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Christopher Austin, MA (Concordia), PhD (McMaster)
I was born and raised in Montreal, and hold BA and MA degrees in Religious Studies from Concordia University, and a PhD in Religious Studies from McMaster University. My doctoral dissertation treated the two concluding books of the Mahabharata, a 4th century Sanskrit epic poem.
I have studied Sanskrit at the University of British Columbia, McMaster University, and the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in Pune, India, where I also undertook manuscript research on Mahabharata commentarial literature. Before coming to Dalhousie, I taught Introductory and Intermediate Sanskrit at McMaster University and South Asian Religions at the University of Toronto Mississauga.