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  • WELCOME TO SOUTH ASIA STUDIES AT PENN! | South Asia Studies
    close knit community of interdisciplinary scholars that combines expertise in the languages literatures histories and cultures of South Asia The Department prides itself in its ability to meet a variety of training and learning needs Please explore our website to learn about the strengths offerings and opportunities in our department We look forward to seeing you Department Chair Dr Ramya Sreenivasan Undergraduate Chair Dr Deven Patel Graduate Chair Dr Daud Ali The Department of South Asia Studies University of Pennsylvania 820 Williams Hall 36th and Spruce Streets Philadelphia PA 19104 6305 Phone 215 898 7475 Fax 215 573 2138 I n anticipation of Penn Preview Days for admitted students we welcome prospective undergraduate students to stop by our department For more information please visit our Undergraduate page Home Department History People Faculty Graduate Group Graduate Group Research Visiting Scholars and Post Doctoral Fellows Emeritus Faculty Graduate Students Meet our SAST Majors Recent PhDs Staff Undergraduate Program The SAST Major The SAST Minor Honors Language Certificate Undergraduate Awards Non Penn Students Study Abroad Study Abroad C U in India Undergraduate FAQ Graduate Program Prospective students Fellowships and Funding MA Requirements PhD Requirements Recent PhDs Language Study Languages Language Fellowships Language Competency

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  • Ramya Sreenivasan | South Asia Studies
    549 586 Warrior Tales at Hinterland Courts in North India c 1370 1550 in Francesca Orsini and Samira Sheikh eds After Timur Left Culture and Circulation in Fifteenth Century North India Oxford University Press 2014 Faith and Allegiance in Mughal India Perspectives from Rajasthan in Vasudha Dalmia and Munis D Faruqui eds Religious Interactions in Mughal India Oxford University Press 2014 Drudges Dancing girls Concubines Female Slaves in Rajput Polity 1500 1850 In Indrani Chatterjee and Richard Eaton eds Slavery and South Asian History Indiana University Press 2006 Honoring the family narratives and politics of Rajput kinship in pre modern Rajasthan In Indrani Chatterjee ed Unfamiliar Relations Family and History in South Asia Permanent Black New Delhi and Rutgers University Press 2004 Other writing A South Asianist s Response to Victor Lieberman s Strange Parallels Journal of Asian Studies 70 4 November 2011 983 93 Invited by the Editor of the JAS Palace Life In Anna Jackson and Amin Jaffer eds Maharaja The Splendour of India s Royal Courts Victoria and Albert Museum London 2009 Sati Encyclopedia of Women in World History General Editor Bonnie Smith Oxford University Press 2008 vol 3 pp 639 640 Awards 2009 Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy

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  • Deven M. Patel | South Asia Studies
    language and literature belles lettres epics and drama traditions of South Asian grammar and linguistics the history aesthetics and reception of Indian literatures Indian philosophy and intellectual history Pali Prakrit Hindi and Gujarati language and literature translation theory Selected Publications Book Text to Tradition The Naiṣadhīyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia Columbia University Press 2014 Interview with Critical Margins http criticalmargins com 2014 07 09 interview deven m patel Selected Journal Articles Source Exegesis and Translation Sanskrit Commentary and Regional Language Translation in South Asia Journal of the American Oriental Society Volume 131 No 2 April June 2011 pp 245 266 Shared Typologies of Kāmaśāstra Alaṅkāraśāstra and Literary Criticism Journal of Indian Philosophy Volume 39 No 1 February 2011 pp 101 122 Sanskrit Poetry The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics 4th Edition Ed Greene and Cushman Princeton University Press 2012 Pp 1250 1255 Mettābhāvan ā in Traditional and Popular Buddhist Contexts Asian Philosophy Volume 23 4 323 340 2013 Home Department History People Faculty Graduate Group Graduate Group Research Visiting Scholars and Post Doctoral Fellows Emeritus Faculty Graduate Students Meet our SAST Majors Recent PhDs Staff Undergraduate Program The SAST Major The SAST Minor Honors Language Certificate

