Ann Feldhaus

Ann Feldhaus is Foundation Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on Maharashtra, the Marathi-language region of India. She has published a significant body of work on medieval Maharashtra, including translations of texts produced by the Mahanubhavs, an ascetic bhakti group founded by Cakradhar in the 13th century, and (with S. G. Tulpule) A Dictionary of Old Marathi (1999/2000). She has also conducted field work on living religious traditions (mainly Hindu) in Maharashtra. Her books Water and Womanhood (1995) and Connected Places (2003) combine work with Sanskrit and Marathi texts, oral traditions, and contemporary pilgrimages and other rituals to bring to light aspects of the religious geography of Maharashtra.