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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