Sally J. Sutherland Goldman teaches Sanskrit at all levels as well as Buddhist Sanskrit, Pali, and Prakrit at the University of California at Berkeley. She is co-author of The Devavanipravesika: An Introduction to Sanskrit Language. She is Associate Editor of the Valmiki Ramayana Translation Project, Annotator of the first book of the epic, The Balakanda, and co-author of the fifth book, The Sundarakanda. She is currently working on the sixth and seventh books of the epic. She is the editor of Bridging Worlds: Studies on South Asian Women and the co-editor of a new volume, Themes in Indian History: The Sanskrit Epics [forthcoming]. Her areas of interest are women's studies, epic and classical Sanskrit literature, vyakarana or Sanskrit grammar, and Veda.