Freshmen Year: Second Semester Classes

Capitalism and Cosmology in Modern India (Shankar Ramaswami) This course will explore the lives, politics, and cosmologies of working-class persons in modern India. The course will examine contemporary debates on globalization, development, and ecology; workers’...

Freshmen Year: First Semester Classes

Elementary Sanskrit (Parimal G. Patil and members of the Department) Introduction to Classical Sanskrit, the translocal language of intellectual life in South Asia for much of the last two millennia. This course provides the essential grammar and reading proficiency...
Media: Amazing Mentor! Spotlight with Priten Shah

Media: Amazing Mentor! Spotlight with Priten Shah

I was interviewed by Amazing Kids Magazine for their July/August 2014 issue. Here is an excerpt of the full interview. AK!: Since our theme for July/August is “Digital Generation,” how has the internet helped you achieve your goals?  PHS: I am really glad that this is...

Why Did I Debate in High School?

This was my activity essay to college on high school debate.  I am never home, always traveling, whether it is the next town over or all the way across the country. I have sleepless weekends, long weekdays, and busy summers. I am not the best in the nation and I am...

“It’s perfect!”: My College Essay

This is the essay I submitted for my Common Application to Harvard University. I often reread it to reorient myself, and the purpose of posting it here is not for others to copy! My friend was reading the first version of my college essay and that was his only reply....