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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...

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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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Allison Aitken receives Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in Buddhist Studies (ACLS)

May 1, 2018

Allison Aitken, PhD candidate in South Asian Studies, received a 2018 Dissertation Fellowship from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies, administered by the American Council of Learned Societies. During her time as a 2018 Dissertation Fellow of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, she will undertake research, both at Harvard and abroad in India, in support of her dissertation on the Madhyamaka philosophy of the eighth-century Indian Buddhist thinker, Śāntarakṣita. In her dissertation, "Not One, Not Many, and No Final Ground: Śāntarakṣita’s Mereological Anti...

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Fall 2017 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching Awards Announced

March 7, 2018

Congratulations to the following members of the Department of South Asian Studies for their achievement:

CERTIFICATES OF TEACHING EXCELLENCE
for Lecturers and Preceptors

   Richard Delacy, HIND-URD 101A and HIND-URD 102A
   Hajnalka Kovacs, HIND-URD 101A
   Anand Venkatkrishnan, SANSKRIT 101A and SANSKRIT 102AR

CERTIFICATES OF DISTINCTION IN TEACHING
for Teaching Fellows, Teaching Assistants and Course Assistants

   Lee Ling Ting, SANSKRIT 101A

Sangam Professorship in Tamil

November 9, 2017

The Department of South Asian Studies is extremely pleased to announce the efforts to establish an endowed chair of Sangam Tamil in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. This effort, sanctioned by the University, is an undertaking by the worldwide Tamil community that has been spearheaded by Dr. Janakiraman and Dr. Sambandam, see ...

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Sutherland and Williams Receive Fulbright Fellowships for 2014-15

June 1, 2014

Ben Williams, PhD candidate, writes, "Through the auspices of the IIE Fulbright grant, I intend to conduct my doctoral research in Pondicherry, India on the intersection of literary theory and theology in the corpus of Abhinavagupta, an eleventh-century polymath and Shaiva religious virtuoso. Clarifying the interpretive strategies of Abhinavagupta’s texts in these two disciplines will help us better assess the scope of his innovations to Shaiva literature and the courtly tradition of poetics, two largely independent fields of scholasticism that began to overlap in creative...

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