Lindsey Harlan

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Associate Professor of Religious Studies


Connecticut College


Mailing Address

5507 Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320 USA

Research Interests

Research in Rajasthan.

Recent activities include writing a book on hero cults (tentatively
entitled Lasting Impressions) and organizing with David Shulman the
"Conference on Narrative Framing" (Jerusalem: Academy of Sciences and

Teaching Interests

Teach the religions of South Asia.


The Goddesses' Henchmen: Gender in Indian Hero Veneration
(New York: Oxford University Press, in press)

* Religion and Rajput Women: The Ethic of Protection in
Contemporary Narratives
(Berkeley: University of California Press)

* a volume Paul Courtright and I edited,
From the Margins of Hindu Marriage: Essays on Gender, Culture, and Religion
(New York: Oxford University Press)


South Asia ; Rajasthan ; gender ; Indian ; religion ; Rajput women ; Hindu marriage ; hero cults.