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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

South Asia Seminar

Thu, February 22, 2007 • 3:30 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Sheldon Pollock is The William B. Ransford Professor of Sanskrit and South Asian Studies at Columbia University. He was educated at Harvard University (AB mcl Classics 1971; AM Sanskrit and Indian Studies 1973; PhD Sanskrit and Indian Studies 1975). His areas of specialization are Sanskrit philology and Indian intellectual and literary history, and, increasingly, comparative intellectual history.

He currently directs the international collaborative research project "Sanskrit Knowledge Systems on the Eve of Colonialism." He is also translating a number of volumes for the Clay Sanskrit Library--of which he is joint General Editor--including the Uttararamacarita of Bhavabhuti, and the Rasamanjari and Rasatarangini of Bhanudatta. His new book project is provisionally entitled"Future Philology? The Fate of a Soft Science in a Hard World."

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