Deven M. Patel

Faculty Director
Professor and Current Chair of the Department of South Asia Studies

Deven M. Patel is a Professor and Chair of the Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania as well as an affiliated faculty member in Comparative Literature, Religious Studies, and the Center for Ancient Studies.  He teaches courses on Literature, Philosophy, Mythology, Critical Theory, Sanskrit, and Literary History.  His books include:Text to Tradition: The Naisadhiyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia (Columbia University Press: 2014) and The Way of the King of Poets (JNU Press: 2017).