Joydeep Bagchee





Freie Universität Berlin


Joydeep Bagchee received his PhD in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research. His main areas of work are the Bhagavadgītā, the Mahābhārata, nineteenth-century Orientalism and the reception of Indian philosophy in the west. He is co-editor (along with Vishwa Adluri) of a two-volume edition of Alf Hiltebeitel’s collected essays: Reading the Fifth Veda: Studies in the Mahābhārata, Essays by Alf Hiltebeitel, vol. 1, and When the Goddess Was a Woman: Mahābhārata Ethnographies, Essays by Alf Hiltebeitel, vol. 2 (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2011). He has also co-authored a monograph on the history of reception of Indian thought in Germany: The Nay Science: A History of German Indology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014). In addition, he has published numerous articles and reviews on Indian philosophy and religion (including reviews in Philosophy East and West and the Journal of the American Oriental Society).