Srilata Raman

Professor; Associate Chair, Undergraduate
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 313, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Sanskrit and Tamil intellectual formations in South India from pre-colonial times to modernity
  • Śrīvaiṣṇavism
  • Tamil Śaiva Siddhānta
  • Religion, Colonialism and Sainthood
  • Modern Tamil and Dalit Literature
  • Bhakti and Hagiography


Professor Srilata Raman completed her BA in New Delhi, India, her MPhil at Oxford University,  and PhD in Tübingen, Germany. She is the author of Self-Surrender (Prapatti) to God in Srīvaiṣṇavism: Tamil Cats and Sanskrit Monkeys (2007), The Transformation of Tamil Religion: Ramalinga Swamigal and Modern Dravidian Sainthood (2022) and the co-editor of Words and Deeds: Hindu and Buddhist Rituals in South Asia (2005) and Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (2020).


PhD, University of Tübingen
MPhil, Oxford University
BA, University of Delhi