit plays, translated with an introduction.
Rákshasa’s Ring by Viśākhadatta
Málati and Mádhava by Bhavabhūti

Linda Covill
Linda Covill translates and edits Sanskrit literature for the JJC Foundation, co-publishers (with NYU Press) of the Clay Sanskrit Library.
Wolfson College, Oxford.
Handsome Nanda by Aśvaghoṣa

Whitney Cox
Lecturer in Sanskrit, Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia,
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Kate Crosby
Senior Lecturer in Buddhist Studies, Department of Study of Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
Maha·bhárata X-XI: Dead of Night & The Women
Maha·bhárata XII Peace (volumes one & two of five)

Csaba Dezső
Csaba Dezső is Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit in the Department of Indo-European Linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.
Much Ado About Religion by Bhaṭṭa Jayanta
The Quartet of Causeries by Śyāmilaka, Vararuci, Śūdraka & Īśvaradatta
The Bawd’s Counsel by Dāmodaragupta
The Parrot’s Seventy Tales by Cintāmaṇi Bhaṭṭa

Wendy Doniger
Wendy Doniger is Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, University of Chicago.
“The Lady of the Jewel Necklace” and “The Lady Who Shows Her Love” by Harṣa

Paul Dundas
Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit, University of Edinburgh.
The Slaying of Shishu·pala by Māgha

Oliver Fallon
Teacher of Sanskrit, St James School, London.
Bhatti’s Poem: The Death of Rávana by Bhaṭṭi

R.C.C. Fynes
R. C. C. Fynes is Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Art and Design, De Montfort University. He is the author of The Lives of the Jain Elders.
The Epitome of Queen Lilávati (volume one) by Jinaratna
The Epitome of Queen Lilávati (volume two) by Jinaratna

Kathleen Garbutt
Kathleen Garbutt translates and edits Sanskrit literature for the JJC Foundation, co-publishers (with NYU Press) of the Clay Sanskrit Library.
BA (Oxon) in Sanskrit 2004.
Maha·bhárata IV: Viráta
Maha·bhárata V: Preparations for War (volume one of two)
Maha·bhárata V: Preparations for War (volume two of two)

Robert P. Goldman
Robert P. Goldman is Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He is director and general editor of the massive translation project of the critical edition of Valmíki’s Ramáyana and has also translated Book Five, Súndara, with Sally P. Goldman, with whom he has co-authored Deva·vani·pravéshika: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language.
Ramáyana I: Boyhood by Vālmīki
Ramáyana V: Súndara by Vālmīki
Ramáyana VI: War (two volumes) by Vālmīki

Sally J. Sutherland Goldman
Sally J. Sutherland Goldman is Lecturer in Sanskrit, University of California at Berkeley.
She and Robert P. Goldman together wrote Deva·vani·pravéshika: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Language.
Ramáyana V: Súndara by Vālmīki
Ramáyana VI: War (two volumes) by Vālmīki
Ramáyana VII: The Final Chapter by Vālmīki

Dominic Goodall
Dominic Goodall is Head of the Pondicherry Centre of the École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO).
The Bawd’s Counsel by Dāmodaragupta
Raghu’s Lineage (two volumes) by Kālidāsa

Friedhelm Hardy
Friedhelm Hardy (1943–2004) was Professor of Indian Religions at King’s College London. He is the author of The Religious Culture of India: Power, Love and Wisdom and Viraha-Bhakti: The Early History of Kṛṣṇa Devotion in South India.
Seven Hundred Elegant Verses by Govardhana

Robert A. Hueckstedt
Professor, Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Virginia.
The Deeds of King Harsha by Bāṇa

Harunaga Isaacson
Harunaga Isaacson is Professor of Indology, University of Hamburg.
Raghu’s Lineage (two volumes) by Kālidāsa

William J. Johnson
William J. Johnson is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at Cardiff University. He is the author of The Sauptikaparvan of the Mahābhārata: The Massacre at Night and The Bhagavadgītā, translated with an introduction and notes.
Maha·bhárata III: The Forest (volume four of four)
Maha·bhárata III: The Forest (volume one of four)

Matthew Kapstein
Director of Tibetan Religious Studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Paris) and Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Chicago.
The Rise of Wisdom Moon by Kṛṣṇamiśra

Rosalind Lefeber
Rosalind Lefeber is Lecturer Emerita in Sanskrit at the University of Toronto.
Ramáyana IV: Kishkíndha by Vālmīki

