South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Patrick Olivelle featured on ABC Radio National

Wed, April 2, 2008

Olivelle has been the Chair of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin since 1994, where he is the Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Religions. Olivelle's current research focuses on the ancient Indian legal tradition of Dharma-sastra. He has edited and translated the four early Dharmasutras. He has prepared a critical edition of the Law Code of Manu (Manava-Dharmasastra). A new translation based on the critically edited text was published in Spring 2004 in the Oxford World's Classics series and the critical edition was published in 2005.

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