Department of International Studies
American University of Sharjah
Topic: The Case for Reading Vernacular Classics
Dr. Ravindran Sriramachandran is Assistant Prof. of Anthropology at Department of International Studies, American University Sharjah, UAE. Dr. Sriramachandran did his Ph.D in Anthropology (with History Core) from Columbia University, New York, NY and was previously a Teaching Fellow there from 2000 to 2003.
He has more than 10 years of ethnographic research experience spread throughout South India and South East Asia and is a member of several professional societies including the American Association of Anthropologists, American Historical Association, Association for Asian Studies and Folklore Society of South Indian Languages. Dr. Sriramachandran has authored several publications and is a prolific translator. Two of his prominent articles are, ‘A Telugu Folk Epic in Western Tamil Nadu’, PILC Journal of Dravidian Studies Pondicherry, Jan. 1996 and Cultural Imperialism in the late 20th Century’, Indian Journal of Mass Communication, New Delhi, Sep. 1994 (pp 16-23.)