Sir James Mallinson
Sir James Mallinson translates and edits Sanskrit literature for the JJC Foundation, co-publishers (with NYU Press) of the Clay Sanskrit Library.
BA (Oxon) in Sanskrit with Old Iranian 1991, MA (School of Oriental and African Studies) 1993, DPhil (Oxon) 2002.
The Emperor of the Sorcerers (volume one) by Budhasvāmin
The Emperor of the Sorcerers (volume two) by Budhasvāmin
Messenger Poems by Kālidāsa, Dhoyī, and Rūpa Gosvāmin
The Ocean of the Rivers of Story (volume one of seven) by Somadeva
The Ocean of the Rivers of Story (volume two of seven) by Somadeva
The Ocean of the Rivers of Story (volume three to seven of seven) by Somadeva

Justin Meiland


Justin Meiland is BA (Oxon) in Sanskrit and Pali 1997, MA (Bristol) in Buddhist Studies 1999, DPhil (Oxon) 2003.


Maha·bhárata IX: Shalya (volume one of two)
Garland of the Buddha’s Past Lives (volume one of two) by Āryaśūra
Maha·bhárata IX: Shalya (volume two of two)
Maha·bhárata III: The Forest (volume two of four)
Garland of the Buddha’s Past Lives (volume two of two) by Āryaśūra

Patrick Olivelle
Patrick Olivelle is Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Religions, University of Texas.
Five Discourses on Worldly Wisdom by Viṣṇuśarman
Life of the Buddha by Aśvaghoṣa

Indira Peterson
Indira Peterson is Professor of Asian Studies, Mount Holyoke College.
The Hunter and the Hero by Bhāravi

Vaughan Pilikian
Vaughan Pilikian translates and edits Sanskrit literature for the JJC Foundation, co-publishers (with NYU Press) of the Clay Sanskrit Library.
MA (Cantab) in Classics 1996; MPhil (Oxon) Sanskrit 2001; Frank Knox Scholar (Harvard) 2001-3. Poetry: At Eclipse (2002). Films: Actaeon (2003), Mummers (2003) and The Curse Map (2004).
Maha·bhárata VII: Drona (volume one of four)
Maha·bhárata VII: Drona (volumes three to four of four)
Maha·bhárata VII: Drona (volume two of four)

Velcheru Narayana Rao
Velcheru Narayana Rao is Krishnadevaraya Professor of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
How Úrvashi Was Won by Kālidāsa

Tamar Reich
Tamar Reich is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Florida.
Maha·bhárata XV-XVIII: Final Departures

David Shulman

David Shulman is Renée Lang Professor of Humanistic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


How Úrvashi Was Won by Kālidāsa
“Self-Surrender,” “Peace,” “Compassion,” and “The Mission of the Goose”: Poems and Prayers from South India by Appayya Dīkṣita, Nīlakaṇṭha Dīkṣita, Vedānta Deśika

Lee Siegel
Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Hawai’i.
Gita·govínda: Love Songs of Radha and Krishna by Jayadeva

Andrew Skilton
Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Indian Religions, University of Cardiff.
“How the Nagas Were Pleased” and “The Shattered Thighs” by Harṣa and Bhāsa
Maha·bhárata XIII: Good Counsel (three volumes)

David Smith
David Smith is Reader in Indian Religions at Lancaster University. He is the author of Ratnákaras Hara·víjaya: An Introduction to the Sanskrit Court Epic, The Dance of Siva: Religion, Art and Poetry in South India and Hinduism and Modernity.
Princess Kadámbari (volume one of three) by Bāṇa
Triumph of Shiva by Ratnākara
The Birth of Kumára by Kālidāsa
Princess Kadámbari (volumes two and three of three) by Bāṇa

Joel Tatelman
Joel Tatelman is Senior Editor at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He has also published The Glorious Deeds of Purna, a translation and study of the Púrnavadána.
Heavenly Exploits (Buddhist Biographies from the Dívyavadána)

Judit Törzsök
Judit Törzsök is Lecturer in Sanskrit, Université Charles-de-Gaulle, Lille.
Rama Beyond Price by Murāri
“Friendly Advice” and “King Víkrama’s Adventures” by Nārāyaṇa

Gary Tubb
Gary Tubb is Professor in South Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago. He is the author of Scholastic Sanskrit: A Handbook For Students, published in 2007.
In the Court of King Bhoja by Ballāla

