Dr. Nicolas Dejenne is Lecturer in Indian Studies at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 (France) and associate researcher with the French Institute of Pondicherry. After his PhD dissertation (in French) From Epic Rāma Jāmadagnya to Contemporary Paraśurāma. Representations of a Hero in India, his prime field of study has remained Sanskrit Epics and Purāṇas with a special interest in reinterpretations and uses of their characters and episodes in specific cultural contexts (especially Western Maharashtra since the early modern period and contemporary rewritings of Hindu myths). History of Indian Studies in Europe represents another main area of research and teaching. He has co-edited special issues of Archiv Orientální (Vol. 86.2, 2018) and DESI: Diasporas : Études des Singularités Indiennes (4, 2019), and he is the co-editor, with Anne Castaing and Claudine Le Blanc, of the forthcoming Dictionnaire Encyclopédique des Littératures de l’Inde, a collective project involving more than 100 contributors.