Professor of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University


Songs of the Saints of India has gone into its twelfth printing (OUP).

Three Bhakti Voices is now available in paperback from  Oxford University Press.

Professor Hawley was featured on a CBS News segment: What They Believe: Hindus, Zoroastrians, Bahá’ís (April 15, 2012)

During the monsoon festival season of 2011, Professor Hawley’s first book, At Play with Krishna, was featured on the news site Vrindavan Today. Please see: Rāslīlā Part 1 and Rāslīlā Part 2.


Sur’s Ocean: Poems from the Early Tradition
with Kenneth E. Bryant
Murty Classical Library of India
Cambridge: Harvard University Press. [2014]

A Storm of Songs: India and the Idea of the Bhakti Movement
Cambridge: Harvard University Press. [2015]

Into Sur’s Ocean: Poetry, Context, and Commentary
Harvard Oriental Series
Cambridge: Harvard University Press. [2015]