News Archive: 2019


‘How to Save a Constitutional Democracy’ review: Of, by, and for the people

As right-wing populists hold sway across the world, two writers-Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, Professor of Political Science and Aziz Z. Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law at University of Chicago Law School, argue that only public action and collective mobilisation can neutralise democratic collapse. 
December 21, 2019


Chicago-U don Whitney Cox is master of Sanskrit, Tamil, South India, Kashmir, Shiva

"I began studying Sanskrit when I was in university. I had been interested in history my whole life, and I had spent a good amount of time as an undergraduate studying Europe, especially classical and medieval Europe", says Professor Whitney Cox, Associate Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, in an interview with IANS.  
October 7, 2019


Study of ancient DNA can remove social barriers: Maanasa Raghavan

In this article, Professor Maanasa Raghavan, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, talks about a study of ancient DNA and its evolution that can bridge social and caste-based gaps. 
September 4, 2019


Many protected areas in India too small, reveals study: Trevor Price

In this article by Deccan Herald, Prof. Trevor Price, Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago said “The review (not only) highlights the importance and potential of tourism, but also how these benefits must go to locals. And finally, Indian must look to the northeast, which is one of the most species-rich regions of the world. It is here that threats of development and poaching are extreme” according to a release.
July 14, 2019


Dipesh Chakrabarty receives Tagore Memorial Prize

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, Faculty Director, UChicago Center in Delhi, and Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, receives the Tagore Memorial Prize for his book "The Crises of Civilization". 
May 24, 2019


Intriguing Indian culture is making Hindi popular: Jason Grunebaum

“Studying Hindi as my second language at the college level allowed me to return to India. I lived in Varanasi for almost a year and then later started to work as a Hindi-Urdu interpreter for the International Committee of the Red Cross," said Professor Jason Grunebaum, Senior Lecturer, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago. 
March 18, 2019

New study on slums in Indian cities: Adam Chilton

"Slums in Indian cities are a massively important policy question as roughly half of the world's poor people who are living below the global poverty line live in India," said Professor Adam Chilton, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, in an interview with Hindustan Times. 
March 13, 2019