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Dr Will Johnson 

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Position:Reader in Indian Religions and Admissions Tutor

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74240

 Research Interests

  • Jainism: Doctrine, Practice, Art
  • Mahabharata
  • Sanskrit Drama
  • The Literary Translation of Sanskrit Texts

Research Projects

  • Text, translation and interpretation of the Early Krishna story: The Cardiff Harivamsha project (AHRC funded project, with Dr Simon Brodbeck)
  • The Oxford Handbook of Hindu Literature

Research Centre

Centre for the History of Religion in Asia (CHRA)

Impact & Engagement

Two public performances of  The Master Madam (Bhagavadajjukam), trans. Johnson, Cardiff 2012


  • RT1201 Elementary Sanskrit
  • RT1208 Intermediate Sanskrit (with Dr James Hegarty & Dr Max Deeg)
  • RT1322 Jainism
  • RT1328 Early Hindu Texts in Sanskrit
  • RT1329 Hindu and Jain Texts in Sanskrit
  • RT1334 Religion and Performance in South Asia (with Dr James Hegarty)
  • RT1338 Early Hinduism
  • RTT113: Language and Texts 1 & 2