Read The Hindu's review of Kathleen D. Morrison's work on the Vijayanagara Metropolitan region! Dr. Morrison is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Morrison's paper details the survey of the area, which was conducted in two phases, and is part of the report conducted by the Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey team, along with C. M. Sinopoli. The paper focuses on the three centuries between 1300 and 1600.
Prof. Anjali Adukia, from the University of Chicago's Harris School stopped by the Harris School podcast to discuss her research on how the introduction of latrines to Indian schools has improved educational outcomes.
The University of Chicago is one of the leading centers for the study of Southern Asia. Countries in which we have scholarly expertise include in South Asia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka; and in Southeast Asia, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet (as an autonomous region), and Vietnam.
Scholars have for decades sought to explain the absence of the Rāmāyana narrative in Pali historiography, as well as its paucity in the Buddhist textual tradition of Sri Lanka relative to elsewhere in Southern Asia.
This paper focuses on adolescent boys (usually around 12 or 13 years old) in northern Thailand who ordain as Buddhist novice monks for several years in order to finish their secondary education at a Buddhist temple.