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Sanskrit, Hinduism; linguistic history and the development of linguistic theory in India; cultural, social, religious history.
202 S. Thayer, Suite 6111 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
Office Location(s): 5016 STB
Professor Deshpande will be on leave during the Winter 2015 semester.
Madhav M. Deshpande is professor of Sanskrit and Hindu Studies at the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, with a joint appointment in the Department of Linguistics. Originally trained in traditional and modern Sanskrit scholarship in Pune, India, Deshpande earned his B.A. (1966) and M.A. (1968) in Sanskrit from the University of Pune, and his doctorate in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (1972). He has been on the faculty of the University of Michigan since 1972. His research relates to the fields of the Sanskrit grammatical tradition, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics of Indo-Aryan languages, and the religious and philosophical traditions of India, including Hinduism and Buddhism. He has published fifteen books and over 150 research papers relating to these areas.
Recent Courses Taught
First and Second Year of Sanskrit (taught during alternate years)
Introduction to Classical Hinduism
Krishna Speaks: The Bhagavadgita
Introduction to Indian Philosophy
Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Tisch HallRoom 1029435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI