Jason Grunebaum

Jason Grunebaum Senior Lecturer in Hindi
Office: Kelly Hall 101
Fax: (773) 834-3254
Email: jgrune@uchicago.edu

Jason Grunebaum is a Senior Lecturer and teaches beginning, intermediate, and, occasionally, advanced Hindi.

His English translation of Uday Prakash's Hindi novel The Girl with the Golden Parasol (Yale University Press/Penguin India) was awarded a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant and was longlisted for the 2014 National Translation Award, and his translation of a trio of Prakash novellas entitled The Walls of Delhi, published by UWA Press/Hachette India/Seven Stories Press, was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and was a semifinalist for the Jan Michalski Prize.

His essay entitled "Choosing an English for Hindi" appears in the anthology In Translation: Translators on Their Work and What it Means, edited by Esther Allen and Susan Bernofsky (Columbia University Press).

He has been awarded a NEA Literature Fellowship for the translation, in collaboration with Ulrike Stark, of Manzoor Ahtesham's The Tale of the Missing Man. He received a Fellowship from the American Literary Translators Association and has been awarded residencies at the Blue Mountain Center for the Arts and the Djerassi Foundation. Jason is also a member of the University Creative Writing Advisory Committee and has published fiction in several literary magazines. Salman Rushdie selected his "Maria Ximenes da Costa de Carvalho Perreira" as a short story of distinction.


  • MFA, Columbia University, 2004.