Manomohini Dutta is an Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Languages division of the School of Arts and Sciences. Her research is rooted in Pre-Modern Indian History and spans the fields of Law and Religion, Dharmaśāstra, and Sanskrit. Her current research focuses on inheritance and women’s conceptual positions in the Dāyabhāga, an influential specialised treatise on inheritance from medieval Bengal, within the Brahmanical legal tradition of Dharmaśāstras. She has presented her research in universities and major academic conferences such as those of the Association for Asian Studies, American Oriental Society among others.
Manomohini has a PhD in Asian Cultures and Languages from the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and holds an MPhil and an MA in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. After receiving her PhD, she taught an undergraduate course entitled “World Religions” at the University of Central Florida, USA. She also taught “Introduction to India” at the undergraduate level at the University of Texas at Austin during her doctoral studies.