The books that I seek make lasting contributions to intellectual conversations in one or more of the following areas: ancient history, classics, world religions, and South Asian studies. These books, written for general readers and scholars alike, are afraid of neither lucid prose nor complex arguments. The authors I publish are often fluent in multiple languages and reside in countries all over the world.
At present, I am especially interested in ancient religions, polytheism, popular piety, religion in the age of empire, problems of multiculturalism, as well as secularism and its discontents. I welcome authors who write on cross-cultural transactions in the world of antiquity that stretched from Pompeii to Pataliputra, ancient economies, and the continual reordering of the relationship between ancients and moderns that is the very hallmark of classics. I oversee the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, as well as the forthcoming digital Loeb Classical Library, the Hackmey Hebrew Classical Library, and the Murty Classical Library of India. My work as an editor is shaped by my commitment to the production and dissemination of intellectual ideas across various media, languages, and geopolitical boundaries in the twenty-first century.