Alessandra Consolaro

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence



Lecturer in Hindi Language and Literature


University of Turin, Italy


Mailing Address

Department of Oriental Studies
University of Turin
via Giulia di Barolo 3/a
10123 Torino ITALY

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: +39/11-67-03-846
fax: +39/11-67-03-858

Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

My field of research include the following:

a) Hindi Language and Literature: 19th and 20th centuries: journalism, novel, poetry
b) The standardization of Hindi language and literature and Hindu nationalism
c) Bhagvaticharan Varma: short stories and novels
d) Applied linguistics and sociolinguistics

Teaching Interests

In terms of my teaching responsibilities, I have taught courses in Hindi
and Hindi literature at the elementary through advanced levels.


My PhD dissertation's title (University of Pisa, Italy) was: Madre India e
la Parola. La definizione della hindi come lingua e letteratura nazionale
nelle universita' "nazionali" di Varanasi (1860-1940).
[Mother India and the Word. The definition of Hindi as national language
and literature in the "national" universities of Varanasi (1860-1940)]
A revised edition of it is published in Italian : Madre India e la Parola.
La lingua hindi nelle universita' "nazionali" di Varanasi.


Hindi ; language ; literature ; poetry ; nationalism ; Bhagvaticharan Varma ; applied linguistics ;