Aleksandra Restifo

Position:

Asoke Kumar Sarkar Fellow in Classical Indology

Faculty / College Address:

Oriental Institute / Balliol College

Academic Subject(s):

Oriental Studies

Core Subject Area:

South Asian religions and literature

Research Interests:

Aleksandra’s research lies at the intersection of literature, aesthetics, and Jain mendicant culture. She has a particular interest in medieval and early modern debates among Jain monks and laypeople about the efficacy and nature of ritual, appropriate means for liberation, and the ways in which aesthetic pleasure is produced, organised, and controlled.

Aleksandra Restifo