Contemplative Studies Initiative & Concentration

  • Please join Contemplative Studies for a "Sitar Tabla Recital" with Professor Srinivas Reddy on Wednesday, October 5th from 6 - 7:30 pm in the Goldfarb Family Social Hall, Brown/RISD Hillel (80 Brown St.).  

  • We are excited to be able to offer an array of Contemplative Studies courses for Spring 2019. Click to learn more!

  • Please join us for Brown Contemplative Studies’ Fall Open House on Monday, October 29th from 5:30 - 7 pm in the Meeting Room (2nd floor) of the Brown/RISD Hillel (80 Brown St.).  Come and find out more about this innovative, interdisciplinary concentration.  Speak with our professors and concentrators, while enjoying a buffet from Kabob and Curry.  For further information, please contact  

  • Congratulations to Sophie! Click to read more about this exceptional student!

  • Check out our new lectures and events for the fall season!


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Spring 2019


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Faculty Profile

Srinivas Reddy

Srinivas Reddy is a scholar, translator and musician. He trained in classical South Asian languages and literatures at Brown University and the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests incorporate translation studies, Vijayanagara history and classical Indian music theory and practice.  His publications include Krishnadevaraya’s Telugu epic Amuktamalyada: The Giver of the Worn Garland, Kalidasa’s play Malavikagnimitram: The Dancer and the King, and Kalidasa's classic Meghadutam: The Cloud Message. Srinivas is also a concert sitarist and has given numerous recitals around the world.


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