Philip A. Lutgendorf(2017)


Philip A. Lutgendorf is Professor of Hindi and Modern Indian Studies at the University of Iowa and the author of “The Life of a Text: Performing the Rāmcaritmānas of Tulsidas” and “Hanuman’s Tale, The Messages of a Divine Monkey”. He has also written on Hindi popular cinema and the cultural history of chai. His new 7-volume translation of the Ramcharitmanas for the Murty Classical Library of India ( is in process. He serves as President of the American Institute of Indian Studies (


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