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Robert Hueckstedt


Phone: 434-243-8228

PO Box 400781
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian
Languages and Cultures
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781

Research Interests

Sanskrit literature, Sanskrit poetics, the Sanskrit grammatical tradition, Hindi and Urdu literature. I work primarily in Sanskrit, Hindi, and Urdu. My major interests are in kavya, literature, literary theory, and translation. I also read in vyakarana shastra, epic, philosophy, and puranas. I am currently doing a critical edition and translation of the Harsacarita of Bana and a translation of some of the works of Mudra Rakshasa.


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Brown University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Harvard University