The Clay Sanskrit Library (CSL) was created by the philanthropist, John Clay, to introduce classical Sanskrit literature to an international readership.

Co-published by NYU Press and the JJC Foundation, the series consists of 56 volumes covering a wide spectrum of Sanskrit literature. Offering fresh new translations by leading scholars from around the world, each volume features the original Sanskrit text in transliterated Roman letters facing its English translation, as well as extensive explanatory notes.

CSL titles are now being converted to digital format (eCSL), in editions that retain the facing page translations and which provide additional search and navigation features.