Dr. 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. A two-volume book, co-authored with Nicolas Magriel, entitled “The Songs of North Indian Art Music”, has recently been published by Manohar.
Lalita teaches Advanced Hindi language (LCA 653) in the Spring semester, and a FIG “Gender and Sexuality in South Asia” (LCA 300/3) in the Fall. She is also the co-ordinator for the Center for Global Health’s South Asia-focused course that began in Spring 2011. In addition, she is the Faculty Liaison for the Varanasi program run through International Academic Programs.
Fall 2014 Office Hours: Tue 4-5, or by appointment.