Jason Grunebaum

Jason Grunebaum
Instructional Professor
Foster Hall 501
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:30 pm -2:30 pm
MFA Columbia University 2004; B.A. Brown University, 1995.
Teaching at UChicago since 2004
Research Interests: Modern and contemporary Hindi literature, literary translation, Hindi pedagogy, translation and pedagogy


Jason Grunebaum is an Instructional Professor and teaches beginning, intermediate, and, occasionally, advanced Hindi.

Jason Grunebaum book-length translations from Hindi include Uday Prakash’s The Girl with the Golden Parasol, The Walls of Delhi, and, with Ulrike Stark, Manzoor Ahtesham’s The Tale of the Missing Man. His work has been shortlisted for the DSC Prize in South Asian Literature, longlisted for the National Translation Award, and he has been awarded the Global Humanities Translation Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a PEN/Heim Translation Grant. He teaches both Hindi language and literary translation.



  • First-Year Hindi
  • Second-Year Hindi
  • Advanced Translation Workshop
Subject Area: Hindi