Rajeshwari V Pandharipande

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Personal profile

Research Interests

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

Education

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

Teaching

Fall 2012
RLST 104: Asian Mythology

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Research Output

Bilinguals’ creativity and an argument for paradigm shift

Pandharipande, R. V., Mar 1 2019, In : World Englishes. 38, 1-2, p. 219-232 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Does Religion Promote as well as Retard Language Maintenance in a Multilingual Context? Evidence from Hinduism and Buddhism

    Pandharipande, R. V., Dec 6 2019, Language Maintenance, Revival and Shift in the Sociology of Religion . Pandharipande, R. V., David, M. K. & Ebsworth, M. E. (eds.). Multilingual Matters, p. 114-126

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Language Maintenance, Revival and Shift in the Sociology of Religion

    Pandharipande, R. V. (ed.), David, M. K. (ed.) & Ebsworth, M. E. (ed.), Dec 6 2019, Multilingual Matters. 232 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Digital religion and Hinduism in the United States

    Pandharipande, R. V., Sep 2018, In : World Englishes. 37, 3, p. 497-502 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Online Satsang and Online Puja: Faith and Language in the Era of Globalisation

    Pandharipande, R. V., Jan 1 2017, Faith and Language Practices in Digital Spaces. Rosowsky, A. (ed.). Channel View Publications, p. 185-208 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter