Christopher Minkowski

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Christopher Zand Minkowski (born 13 May 1953)[1] is an American academic, who has been Boden Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford since 2005.

Education and early career[edit]

Minkowski was educated at Gilman School before studying English at Harvard College. After receiving a diploma in Hindi from the University of Delhi in 1976, he returned to Harvard to obtain a master's degree, followed by a PhD in Sanskrit and Indian Studies in 1986. Thereafter, he taught at the University of Iowa and Brown University before a research year (as a Junior Research Fellow) at Wolfson College, Oxford.

Later career[edit]

Between 1989 and 2006, he taught at Cornell University, becoming Professor of Asian Studies and Classics. He was appointed Boden Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford in 2005, a post that carries with it a professorial fellowship at Balliol College, Oxford.[1]

His writings include Priesthood in Ancient India (1991)[2][3] as well as articles on Vedic religion and literature and the modern intellectual history of southern Asia. He includes as one of his recreations "further adventures in the improbable".[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Minkowski, Prof. Christopher Zand" ((subscription required)). Who's Who 2012. Oxford University Press. November 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Heitzman, James (May 1993). "Priesthood in Ancient India: A Study of the Maitrāvaruṇa Priest by Christopher Z. Minkowski". The Journal of Asian Studies 52 (2): 485–486. JSTOR 2059705. 
  3. ^ Brockington, J. L. (November 1993). "Priesthood in Ancient India: A Study of the Maitrāvaruṇa Priest by Christopher Z. Minkowski". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. Third Series 3 (3): 468–469. JSTOR 25182792.