10. Arshia Sattar | Speaking Sanskrit and Flying
My guest this month is the scholar, translator and author Arshia Sattar. You can find her books here and here, and some of her many articles in may places (such as with Open, the Times of India, Scroll, Mint, and Words Without Borders.
Much of her work has been focussing on the Rāmāyaṇa and also the Kathāsaritsāgara.
Among her teachers were A.K. Ramanujan, Alf Hiltebeitel and Wendy Doniger. She also mentions Martha Selby, as well as Phil Lutgendorf and his work on the Ramcaritmanas.
You can find further interviews with Arshia Sattar here and here, and a conversation between her and Ananya Vajpeyi (our guest last month!) here.