Kausalya Hart

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Kausalya Hart (Tamil: கௌசல்யா ஹார்ட்) is a scholar of Tamil language at UC Berkeley. She is famous for translating Sangam literature from Tamil to English and for writing many Tamil textbooks.[1]


She was born in Madurai in the late 1930s. She received an M.A. from Annamalai University in 1962. She is married to Tamil scholar George L. Hart.


She wrote the book Tamil for Beginners, widely used in universities. She has also written several Tamil plays. She has written papers on Tamil literature, including the Tamil Ramayana and aspects of early Christian literature.


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