George Hart
Professor Emeritus and former Chair in Tamil Studies

George Hart has taught all areas of Tamil literature as well as courses on Indian Civilization, Indian literature, and Indian religion. His latest publication (with Hank Heifetz) is an annotated translation of the great Tamil classic, The 400 Poems of Wisdom and War (The Purananuru). He has written extensively on premodern Tamil, its relationship to classical Sanskrit, and South Indian religion and culture. He has also translated several important works from Tamil, and his work was nominated for The American Book Award.

Tamil language and literature; ancient Tamil poetry; premodern Indian literature.
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1971