Dr Sanjukta Gupta

Senior Fellow, OCHS.


Dr Sanjukta Gupta graduated as MA in Sanskrit from Calcutta University in 1952. She then  worked as a lecturer in Sanskrit at Visva Bharati, Calcutta and Jadavpur Universities from 1958 to 1966. She subsequently joined Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 1967, where she held the post of senior lecturer in Sanskrit until 1986. She is presently a member of the Oriental Faculty of Oxford University, where she is a part-time tutor. 

Research Area/s

Sanskrit, Advaita Vedanta, and ancient Indian religions.
Dr Gupta also specialises in Indian philosophy (Advaita Vedanta) and ancient Indian religions, with particular emphasis on Tantra, Vaishnavism and bhakti and gender studies.

Selected Publications

  • The Cosmic Play of Power: Goddess, Tantra and Women (Motilal Banarsidass, 2012).
  • Advaita Vedanta and Vaisnavism: Philosophy of Madhusudana Sarasvati (Routledge, 2006).
  • A History of Indian Literature (Harrassowitz Verlag, 1981).
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