Alessandro Graheli



Part-time Assistant Professor (CLTA)


St. George,


Alessandro Graheli is a Sanskrit scholar. He has taught and published on diverse themes of South Asian philosophies and religions. His research has mainly hinged on the works of two influential authors, the Kashmirian logician Bhaṭṭa Jayanta (9th–10th c. CE) and the Bengali theologian Rūpa Gosvāmin (15th-16th c. CE).

Research Interests:

Aesthetics, Epistemology, Hermeneutics, Logic, Philosophy of Language, South Asian Philosophy


  • “Epistemology Meets Poetry: Jayanta on Dhvani.” In A Road Less Traveled, ed. by Vincent Eltschinger et al. Vienna: Arbeitskreis für Tibetische / Buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien, 2022
  • “Jayanta Bhaṭṭa.” In Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion, ed. by Stewart Goetz and Charles Taliaferro. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2021
  • (ed.) The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Philosophy of Language. Bloomsbury research handbooks in Asian philosophy. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020
  • “Jayanta Bhaṭṭa’s Flowers of Reasoning.” In Controversial Reasoning in Indian Philosophy: Major Texts and Arguments on Arthâpatti, ed. by Malcom Keating, 145–182. London: Bloomsbury, 2020
  • “The Force of Tātparya: Bhaṭṭa Jayanta and Abhinavagupta.” In Around Abhinavagupta: Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir from the 9th to the 11th Centuries, ed. by Eli Franco and Isabelle Ratié, 6:231–261. Leipziger Studien zu Kultur und Geschichte Süd- und Zentralasiens: Proceedings of the Abhinavagupta Conference, Leipzig 2013. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2016
  • History and Transmission of the Nyāyamañjarī. Critical Edition of the Section on the Sphoṭa. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2015
  • “Epistemology of Textual Re-use in the Nyāyamañjarī.” Journal of Indian Philosophy 43, numbers 2–3 (2015): 137–170
  • “The Choice of the Best Reading in Jayanta Bhaṭṭa’s Nyāyamañjarī.” In Proceedings of the International Seminar “The Study of Asia between Antiquity and Modernity”, June 10–12, 2010. RSO. Rome, 2012.
  • “A Preliminary List and Description of the Nyāyamañjarī Manuscripts.” Journal of Indian Philosophy 40 (2012): 317–337
  • “Narration and Comprehension of Paradox in Gauḍīya Literature.” Rivista di Studi Sudasiatici 2 (2007): 181–208