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scholar , English educator

Gauri Viswanathan, Indian, American English educator, scholar. Recipient Harry Lenin prize American Comparative Literature Association, Amanda Coomaraswamy prize Association Asian Studies; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fellow, 1986-1988, National Endowment of the Humanities summer fellow, 1990, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow, 1990-1991, American Institute Indian Studies senior fellow, 1991, 93-94.


Viswanathan, Gauri was born on November 5, 1950 in Calcutta, India. Came to the United States, 1982. Daughter of Television and Subbalakshmi Viswanathan.


Bachelor, University Delhi, 1971. Master of Arts, University Delhi, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1985.


Lecturer in English, U. Delhi, Delhi, India, 1978-1985;lecturer in English, Barnard College, New York City, 1985-1986;lecturer in English, Mellon fellow, Columbia University, New York City, 1986-1988;assistant Professor of English, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1988-1989;associate Professor of English and comparative literature, Columbia University, New York City, since 1989. Editorial consultant Harper Collins (World Reader), New York City, 1991-1992. Cons.Social Science Research Council (South Asian Humanities Project), New York City, 1991.



Member Modern Language Association (James Russell Lowell prize, Association Asian Studies.


Television Viswanathan

Subbalakshmi Viswanathan