Frances Pritchett

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Professor of Modern Indic Languages


Columbia University, New York


Mailing Address

Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures
602 Kent Hall
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phones: 212-854-4370 (office)
212-854-2556 (department)

Countries of Specialization

Pakistan ; India

Research Interests

Urdu and Hindi language and literature
Traditional prose narrative in Urdu and Hindi
Classical Urdu ghazal
Translation from Urdu and Hindi

General interests:
Preservation projects for 18th & 19th c. printed texts
ILM (Inventory of Language Materials)


None on file.


narrative ; narrative studies ; Urdu ; Hindi ; translation ; ...