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Spring 2019 Certificates of Excellence and Distinction in Teaching Awards

September 30, 2019


Recognized by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, the following members of the Department of South Asian Studies have received Fall 2018 Certificates of Excellence in Teaching and Certificates of Distinction in Teaching. Partnering with GSAS and the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Bok Center’s certificates commend individual Lecturers, Preceptors, Teaching Fellows, Teaching Assistants, and Course Assistants for their teaching accomplishments. For more...

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Radha Blinderman Receives Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship for Academic Year 2019-2020

May 14, 2019


In support of her project entitled “What Makes ‘Sectarian Grammars’ Different: A Comparative Study of Jīva Gosvāmin’s Harināmāmŗtavyākaraņa,” Radha Blinderman has received a 2019-2020 Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship to conduct research in India, France, and Switzerland.

With an interest in placing Jīva Gosvāmin’s work in the historical context of what Sheldon Pollock terms “the period of innovation...

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Fall 2018 Certificates of Excellence and Distinction in Teaching Awards

March 14, 2019

Recognized by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, the following members of the Department of South Asian Studies have received Fall 2018 Certificates of Excellence in Teaching and Certificates of Distinction in Teaching. Partnering with GSAS and the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Bok Center’s certificates commend individual Lecturers, Preceptors, Teaching Fellows, Teaching Assistants, and Course Assistants for their teaching accomplishments. For more...

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Sunil Amrith Releases his New Book - Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History

December 14, 2018

Sunil Amrith’s new book, Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History, explores the tremendous influence of water in defining Asia’s past, shaping it’s present, and determining it’s future. From Unruly Waters: “Despite its ferociously wet climate of monsoons and cyclones, Asia contains less usable freshwater than any continent except...

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Iris Yellum Reviews Benjamin Siegel's New Book - Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India

December 14, 2018

In her new review of Benjamin Siegel’s Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India, Iris Yellum discusses how Siegel, “. . . who specializes in topics including economic history and history of medicine and the body, shows the centrality of food security to early Indian state-making in the mid-twentieth century. With an eye to politics, markets, and the ideological underpinnings of the Green Revolution,” writes Yellum “Siegel asks us to address how the disturbing coexistence of bounty and want came to be. . . .” Iris’s full piece...

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Leonard van der Kuijp's Fall 2018 Sabbatical News

November 14, 2018

On sabbatical leave for the fall 2018 semester, Leonard van der Kuijp had a very busy three months in August, September, and October:

 

Spring 2018 Certificates of Excellence and Distinction in Teaching Awards

October 17, 2018

 

Recognized by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, the following members of the Department of South Asian Studies have received Spring 2018 Certificates of Excellence in Teaching and Certificates of Distinction in Teaching. Partnering with GSAS and the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Bok Center’s certificates commend individual Lecturers, Preceptors, Teaching Fellows, Teaching Assistants, and Course Assistants for their teaching accomplishments. For more information, visit the...

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Allison Aitken receives Fulbright Scholarship

May 1, 2018

Allison Aitken, PhD candidate in South Asian Studies, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to engage in research in India in 2019. As a Fulbright-Nehru PhD Student Researcher in India, she will undertake research in support of her dissertation, "Not One, Not Many, and No Final Ground: Śāntarakṣita’s Mereological Anti-realism as Metaphysical Infinitism," which takes up the Madhyamaka philosophy of the eighth-century Indian Buddhist thinker, Śāntarakṣita, undertaking a rational reconstruction of Śāntarakṣita’s thought utilizing conceptual resources from contemporary metaphysics. Her study...

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