SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Languages and Cultures Expertise

Name/Title Area of Expertise
Aishwarj Kumar
Teaching Fellow in Hindi
Hindi language
Amina Yaqin
Senior Lecturer in Urdu and Postcolonial Studies
Urdu language and literature; post-colonial literature and theory; gender studies; South Asian literatures in English; feminism in a Third World context; gender and politics in Pakistan
David Lunn
Simon Digby Postdoctoral Fellow
19th and 20th century Hindi and Urdu literature; cinema; music; journalism; north Indian literary history; intellectual history; literary translation; literary and cultural history of Southeast Asia; Malay
Francesca Orsini
Professor of Hindi and South Asian Literature
Hindi Literature; North Indian literary cultures; Hindi; Urdu
James Caron
Lecturer in Islamicate South Asia
Islam in South Asia; Afghanistan and Pakistan; Indo-Persianate sociocultural history; transnational non-Western history; activism and social movements
James Mallinson
Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit and Classical Indian Studies
Philological study of Sanskrit texts, ethnography and art history to explore the history of yoga and yogis
Krishna Pradhan
Senior Lector in Nepali
Nepali language
Lidia Wojtczak
Senior Lector in Sanskrit
Sanskrit language
Michael J Hutt
Professor of Nepali and Himalayan Studies
Nepali literature; the Nepali media; Nepali politics; Bhutanese refugees
Naresh Sharma
Senior Lector in Urdu and Hindi
Urdu and Hindi language
Rachel Dwyer
Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema
Hindi Cinema; Indian popular culture; Indian film; Hinduism; new middle classes; Mumbai/Bombay; Gujarati language and literature; Gujarati diaspora esp UK and East Africa; comparative Indian literature
Rakesh Nautiyal
Senior Lector in Hindi
Hindi language
Sahana Bajpaie
Senior Teaching Fellow in Bengali
Bengali language
Stefanie Lotter
Research Fellow and Co-Investigator 'After the Earth's Violent Sway: The tangible and intangible legacies of a natural disaster'
Nepali society and culture; museology; social and cultural anthropology of the Himalaya; elite studies; heritage studies