Obrock , Luther

Assistant Professor South Asian Religions

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Luther Obrock is Assistant Professor in South Asian Religions. His research focuses on the religious, political, and intellectual history of Sanskrit literature in second-millennium South Asia. His current research focuses on Indic conceptions of kingship, politics, and religion in the centuries surrounding the stabilization of Islamic rule in the Subcontinent. He is particularly interested in the religious and social history of premodern Kashmir.  Luther Obrock is also interested in manuscript and epigraphical evidence for Sanskrit in India. His research is undergirded with close collaborations with scholars throughout India and the rest of the world.


“Religion and Cosmogony in Śrīvara’s Sanskrit Translation of Jāmī’s Yūsuf wa Zulaikhā.”  (Forthcoming 2017) In A Worldwide Literature: Jāṃī in the Dar al-Islām and Beyond.  Routledge.
“Muslim Mahākāvyas” (Forthcoming 2017) In Texts and Traditions in Early Modern North India.  Oxford University Press.
Aurel Stein’s Illustrated Rājataraṅgiṇī (2013) Ed. Luther Obrock.  Universitätsverlag Halle-Wittenberg.
Bhaṭṭoji Dīkṣita on the Gajasūtra.  (2013) S.L.P. Anjaneya Sharma and François Grimal with the Collaboration of Luther Obrock, Institut Français de Pondichéry.
“History at the End of History: Śrīvara’s Jainataraṅgiṇī.” (April 2013) in Indian Economic and Social History Review.
“Abhinanda’s Kādambarīkathāsāra and the Development of a Kashmiri Style” in Kashmiri Texts and Traditions. (2012)  Universitätsverlag Halle-Wittenberg.


University of California, Berkeley (MA and PhD, South and Southeast Asian Studies)
University of Tennessee (BA, Religion and Classics)