Sonam Kachru

Sonam Kachru joins Yale as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies specializing in the history of premodern Buddhist and Indian philosophy and literature. His first book is Other Lives: Mind and World in Indian Buddhism, published with Columbia University Press in 2021, more about which may be found in this précis and in this review. Ongoing projects include a book-length work imagining the history of Buddhism in South Asia as being, in part, a history of changing norms of attention; and meta-philosophical projects considering the nature of philosophy (as well as literature) in Ancient India and what we may learn from them.