Directory of Fellows
All persons who hold the title of professor emeritus in accordance with the statutes of Columbia University as well as retired professors, researchers, and administrators who have participated significantly in academic programs, are eligible to become Fellows of EPIC.
Frances Pritchett teaches and writes about modern South Asian Literature, especially Uru poetry. she received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in South Asian Languages and Civilizations in 1981 and has taught at Columbia since 1982. Her books includeNets of Awareness: Urdu Poetry and Its Critics (University of California Press, 1994); The Romance Tradition in Urdu: Adventures from the Dastan of Amir Hamzah (Columbia University Press, 1991); and (with Khaliq Ahmad Khaliq), Urdu Meter: A Practical Handbook (University of Wisconsin, 1987).
She is currently working on a commentary on the entire collection of Urdu poetry of Mirza Asadullah Khan (1797-1869). This work in progress is available online as A Desertful of Roses: The Urdu Ghazals of Mirza Asadullah Khan "Ghalib."