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

South Asia Seminar

Thu, September 13, 2007 • 3:30 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Education: Ph.D. History, University of London, 1968. Dissertation: Kautilya and the Arthasastra B.A. Anthropology (cum laude), Beloit College, 1962

Research interests: History of ancient India; kinship and marriage in India; Dravidian kinship; history of anthropology; history of Orientalist scholarship in British India; history of racial thought in India and Europe

Recent Books: Languages and nations: the Dravidian proof in colonial Madras. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press 2006. Dravida chandru (The Dravidian proof), tr. R. Sundaram, ed. A.R. Venkatachalapathy. Nagercoil: Kaalachuvadu Pathippakam, forthcoming. Tamil version of Languages and nations.

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