Archives of Tamil Philanthropy - Sumathi Ramaswamy



Sumathi Ramaswamy is James B. Duke Professor of History at Duke University and Co-Director of Duke’s India Initiative, and President of the American Institute of Indian Studies (2018- 2022). She has published extensively on language politics, gender studies, spatial studies and the history of cartography, visual studies and the modern history of art, and more recently, digital humanities and the history of philanthropy. Her most recent monograph is titled Terrestrial Lessons: The Conquest of the World as Globe (University of Chicago Press, 2017). She is the winner of numerous scholarly awards including from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies in the USA, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. She is currently charting the shifting contours of educational philanthropy in colonial and modern India, and working on a collaborative digital humanities project titled “No Parallel? The Fatherly Bodies of Gandhi and Mao.”