Christopher T. Fleming


British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2023)

Faculty / College Address:

Faculty of Oriental Studies | University of Oxford
Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford, OX1 2LE


Research Interests:

Dharmaśāstra, Mīmāṃsā, the Mahābhārata, and Indian legal history

Current Projects:

Equity and Trusts in Sanskrit Jurisprudence (book project)

Epic Jurisprudence: The Ownership of Kingdoms according to the Vivādabhaṅgārṇava (article project)

Courses Taught:

MPhil Set Texts - Brāhmaṇism: Mānavadharmaśāstra & Śābarabhāṣya

MPhil Set Texts – Vaiṣṇavism: Sāttvata Saṃhitā & Bhāgavatapurāṇa

Indian Law and History

Recent Publications:

Ownership and Inheritance in Sanskrit Jurisprudence (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020)

“Gambling with Justice: A Juridical Approach to the Game of Dice in the Dyūtaparvan of the Mahābhārata.” Journal of Hindu Studies (2021) 

Full / Other Publications:

“Critical Legal Studies and Narrative Ethics in Contemporary Indian ‘Epic’ Fiction.” South Asian Studies (2017)


Christopher Fleming