South Asian Studies Librarian
Pushkar Sohoni joined Penn Libraries as the South Asian Librarian in August 2011. He received his doctorate in the History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 for his research on sultanate architecture of the early modern Deccan, and subsequently spent the academic year as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Indo-Persian Studies at the University of British Columbia. Having trained as a professional architect in India, Pushkar worked on several conservation projects in India and abroad after receiving a graduate degree in Historic Preservation. He is interested in the politics and structures of preserving historic sites, along with contemporary architecture and its practice in South Asia. He has also been a member of several interdisciplinary research collaborations, such as "Art Space and Mobility in the Early Ages of Globalization 400-1650," at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence.
Pushkar's broader interests include archaeology, history and numismatics. Pushkar is proficient in various South Asian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, and Persian.
|Office||555 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center|
|Contactfirstname.lastname@example.org | 215-898-7460|
|Areas of Specialization||South Asia Studies|
|Collection Responsibilities||South Asia Studies|
|Additional Information||South Asia Collection|
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