Philip F. McEldowney

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Librarian for Anthropology, Rel. Studies, Middle East and South Asian Languages Departments


University of Virginia


Mailing Address

South Asia and Middle East Specialist
Collection Development, Bibliography, Instruction
507 Alderman Library
P. O. Box 400106
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4106 USA

501 Druid Ave.
Charlottesville, VA 22902-6041

Phone/Fax Number(s)

Phones: 434-924-4987 (office)
434-979-6112 (residence)
Fax: 434-924-1431

Websites (personal home page) ; (Center for South Asian Studies) ;

Countries of Specialization

India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


Ph. D. University of Virginia, history

Research Interests

Modern Indian history, British colonial policy, imperialism; History of
the Central Provinces, Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Hoshangabad,
Balaghat; Chattisgarh or Chhattisgarh Satnami movement, tribal Baiga and
Gond groups; forest management, agriculture technology, land revenue,
landlord class, tenant conditions, agricultural laborer or labourer
situations, moneylender or banking and Marwari families, Pindari or
Pindhari history; peasant groups, movements, and agrarian activities.
Phoolan Devi. Women and Cinema.


None on file.


modern India ; imperialism ; Madhya Pradesh ; Jabalpur ; Nagpur ; Hoshangabad ; Balaghat.