Ulrike Stark

Professor Stark’s new book, a collaboration with SALC alumna Prof. Smita Gandotra of St. Stephen's College, Delhi, was recently published. The work is a translation and annotation of Gauri Datt’s Devrani Jethani ki Kahani, or A Story of Two Sisters-in-Law.

Professor Stark’s two illustrated essays were also recently published:

"Making tracts attractive: missionary print and the small book in nineteenth-century rural India" in the inaugural issue of Contextual Alternate (vol. 1, 2021: 10-45.) and

"Calligraphic masterpiece, mass-produced scripture: early Qur'an printing in colonial India," in Manuscript and Print in the Islamic Tradition, ed. by Scott Reese.

For more information: COSAS Member Achievement: Ulrike Stark

Jason Grunebaum

Recently, Armory Square Ventures, a technology venture capital firm operating across New York State, announced the launch of the Armory Square Prize for South Asian Literature in Translation. The annual prize will award a literary translator with book publication. 

Professor Jason Grunebaum, a COSAS member, was instrumental in the establishment of the inaugural prize. Professor Grunebaum is a literary translation teacher and is a translator of Manzoor Ahtesham and Uday Prakash and other Hindi writers. In this role, he serves as jury chair for the seven judges.

For more information: COSAS Member Achievement: Jason Grunebaum

Rochona Majumdar

Rochona Majumdar’s 2021 book, Art Cinema and India’s Forgotten Futures: Film and History in the Post-Colony, was announced as a contender for the Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Prize.

For more information: COSAS Member Achievement: Rochona Majumdar

Emeritus Faculty Publication

Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor Emerita in SALC

An American Girl in India: Letters and Recollections, 1963-64, Speaking Tiger, 2022

For more information, click here: An American Girl in India

UChicago Study Abroad Photo Contest


UChicago Study Abroad runs three contests every year. We invite program participants to share your stories and show your skills. You could possibly win prizes! The deadline for 2022–23 submissions is Monday, May 1, 2023. To read more, click here: Study Abroad Contest.

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