Associate Professor of Hindi
Faculty / College Address:
Old Hindi Poetry
- the emergence of Hindi (including Khari Boli) as a literary dialect in various scripts;
- textual transmission and Hindi manuscript culture;
- Riti poetry and the continuity of classical Sanskrit aesthetics in court literature
- individualism and ‘ritimukt’ poetry in Brajbhasha;
- the work of individual poets: Vishnudas, Kabir, Tulsidas, Bajid, Anandghan, Thakur
Cultural encounter between India and Hungary
The global reception of Rabindranath Tagore
Edition and translation of Early Modern Hindi texts
- Voyeur Lepers, Hunchback Burglers and the Way to God: A Critical edition of Hindi works by the Sant poet Bajid. (In cooperation with Daksha Mistry)
- The Kavitavali of Tulsidas: Critical Edition.
- Poems from the Cloud of Bliss: Anandghan's Universalisation of the Krishna Tradition
- The Svargarohaṇ of Vishnudas and other Early Hindi texts
- The quatrains of Alam
- Old Hindi Literature: Poetic Forms, Idioms and Transmission: 15th to 19th centuries.
Jöttem a Gangesz partjairól: Bengáli kultúra és magyar irodalom. (‘I have come from the banks of the Ganges’: Bengali Culture and Hungarian Literature). L'Harmattan, Budapest, 2011.
It’s a City Showman’s Show: The Jain Devotional Poetry of Ānandghan. Penguin India, 2013. (Introduction and Notes; Annotated English Translation, in cooperation with Richard Fynes).
Bhakti Beyond the Forest: Current Research on Early Modern Religious Literatures in North India 2003-2009. Manohar, New Delhi, 2013. (Edited volume of papers presented at the Tenth International Bhakti Conference: Early Modern Literatures in North India: Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania, Miercurea Ciuc, 22-24 July 2009.)
Scorpion in the Hand: Brajbhāṣā Court Poetry from Central India around 1800: A critical edition of Ṭhākur’s Kabittas. (Introduction, Critical edition with English notes on the text, English Translation of selected quatrains) Manohar, New Delhi, 2014.
Rabindranath Tagore: One Hundred Years of Global Reception. Orient Blackswan, New Delhi (Edited volume in collaboration with Martin Kämpchen. Editorial adviser: Uma Dasgupta)
Rabindranath Tagore: Crossing the Boundaries of Language. Primus Books, New Delhi. (Edited volume)