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Certificates of Excellence and Distinction in Teaching Awards

September 15, 2021

Recognized by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, the following members of the Department of South Asian Studies have received 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 Bok Center’s website, and...

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Many Mahābhāratas, co-edited by Nell Shapiro Hawley, now available from SUNY Press

September 7, 2021

Many Mahābhāratas (SUNY Press), a new volume edited by Nell Shapiro Hawley and Sohini Sarah Pillai, is an introduction to the spectacular and long-lived diversity of Mahābhārata literature in South Asia. This diversity begins with the Sanskrit Mahābhārata, an early epic poem that narrates the events of a catastrophic fratricidal war. Along the way, it draws in nearly everything else in Hindu mythology, philosophy, and story...

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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 Spring 2019 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...

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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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