DEGREES AND HONORS
Ph.D. Sanskrit and Indian Studies, 1996
B.A. Study of Religion, 1992
University of California, Los Angeles
PUBLICATIONS – Books
Justin Davis, 2021
Vaikhānasa Mantra Praśna V–VIII (Daivikacatuṣṭayam) (Harvard Oriental Series), 2020
Quest For Justice: Modern Tales with Modern Illuminations from the Mahabharata, 2017
A Comprehensive Guide to the Bhagavad-Gita with Literal Translation, 2016
Srimad Bhagavatam, Cantos 11 and 12 (Translation from Sanskrit and commentary). Los Angeles: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1981–1986.
PUBLICATIONS- among others
“Heresy and Orthodoxy in ISKCON.” Edwin Bryant and Maria Ekstrand (eds.). The Hare Krishna Movement: The Post-Charismatic Fate of a Religious Transplant, Columbia University Press, 2004.
“The Role of the Guru in a Multi-Guru Society.” ISKCON Communications Journal, 8 (1) (June 2000).
“For Whom Does Hinduism Speak?.” ISKCON Communications Journal, 7 (1) (June 1999).
“Translation of Srimad Bhagavatam in the Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya.” Enrica Garzilli (ed.). Translating, Translations, Translators from India to the West, Harvard Oriental Series, Opera Minora Vol. 1, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University, 1998.
“The Daivika-catustayam of the Vaikhanasa-mantra-prasna: A Translation.” Ph.D. Dissertation; Harvard University, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, 1996.
“The Supremacy of Vishnu/Krishna in the Mahabharata.” Journal of Vaiṣṇava Studies, 4 (3) (Summer 1996).
“State and Society in Ancient India.” ISKCON Communications Journal 3 (1) (June 1995).
“Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita: A Beginning Ontology from the Gaudiya Perspective.” Journal of Vaisnava Studies, 3 (2) (Spring 1995).
“Isolation in Krishna Consciousness,” Epoche. University of California, Journal for the Study of Religions, Volume XIX, 1994.
ACADEMIC / CONFERENCE PAPERS
“A Summary of Vaiṣnava Philosophy,” Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies; University of Cambridge, January 2007.
“Sanskrit and the Vedas.” Universitá Ca Foscari, Venice, Italy, February 2007.
“Contemporary Moral Issues in a Hindu Context,” School of Oriental and African Studies; London, January 2007.
“The Rise of Neo-Hinduism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” Belmont University; Nashville, Tennessee, March 2006.
“The Goddess in the Mahabharata,” Seminar on the Hindu Goddess at the Graduate Theological Union; Berkeley, California, 1998.
“The Purusa-sukta Hymn of the Rg Veda,” Indo-European Studies; University of California, Los Angeles, 1997.
“Conjugal Love in the Vaiṣṇava Tradition,” Seminar in the Study of Religion, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995.
“The Translation and Transmission of Sastra in Gaudiya Vaisnavism,” Symposium on Translation; Harvard University, 1994.
“History of the Gaudiya Vaisnava Tradition,” South Asian Forum; Harvard University, 1993.
“The Bhagavad-gita, A Preliminary Ontology,” Committee on the Study of Religion; University of California, Los Angeles, 1992.
“Krishna Conscious Conversion,” Graduate Theological Union; Berkeley, California, 1989.
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