Kevin McGrath

Associate of the Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University.

Kevin McGrath is an Associate of the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University. His research centers on the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata; he has published six works on this topic, The Sanskrit HeroStriJayaHeroic Krsna, Arjuna Pandava, and Raja Yudhisthira (forthcoming). and is presently concluding a study of the authoritative hero Bhisma. McGrath is Poet in Residence at Harvard’s Lowell House, and his most recent publications are Eroica, Supernature, which are both I-Books, and Windward, and Eros(forthcoming). He does fieldwork in the Kacch of Western Gujarat, studying kinship, landscape, and migration; In the Kacch, is a personal memoir of this work. The hero as a figure for humanistic analysis is the focus of much of McGrath's scholarly research, particularly as expressed in the poetry of Bronze Age preliterate and premonetary culture.