Timothy Lorndale

Timothy Lorndale

Postdoctoral Fellow & Course Instructor
Historical Studies - History of Religions
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Timothy Lorndale is the Bhagavan Shitalnath Postdoctoral Fellow in Jain Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He received his PhD in South Asian Regional Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022. His research focuses on the reception history of the Mahābhārata in the Kannada speaking parts of South India. He is currently working on two projects. The first is a study of Karṇapārya’s Nemināthapurāṇa and the pivotal role it played in the creation a Jain Mahābhārata tradition in Kannada. The second focuses on the Vikramārjunavijaya of Pampa, which is one of the earliest tellings of the epic in Kannada. Timothy is also interested in epigraphy, Sanskrit poetry, South Indian history, and record collecting.


PhD in South Asian Regional Studies (University of Pennsylvania)
MA in South Asian Regional Studies (University of Pennsylvania)
BA in Asian Language & Culture (University of British Columbia)


Avatāras, Goddesses, and Kauravas: Reading the Old Kannada Sauptikaparvan as an Alternate Ending to the Mahābhārata,” Journal of Hindu Studies 14, no. 3 (November 2021), 301-25.

“An Old Dharma in a New Age: Duryodhana and the Reframing of Epic Ethics in the Sāhasabhīmavijaya.Many Mahābhāratas, eds. Nell Hawley and Sohini Pillai (Albany: SUNY Press, 2021), 171-90.