Dr Rembert Lutjeharms

Librarian and Fellow, Centre for Hindu Studies.


Rembert is the Librarian and fellow at the OCHS and Associate Faculty Member at the Theology and Religion Faculty at Oxford University. He is an editor of the Journal of Hindu Studies, published by Oxford University Press. Dr Rembert Lutjeharms holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Oriental Studies (Indology) from the University of Ghent, Belgium, 2003. He successfully completed his D.Phil. in Theology at the University of Oxford in 2010, focusing on the theology of the sixteenth-century Caitanya Vaishvana poet and literary critic Kavikarnapura. 

Research Areas

Sanskrit and Hindu Studies.

Research Interests

His research interests are Sanskrit poetry and poetics, early Caitanya Vaisnava history, and Sanskrit hermeneutics. 

Selected Publications

His publications include: 

  • Lutjeharms, Rembert. A Vaiṣṇava Poet in Early Modern Bengal : Kavikarṇapūra’s Splendour of Speech. First ed., 2018.
  • O’Connell, Joseph T., and Rembert Lutjeharms. Caitanya Vaiṣṇavism in Bengal : Social Impact and Historical Implications. 1st ed., 2018.