Dr Adam Bowles

Associate Professor

School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 56324



  • Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University


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Book Chapter

  • Bowles, Adam (2019). The Gṛhastha in the Mahābhārata. Gṛhastha: The Householder in Ancient Indian Religious Culture. (pp. 173-203) edited by Patrick Olivelle. New York, NY, United States: Oxford University Press.

  • Bowles, Adam (2018). Law during emergencies: āpaddharma. Hindu law: a new history of Dharmaśāstra. (pp. 245-256) edited by Patrick Olivelle and Donald R. Davis. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0020

  • Bowles, Adam (2018). The dasyu in the Mahābhārata. The Churning of the Epics and Purāṇas: Proceedings of the Epics and Purāṇas Section at the 15th World Sanskrit Conference. (pp. 155-172) edited by Simon Brodbeck, Adam Bowles and Alf Hiltebeitel. New Delhi: Dev Publishers & Distributors.

  • Bowles, Adam (2017). The Mahābhārata and dharma. Hinduism in India: The Early Period. (pp. 60-84) edited by Bailey, Greg. Delhi: Sage.

  • Bowles, Adam (2016). Reflections on the upākhyānas in the Āpaddharmaparvan of the Mahābhārata. Argument and Design: The Unity of the Mahābhārata. (pp. 320-358) edited by Adluri, Vishwa and Bagchee, Joydeep. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. doi: 10.1163/9789004271494_012

  • Bowles, Adam (2009). Framing bhisma's royal instructions: The Mahabharata and the problem of its ‘design’. Parallels and comparisons : proceedings of the Fourth Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Puranas, September 2005. (pp. 121-135) edited by Petteri Koskikallio. Croatia: Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision