Rajeshwari V Pandharipande

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Languages and cultures of India
South Asian languages (Hindi, Marathi and Sanskrit)
Language of Religion
Asian Mythology
Religion in Diaspora


Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981
Ph.D. Nagpur University, 1973
M.A. Nagpur University, 1964
B.A. Nagpur University, India, 1962

Honors & Awards

University Distinguished Teacher Scholar, 2009
William Prokasy Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, 1996
Harriet and Charles Luckman All Campus Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, 1996
University Scholar, 1992

Office Address

Department of Religion
3010 Foreign Language Building
707 South Mathews
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Office Phone

(217) 333-0946


Fall 2012
RLST 104: Asian Mythology


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