Prof. Dr Robert Goldman, PhD, AB is William and Catherine Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Sanskrit and India Studies. His areas of scholarly interest include Sanskrit literature and literary theory, Indian Epic Studies, and psychoanalytically oriented cultural studies. He has published widely in these areas, authoring several books and dozens of scholarly articles. His major work is a six-volume edited, annotated and translated The Ramayana of Valmiki: An Epic of Ancient India, in association with Sheldon Pollock, Sally Goldman, Rosalind Lefeber and B.A. van Nooten.