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Timothy Cahill

Associate Professor


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1995

B.S., St. Lawrence University


  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Religious Studies


Associate Professor Tim Cahill specializes in the religious traditions of South Asia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 for research on Jagannatha Paṇḍitarāja, a 17th-century devotional poet. Dr. Cahill began graduate work in Indology with an emphasis on grammar, religious poetry, and early Hindu traditions. He taught at the University of Iowa, Lehigh University, and the University of Pennsylvania before coming to Loyola. He has taught a wide variety of courses in Religious Studies, including aesthetics, Discovering Islam, Hindu Theology, and survey courses on Asian religions. He has lived in India for many years, beginning from his student years at Andhra University, A.P.


Most recently Cahill has received funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities to conduct research in India during 2022. The grant is administered by the American Institute of Indian Studies and involves assessing the antiquity, provenance, and paleography of North Indian and Nepalese manuscripts relating to the 17th-century Sanskrit poet Jagannātha. The research will result in a fresh edition and translation of the Bhāminīvilāsa.

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to World Religions
  • Hindu Paths to God
  • Hindu Theology
  • Buddhism


  • The Paṇḍitarājaśataka: An Edition and Translation of a Sanskrit Anthology. (forthcoming)
  • Hinduism; Kāvya. In Oxford Bibliographies. Entry ID: 9780195399318-0030. Version Date: 2011-01-10.
  • Shāntarakṣita's Tattvasaṅgraha: E-text and Grammatical Analysis. A complete database of the text, and word-by-word grammatical analysis. Electronically published by the Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages (GRETIL) 2009.
  • An Annotated Bibliography of the Alaṃkāraśāstra. Leiden: Brill, 2001. (Republished by Indica Books, 2004)