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SAS event features historian of Northern India

Romila Thapar, a professor emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University, will speak on “Historical Traditions in Early North India,” at 4:30 p.m., in 219 Aaron Burr Hall at Princeton University, on Monday, April 7, 2013.  The event, free and open to the public, is presented by the Program in South Asian Studies.

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by April 4 to Jayne Bialkowski at jayne@princeton.edu or 609-258-2635**

Thapar earned her first degree from Punjab University and her doctorate from London University. She was appointed to a Readership at Delhi University and subsequently to the chair in ancient Indian history at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where she is now emeritus professor in history. In 1983, she was elected General President of the Indian History Congress and in 1999 a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. Among her publications are Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas (3rd ed., 2012), Ancient Indian Social History: Some Interpretations, Recent Perspectives of Early Indian History (rev. 2nd. ed., 2010), A History of India: Volume 1 (1966), and Early India: From the Origins to AD 1300 (2003).

Isabelle Clark-Deces, director of the Program in South Asian Studies, is a professor of anthropology.

For more information contact the Jayne Bialkowski, jayne@princeton.edu or 609-258-2635.