Articles

Here you can find links to a few of my recent and forthcoming articles. Papers and articles can be accessed directly from this site.

Vishwa Adluri, “How We Should Approach The Phenomenon Of Studying Hinduism“, Swarajya, March 28, 2016.

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee, “Paradigm Lost: The Application of the Historical-Critical Method to the Bhagavadgītā.” International Journal of Hindu Studies 20, no. 2 (2016): 199–302

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee, “The Real Threat to the Humanities Today: Andrew Nicholson, The Nay Science, and the Future of Philology“,
A Response to Andrew Nicholson’s Review of Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee, The Nay Science: A History of German Indology, forthcoming in The International Journal of Hindu Studies (draft version published on Academia.edu on October 10, 2015). For the book, visit here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0199931364/ref=rdr_ext_tmb

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee, A Final Response to Philipp A. Maas, “Negotiating Efficiencies: Human Sacrifice, Karma and Asceticism in Jantu’s Tale of the Mahābhārata.”
The final installment of the discussion of Philipp A. Maas’s paper “Negotiating Efficiencies: Human Sacrifice, Karma and Asceticism in Jantu’s Tale of the Mahābhārata.”

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee, “German Indology, Aryanism, and Anti-Semitism
A Response to Roberto Calasso, Indian Classics: The Big New Vision; http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2015/sep/24/indian-classics-big-new-vision/.

Comments on Philipp A. Maas, “Negotiating Efficiencies: Human Sacrifice, Karma and Asceticism in Jantu’s Tale of the Mahābhārata.” Part 2.
A continuation of the Academia.edu session (https://www.academia.edu/s/978a5ae80d) on Philipp A. Maas’s paper. Part 2: A Response to Maas’s Response and Further Questions.

Comments on Philipp A. Maas, “Negotiating Efficiencies: Human Sacrifice, Karma and Asceticism in Jantu’s Tale of the Mahābhārata.
This paper offers comments on Philipp Maas’s paper, in response to a request to participate in an online session on Academia.edu.

Philosophical Aspects of Bhakti in the Nārāyaṇīya.“, Proceedings of the 15th World Sanskrit Conference, edited by Adam Bowles, Simon Brodbeck, and Alf Hiltebeitel, 127–154. Delhi: Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, 2015.

Plato’s Saving Mūthos: The Language of Salvation in the Republic.“, International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 8.1 (2014): 3-32.

Plotinus and the Orient: Aoristos Dyas.” In The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism, edited by Pauliina Remes and Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, 77–99. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Heidegger, Luther, and Aristotle: A Theological Deconstruction of Metaphysics.”, Epoché, 18.1 (2013): 129–160

Introduction.” In Ways and Reasons for Thinking about the Mahabharata as a Whole, edited by Vishwa Adluri, vii-xxxii. Pune: Bhandarkar Oriental Institute, 2013.

Joydeep Bagchee and Vishwa Adluri, “The Passion of Paul Hacker: Indology, Orientalism, and Evangelism.” In Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India: Kindred Spirits in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, edited by Joanne Miyang Cho, Eric Kurlander, and Douglas McGetchin, 215–29. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Heidegger, Luther, and Aristotle: A Theological Deconstruction of Metaphysics.” Epoché 18, no. 1 (2013): 129–60.

Hermeneutics and Narrative Architecture in the Mahābhārata.” In Ways and Reasons for Thinking about the Mahābhārata as a Whole, edited by Vishwa Adluri, 1–27. Pune: Bhandarkar Oriental Institute, 2013.

Literary Violence and Literal Salvation: Śaunaka interprets the Mahābhārata.” Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies 1, no. 2 (2012): 45–68.

Ascensio ad Deum: Garuda and Onto-Theo-logic Praxis in the Mahābhārata,” 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religions, Chicago, IL, 2012.

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee, “From Poetic Salvation to Immortality: The Myths of Ruru and Orpheus in Indic and Greek Myth.” History of Religions 51, no. 3 (2012): 239–61.

Literary Violence and Literal Salvation: Saunaka interprets the Mahabharata.Exemplar: The Journal of South Asian Studies 1.2 (2012): 45-68.

Ascensio ad Deum: Garu?a and Onto-Theologic Praxis in the Mahabharata. paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religions, Chicago, November 17, 2012.

“From Poetic Salvation to Immortality: The Myths of Ruru and Orpheus in Indic and Greek Myth.” History of Religions 51.3 (2012): 239-261.

Frame Narratives and Forked Beginnings: Or, How to Read the Ādiparvan.” Journal of
Vaishnava Studies 19, no. 2 (2011): 143–210.

Pride and Prejudice: Orientalism and German Indology. International Journal of Hindu Studies 15.3 (2011): 1-41.

Introduction: The Critical Edition and its Critics: A Retrospective of Mahabharata Scholarship.” Special issue of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies titled The Critical Edition and its Critics: A Retrospective of Mahabharata Scholarship 19.2 (Spring 2011): 1-21.

Frame Narratives and Forked Beginnings: Or, How to Read the Adiparvan. Special issue of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies titled The Critical Edition and its Critics: A Retrospective of Mahabharata Scholarship 19.2 (Spring 2011): 1-21.

When the Goddess was a Woman: Mahābhārata Ethnographies.” – Essays by Alf Hiltebeitel, vol. 2. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2011.

Reading the Fifth Veda: Studies on the Mahābhārata” – Essays by Alf Hiltebeitel, Volume 1, Edited by Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee, Numen Book Series, Vol 131, 2011

The Perils of Textual Transmission: Decapitation and Recapitulation.” Seminar 608, The Enduring Epic: A Symposium on Some Concerns Raised in the Mahābhārata (2010): 48–54.

The Perils of Textual Transmission: Decapitation and Recapitulation.” Seminar, no. 608, special issue titled The Enduring Epic: A Symposium on Some Concerns Raised in the Mahabharata (April 2010): 48-54; translated into French as “Les dangers de la transmission textuelle: décapitation et récapitulation” by G. Schaufelberger.

Derrida, Textuality, and Sacrifice. Southwest Philosophical Studies 29 (Spring 2007): 9-19.

Initiation into the Mysteries: Experience of the Irrational in Plato. Mouseion, series III, vol. 6 (2006): 407-423.