Publications

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Articles and Chapters

      Forthcoming

“Disputing the Power of the Vernacular in Sanskrit.” In Signs and Signification in a Global Comparative Perspective: Premodern and Early Modern Sources in Original and Translation, edited by Glenn Most and Maria Avxentevskaya. Ancient Languages and Civilizations Series: Brill.

2023

“The Epistemology of Difference: Caste and the Question of Natural Kinds in the Courts of Medieval India,” Journal of South Asian Intellectual History. Access

“When Is Medicine? Contesting the Temporality of Healing in Precolonial South Asia.” Journal for the History of Knowledge 4, no. 1 (2023). Access

2022

“Practices of Translation in Medieval Kannada Sciences:  Removing the Conflict Between Textual Authority and the Worldly?” In Narratives on Translation across Eurasia and Africa: From Babylonia to Colonial India, edited by Sonja Brentjes, Jens Høyrup, and Bruce O’Brien, 249–70. Turnhout, Belhium: Brepols Publishers, 2022. Access

2021           

“The uses of useful knowledge and the languages of vernacular science: Perspectives from southwest India,” History of Science 59, no. 3 (2021): 256–86. Access

Scholarly Book Reviews

Forthcoming

Review of An Unholy Brew: Alcohol in Indian History and Religion by James McHugh. Journal of Asian Studies.

Review of Body and Cosmos: Studies in Early Indian Medical and Astral Sciences in honor of Kenneth G. Zysk, eds. Toke Lindegaard Knudsen, Jacob Schmidt-Madsen, and Sara Speyer. Asian Medicine.

2023

“How Not to Tell the History of Science,” Boston Review.  Access

2022

“Searching for religion in the laboratory” [Review of Science and Religion in India: Beyond Disenchantment by Renny Thomas] Physics Today 75 (9): 55–56. Access

Review of Words of Destiny: Practicing Astrology in North India, by Caterina Guenzi. Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society. Access

2020           

Review of History and Theory of Knowledge Production: An Introductory Outline, by Rajan Gurukkal. Indian Economic & Social History Review 57 (3): 421–23. Access

Review of Empires of Knowledge: Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World, Edited by Paula Findlen (Review No. 2355). Reviews in HistoryAccess

2015

“Empathetic Criticism” [Review of Therigatha: Poems of the First Buddhist Women Translated by Charles Hallisey]. Public Books.