Shonaleeka Kaul

Portrait of Shonaleeka   Kaul

Dr. Shonaleeka Kaul is a cultural and intellectual historian of early South Asia, and a Sanskritist. An Associate Professor at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India, she has also been the Malathy Singh Distinguished Lecturer in South Asian Studies at Yale University, USA; the Jan Gonda Fellow in Indology at Leiden University, The Netherlands; and the DAAD Visiting Professor at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany.

Her books include The Making of Early Kashmir: Landscape and Identity in the Rajatarangini (Oxford University Press, 2018), Cultural History of Early South Asia: A Reader (Orient BlackSwan, 2014), Imagining the Urban: Sanskrit and the City in Early India (Permanent Black and Seagull Books, 2010), as well as Eloquent Spaces: Meaning and Community in Early Indian Architecture (Routledge, 2019) and Looking Within: Life Lessons from Lal Ded, the Kashmiri Shaiva Mystic (Aleph, 2019).

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