Somadeva Vasudeva
Somadeva Vasudeva is Assistant Professor in Sanskrit at Columbia University, New York.
MA (London) in Sanskrit and Prakrit 1993; DPhil (Oxon) 2000; Institut Français, Pondicherry, 1998 to 2000.
Three Satires by Nīlakaṇṭha, Kṣemendra, and Bhallaṭa
The Recognition of Shakúntala by Kālidāsa
The Quartet of Causeries by Śyāmilaka, Vararuci, Śūdraka & Īśvaradatta
Lyrical Verse Explained
Moonlight of Glory by Someśvaradeva
Nava·sahasánka and the Serpent Princess by Padmagupta
Twenty-four Chronicles (two volumes) by Merutuṅga

Paul Wilmot
Paul Wilmot translates and edits Sanskrit literature for the JJC Foundation, co-publishers (with NYU Press) of the Clay Sanskrit Library.
BA (Oxon) Sanskrit and Tibetan 2003; MSt (Oxon) Oriental Studies 2004.
Maha·bhárata II: The Great Hall
Maha·bhárata I: The Beginning (volume two of three)

Alexander Wynne

Alexander Wynne is Lecturer in Buddhist Studies at Mahidol University, Bangkok.


Maha·bhárata XII: Peace: “The Book of Liberation” (volumes four to five of five)
Maha·bhárata XII: Peace: “The Book of Liberation” (volume three of five)

Foreword Writers
Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar is a former member of Lok Sabha and has held several Union Cabinet ministerial positions in Petroleum & Natural Gas, Panchayati Raj, Youth Affairs & Sports and Development of North Eastern Region. He is the author of several books. His latest book, A Time of Transition: Rajiv Gandhi to the 21st Century, was published by Penguin Books India in 2009.


U.R. Ananthamurthy

U.R. Ananthamurthy is a leading writer and critic. He was the winner of Jnanpith award in 1994 and was former President of the Sahitya Akademi. His prolific works encompass many genres, including novels, short stories, plays, poems and essays.


Partha Chatterjee

Partha Chatterjee is Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University. His most recent publications include A Princely Impostor? The Strange and Universal History of the Kumar of Bhawal (2003) and The Politics of the Governed: Popular Politcs in Most of the World (2004).


Gurcharan Das

Gurcharan Das, former CEO of Procter & Gamble India, is author of the international bestseller India Unbound: From Independence to the Global Information Age as well as several plays, a novel, and numerous essays and countless columns.


Anita Desai

Anita Desai is a Booker-nominated novelist of many works, including Fire on the Mountain and The Village by the Sea.


Ranajit Guha

Ranajit Guha is the founding editor of Subaltern Studies and author of History at the Limit of World-History (2002), Dominance without Hegemony: History and Power in Colonial India (1997), and Elementary Aspects of Peasant Insurgency in Colonial India (1999).


Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad is not only a celebrated playwright, but also a poet, actor, director, critic, translator and cultural administrator. He has written eight major plays, of which "Tughlaq" is the most famous, as well as working on many popular and art films as actor, director and/or scriptwriter.


Sudipta Kaviraj

Sudipta Kaviraj is Professor of South Asian Politics in the Department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Culture at Columbia University. He is the author of numerous books on South Asian society, culture and history, including The Unhappy Consciousness (1993), and has edited Politics in India (1998) and co-edited (with Sunil Khilnani) Civil Society: History and Possibilities (2000).


J.N. Mohanty

J.N. Mohanty is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. His latest book, Essays on Consciousness and Interpretation (Edited with an Introduction by Tara Chatterjee), will be published by OUP India in June 2009.


Kiran Nagarkar

Kiran Nagarkar is an award-winning novelist, playwright and critic. His latest novel, God’s Little Soldier, has been published in many languages.


Gieve Patel

Gieve Patel trained as a doctor before he became established as an artist. He has written books of poetry, plays and held several exhibitions of his paintings internationally.


Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen is a Nobel laureate and currently the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous publications, including Development as Freedom.


Romila Thapar

Romila Thapar is Professor Emerita of Ancient Indian History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is the author of numerous books on Indian history, including Early India: From the Origins to AD 1300 (Penguin, 2002).


Editorial Assistants
Dániel Balogh
IndiCS.InfO
Málavika and Agni·mitra by Kālidāsa

Tomoyuki Kono

Eszter Somogyi
Málavika and Agni·mitra by Kālidāsa

Administrators
Nicola Denny

Ridi Faruque (Our former administrator)

Chris Gibbons (Our former administrator)

Artist
Robert Beer

Graphics Services
Toby Matthews

Web Design
Astrid Johnston + Jai Redden

ast & red (our former web developer)


Jarin Tabata

 Sinisnap Design (Our former web designer and developer)


XML Development
Stuart Brown
Oxford ML

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