Lalita du Perron became the Associate Director of the Center
for South Asia at the beginning of the Spring 2009 Semester.
Lalita du Perron has a strong background in South Asian studies
and taught Hindi at the School of Oriental and African Studies
in London for many years. She specializes in the study of the
lyrics of North Indian classical vocal music. Her first book, "Hindi
Poetry in a Musical Genre: Thumri Lyrics" was published by
Routledge in 2007. She is currently completing the manuscript
of a two-volume book, co-authored with Nicolas Magriel, entitled “The
Songs of North Indian Art Music”. This will be published by
Manohar in 2011.
Lalita du Perron teaches Advanced Hindi language (LCA 653) in the Spring
semester, and a FIG “Musical Cultures of South Asia” (LCA 300/3) in the
Fall. She is also the co-ordinator for the Center for Global Health’s India-focused
course that will begin in Spring 2011. Lalita du Perron will serve as the Academic Director for the South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) in 2011.
In addition, she is the Faculty
Liaison (along with Professor Joe Elder) for the Varanasi program run through
International Academic Programs.
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