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
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’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