Eva De Clercq is Associate Professor at the department of Indian languages and cultures of Ghent University. She obtained her MA and PhD (2003) from Ghent University in Oriental Languages and Cultures with a dissertation on Svayambhūdeva’s Paümacariu, a Jain version of the Rāmāyaṇa in Apabhramsha. The first two volumes (of a total of five) of her translation of the Paümacariu have appeared as Life of Padma in the Murty Classical Library of India at Harvard University Press.
In addition to working on the Paümacariu, Eva De Clercq also does research on other Apabhramsha texts, Apabhramsha and Jain literary culture, and the history of the Jains (as portrayed in Apabhramsha texts).
Director of the Oriental Languages and Cultures Course Programme