Antonio Rigopoulos is Professor of Sanskrit in the Department of Asian and North African Studies at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. His main fields of research are the ascetic and devotional traditions of medieval and modern Maharashtra, Hindu hagiographies and hagiographers, termite mound mythologies, and the Sai Baba movement. As of 2013, he is the editor-in-chief of the journal Annali di Ca’ Foscari – Serie orientale and, as of 2020, he is the coordinator of the editorial committee of Edizioni Ca’ Foscari – Venice University Press.
His latest book is The Hagiographer and the Avatar. The Life and Works of Narayan Kasturi, SUNI Press, New York, 2021.