Paul Courtright is an American indologist. He is known for his writings on Ganesha and on Ramakrishna.
Some of his writings were criticized for relying on outdated and pseudo-scientific methodology, like psycho-analytical analysis of Hindu texts.
- Invading the Sacred, 2007 (Chapter 17 consists of a rebuttal to Courtright’s writing on Ganesha by Vishal Agrawal and Kalavai Venkat.)
- A Critical Review of Paul Courtright Ganesa, Lord of Obstacles, Lord of Beginnings (Oxford University Press, 1985)
- When the Cigar becomes a Phallus