Dr Greg

Dr Greg Bailey

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator (Asian Studies)

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

SS 418, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

B Ec (Monash), MA Religious Studies (Lancaster University), PhD Indian Studies (Melbourne).

Role

Honorary

Membership of professional associations

Australian Academy of Humanities; Consultative Committee, International Association of Sanskrit Studies, Editorial Board, South Asia; and the International Board, Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Puranas.

Area of study

Asian Studies

Brief profile

I have had a long standing interest in Sanskrit narrative literature, especially the two epics, the Puranas and Classical Sanskrit poetry. More recently I have become interested in Tamil literature and the socio-economic history associated with the rise of Buddhism. Greg is also a Member, Consultative Committee, International Association of Sanskrit Studies. Editorial Board, South Asia.

Research specialisation

- Religion and Society

Recent publications

  • Bailey, G 2009, 'Ganesa', in Knut A Jacobsen et al (ed.), Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Brill, Leiden, pp 51-63.
  • Bailey, G 2009, 'Brahma', in Knut A Jacobsen et al (ed.), Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Brill, Leiden, pp 155-167.
  • Bailey, G 2008, 'Parvati as creator of Maya or victim of Maya: the role of Ganesa's mother in the Ganesapurana, in Jayant Bhalchandra Bapat and Ian Mabbett (eds), The Iconic Female: Goddesses of India, Nepal and Tibet, Monash University Press, Clayton, pp 43-63.
  • Bailey, G 2008, Ganesapurana Part II: Kridakhanda, Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden.
  • Bailey, G 2008, 'On the Significance of the Mahabharata as a Cultural Artefact in Early Historical India (400BCE-400CE)', Indologica Taurinensia, xxxiv: 13-37. Bailey, G 2007, 'On the Definition of a Hindu World and Its Portrayal: A Review Article, International Journal of Hindu Studies, 11(1): 99-114.
  • Bailey, G and Mabbett, I 2003, The Sociology of Early Buddhism, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 270.
  • Bailey, G 2000, Mythologies of Change and Certainty in Late Twentieth Century Australia, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, pp 270.
  • Bailey, G. and Brockington, M (eds), 2000, Epic Threads, John Brockington on the Sanskrit Epics, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.