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  • Daud Ali | South Asia Studies
    in Western India Selected Publications Monographs and Edited Volumes 2011 ed with Emma Flatt Garden and Landscape Practices in Precolonial India Histories from the Deccan Delhi Routledge 2011 2011 ed with Indra Sengupta Knowledge Production Pedagogy and Institutions in Colonial India New York Palgrave 2011 2010 ed with Anand Pandian Ethical Life in South Asia Bloomington Indiana University Press 2010 2004 Courtly Culture and Political Life in Early Medieval India Cambridge University Press 2004 2000 Querying the Medieval The History of Practice in South Asia with Ronald Inden and Jonathan Walters Oxford University Press New York 2000 1999 ed Invoking the Past the Uses of History in South Asia Delhi Oxford University Press 1999 Selected Articles 2012 The Historiography of the Medieval in South Asia Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 22 1 2012 7 12 2011 The Early Inscriptions of Indonesia and the Problem of the Sanskrit Cosmopolis in P Y Manguin and A Mani eds Early Interactions between South and Southeast Asia Reflections on Cross Cultural Exchange New Delhi Singapore Manohar ISEAS Nalanda Sriwijaya series 2011 pp 277 297 2011 Padmaśrī s Nāgarasarvasva and the World of Medieval Kāmaśāstra Journal of Indian Philosophy 39 1 2011 41 62 2011 Rethinking the History of the Kāma World in Early India Journal of Indian Philosophy 39 1 2011 1 13 2010 Between Market and Court The Careers of Two Courtier Merchants in the Twelfth century Deccan Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 53 1 2010 185 211 2009 with Anand Pandian Genealogies de la vertu pratiques ethiques en Asie du Sud Anthropologie et Sociétés special issue De l anthropologie de la morale et de l éthique 33 3 2009 43 60 2009 Connected Histories Regional Historiography and Theories of Cultural Contact Between Early South and Southeast

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  • Undergraduate Program | South Asia Studies
    Pakistan Afghanistan Bangladesh Sri Lanka Nepal Bhutan and the Maldives Constituted as a department of languages and cultures the department sees the study of these two aspects as essential to one another Majors and Minors therefore are encouraged to pursue language study alongside coursework that focuses on South Asian culture which includes learning about South Asia s literature philosophy art history and society Why major in South Asia Studies A degree from this department the oldest and one of the most well respected in the world will provide you with a a broad based knowledge of South Asia s languages history and culture b the critical thinking writing skills necessary to pursue master s level education professional school business law medicine engineering social work journalism etc or a career in the private or public sector c a competitive advantage to excel in any career or activity that requires direct contact with South Asia an area of the world that continues to grow in importance in terms of of cultural reach economic centrality and political influence To apply please visit Penn s Undergraduate Admissions page Also see SAST Major SAST Minor Honors Language Certificate Undergraduate Awards Non Penn Students Home Department

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  • Department History | South Asia Studies
    the end of the war the US Army Specialized Training Program was created to train personnel in the languages and cultures of the areas to which they were posted and Penn became the national site for the India program in 1943 44 Using this program as a model Brown devised a summer program of study providing an interdisciplinary view of India s culture history politics and economics In 1947 Brown realized his long awaited dream with the offering of an experimental summer program at the University of Pennsylvania called India A Program of Regional Studies During the summer and fall of 1947 the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Rockefeller Foundation provided substantial grants to Penn allowing for a fuller implementation of Brown s vision to form the first academic department devoted exclusively to the study of the South Asia region in the United States Offerings were expanded over the next two years finally culminating in an operationally complete program for the 1949 50 academic year Following the founding of Penn s South Asia studies department similar moves were made at the University of California Berkeley the University of Chicago and Columbia University Brown continued to be an important figure in the national effort to define organize and implement international area studies on an interdisciplinary model and lobbied for the continued support of Area studies by the US Department of Education In 1961 the American Institute of Indian Studies an organization which awards junior and senior fellowships for advanced research in India was founded at Penn by Norman Brown Penn continued to be a leader in the field of South Asia studies in the 1960s and 70s as disciplines outside the department History Politicial Science Anthropology and English introduced positions focusing on South Asia In the late 1980s Penn

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  • People in the Department of South Asia Studies | South Asia Studies
    Visiting Scholars and Post Doctoral Fellows Emeritus Faculty Graduate Students Recent PhDs Staff Department Chair Graduate Chair Dr Ramya Sreenivasan Undergraduate Chair Dr Deven Patel Home Department History People Faculty Graduate Group Graduate Group Research Visiting Scholars and Post Doctoral Fellows Emeritus Faculty Graduate Students Meet our SAST Majors Recent PhDs Staff Undergraduate Program The SAST Major The SAST Minor Honors Language Certificate Undergraduate Awards Non Penn Students Study Abroad

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  • Faculty | South Asia Studies
    Institute Lecturer in Bengali Aqeel Bhatti Lecturer South Asia Studies Amrit Gahunia Lecturer in Hindi and Punjabi James Kurichi Lecturer in Malayalam Mustafa Menai Lecturer in Urdu Allyn Miner Senior Lecturer Manjita Mukharji Lecturer Luther Obrock Lecturer in Sanskrit Joshua Pien Lecturer in Urdu and Hindi Milind Ranade Lecturer in Marathi Vasu Renganathan Lecturer in Tamil Raili Roy Lecturer South Asia Center Pushkar Sohoni Lecturer in South Asia Studies Vijayalakshmi

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