Salisbury Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology, Emeritus
Stanley Insler is Salisbury Professor of Sanskrit and Comparative Philology, Emeritus. He specializes in the history and structure of the old languages of India and Iran. His studies include Sanskrit, Vedic, Avesta, Zarathustra and the history of Zoroastrianism, Metrical texts of the Pali Buddhist Canon, Indian narrative literature, Silk Road Studies, and Gathas of Zarathustra. His courses include “Old Iranian: Avestan” and “Vedic Poetry”. Selected publications include The Gathas of Zarathustra. Text, Translation, Commentary. Teheran-Liège. 1975; The Love of Truth in Ancient Iran. Pariana. Sept. 1989. 18-20; and Chapters "Human Behavior and Good Thinking" and "Zarathustra's Vision" in An Introduction to the Gathas of Zarathustra. Pittsburgh, 1989-90.