Frank Conlon

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Professor Emeritus of History, South Asian Studies and Comparative Religion


University of Washington, Seattle


Mailing Address

ADDRESS: (during Academic year)
University of Washington, Seattle
83 Benthaven Place
Boulder, CO 80305-6200

c/o Department of History
University of Washington Box 353560
Seattle, WA 98195-3560

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phones: 206-543-5790 (History Department)
303-499-0667 (Boulder residence)
206-525-1757 (Seattle residence)
FAX: 206-543-9451

Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

History of South Asia, esp. India
Urban history
Social history
Cultural history
Caste, urbanization, colonialism
Religion in modern India
Bombay city, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa

Current work: Continuing as founding editor of H-ASIA
Managing Director, Bibliography of Asian Studies (AAS)
Engaged in writing a revised and expanded new edition
of my study of the Saraswat Brahmans, A Caste in a
Changing World: The Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmans, 1708-2008


Conlon, F. F. (1977). A caste in a changing world: The Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmans, 1700-1935. Berkeley: University of California Press.


urban history ; social history ; cultural history ; caste ; urbanization ; colonialism ; ...