Ambuda receives contributions from dozens of volunteer proofers, translators, and programmers who are passionate about making Sanskrit accessible to all.
Our core team builds and maintains the overall project:
Arun Prasad — Founder and Project Lead
Arun is the creator of learnsanskrit.org and the Sanskrit short story project Amarahasa. Broadly, his work explores how software and digital tools can make Sanskrit literature radically accessible. Arun has an MS in Computer Science and a minor in Classics with a focus on Homeric Greek, both from Stanford University. By profession, he is a former Google Research engineer that works in climate fintech.
Ashwin Ramaswami — Core Engineering
Ashwin has worked on a variety of projects around open source software development, digital humanities, cloud infrastructure and architecture, and cybersecurity. His interests in Sanskrit include Vedic texts and Vedantic commentaries. Ashwin holds a B.S. in Computer Science in Stanford University and is currently pursuing a J.D. degree at Georgetown University Law Center, where he works on technology law and policy.
Kishore Chitrapu — Core Engineering
Kishore contributes to Saraswati Films and related projects. He is interested in learning methods and building free tools for sādhanā and sustainable living. He enjoys learning from Vedic wisdom. Professionally, he works as a Director of Engineering and is currently building finance data platforms. Finally, Kishore enjoys any time with his family and friends and is grateful for their support.
Suhas Mahesh — Text Curation and Sourcing
Suhas Mahesh is a Schmidt Science Fellow at the University of Toronto, where his research explores building bespoke materials for a low-carbon future. Suhas has a PhD in physics from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes scholar. Suhas is a expert on Sanskrit and Prakrit literature, and his current projects include an anthology of Sanskrit and Prakrit love poetry in translation (HarperCollins 2023), and a translation of the Nilakantha-vijaya-champu, an ornate retelling of the myth of the churning of the ocean (Murty Classical Library of India).