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Ramnarayan S. Rawat

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in South Asian History (2006-2009) Department of South Asia Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Dr. Ramnaryan Rawat is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in modern South Asian history in the Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  Last fall 2007 he finished a book manuscript titled, Untouchable Boundaries of Colonialism and Nationalism: Rethinking Histories of Untouchability in North India, which was awarded the 2008 Joseph W. Elder book prize by the American Institute of Indian Studies. He has been a recipient of Guggenheim dissertation fellowship and Rockefeller postdoctoral fellowship.  As a SEPHIS (IISG, Amsterdam) doctoral fellow (1999-2003), he completed his Ph.D. on the social and cultural history of the Chamars of Uttar Pradesh in the Department of History at the University of Delhi, supervised by Shahid Amin.  He is currently in India (2008-2009) on an American Institute of Indian Studies senior fellowship for his second book project, the Dalit Public Sphere.