Archana Venkatesan


Position Title
Chair and Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Comparative Literature, Department of Religious Studies


Research Interests:

Tamil Vaishnava (Alvar) poetry, South Indian performance, Women and Goddess traditions in India

Selected Publications:

  • In Andal's Garden: Art, Ornamention and Devotion in Srivilliputtur. Marg Publications, 2015. [with Crispin Branfoot]
  • “Speared through the Heart: The Sound of God in the Worlds of Tirumaṅkai.” Journal of Hindu Studies. Forthcoming Winter 2018.
  • “The Other Trinity: Alternate Histories of Carnatic Music.” International Journal of Hindu Studies. Forthcoming, Winter 2018, pp. 122-166.