Professor Emeritus, Institute for Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Professor Mandakranta Bose studied Sanskrit and Hindu religious texts in Calcutta (Smrti and Mimamsa), comparative literature in Vancouver, and holds a doctorate from Oxford in textual studies in the classical performing arts of India. Focusing her research on the Natya-sastras. Professor Bose taught religion and gender studies in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Professor Mandakranta Bose is the former director of the Centre for India and South Asia Research at the University of British Columbia, and is now an Emeritus Professor there. She is at present teaching as a Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada. She is likewise a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and the Royal Society of Canada.
One of her recent research projects focuses on performances of the Ramayana and she continues to work on editing Sanskrit Sangitasastra texts.
Professor Mandakranta Bose’s research interests comprise the textual tradition of performing arts of India, Sanskrit literature, the Rāmāyana, and gender studies.
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