Fulbright-Hays 2010

Indian School Education System: Trends & Challenges
Summer 2010

The Center for South Asia (CSA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to serve as the host of the pre-departure orientation for the Summer 2010 Fulbright Seminar program to India. We are delighted to be collaborating with the US Department of Education Fulbright office and with the United States-India Educational Foundation in New Delhi.

The Center for South Asia’s role is to provide you with helpful information as you prepare to leave for India both practically and educationally. Our Staff is available to answer questions that arise for you as you begin this journey. Please feel free to contact us.

2010 Fulbright Teacher Participants

Rebecca Adams                  Chesapeake, VA
Bianca Alonso                     Miami, FL                           View Bianca’s Blog
Mary Borgeson                   Champaign, IL
Dorthea Camp-White        Apopka, FL                         View Dee’s Blog
Elizabeth Chapman            League City, TX                 View Elizabeth’s Blog
Terri Dye                               Salinas, CA
Andrea Edson                      Newton, MA
Kathleen Fernald                Yorktown Heights, NY
William Franklin                 Mount Vernon, WA
Christine Gibson                  Bronx, NY
Nikita Hunter                       Brooklyn, NY
Roberta Jacoby                    Wyncote, PA
Jessica Lura                          Mountain View, CA        View Jessica’s Blog
Linda Mondol                       Lansing, MI                     View Linda’s Blog
Byron Prugh                         Gainesville, FL
Virginia VonReichbauer    Moorestown, NJ

Contact Information for CSA Staff

Lalita du Perron, Associate Director, Center for South Asia (608) 262-3209

Communication from CSA Click here

Pre-departure Information

What to take (and not to take) to India
Health and Medical Issues
Cultural Aspects of Cleanliness
Social and Personal Issues in India
Recommended Books and Films
Practical Advice from 2009 Fulbrighters

Arrival and Hotel Information

You will be staying at The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. This will also be the venue for the Pre-departure Orientation Sessions. Each participant will be sharing a double occupancy room, please take a look at the rooming list and confirmation numbers. Upon arrival at the Dane County Airport, follow signs to the baggage claim area to retrieve your bags. In the baggage claim area, you will find a courtesy phone for the Concourse Hotel. Please call the hotel to request the complimentary hotel shuttle. The ride to the hotel is less than 15 minutes. If you have any difficulty checking in to the hotel, please contact Mike Kruse, CSA Outreach Assistant, at (608) 320-5598.

Pre-departure Orientation Schedule Click here

Resources List

Web Sites
Kashmira Sheth, author of Blue Jasmine and Monsoon Afternoon

Powerpoints and Handouts
Hindi 101
by Lalita du Perron

Ancient South Asia
by J. Mark Kenoyer

Powerpoint and Handout
for India’s Colonial History lecture by Mitra Sharafi

South Asian Children’s Literature
by Rachel Weiss

Recommended Readings

Cultures and Societies of the Indus Traditions
by J. Mark Kenoyer

Indus Civilization
by J. Mark Kenoyer in the Encyclopedia of Archaeology, Deborah Pearsall, editor-in-chief, 2008

Hindu Beginnings: Assessing the Period 1000 BCE to 300 CE
by Guy Welbon

Teaching Islam as an Asian Religion
by Vernon James Schubel

Can a Muslim Be an Indian?
by Gyanendra Pandey

India’s Democracy; Illusion or Reality?
by Philip Oldenburg

British Rule in India: An Assessment
by Tapan Raychaudhuri (Chapter 15) in The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire edited by P.J. Marshall

Reading Across the Curriculum: Using the Fiction of the Indian Subcontinent in Social Science Classes
by Andrea Caron Kempf

From the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean: Medieval History in Geographic Perspective
by André Wink

India in the World: The World in India 1450 – 1770
by Howard Spodek and Michele LangfordLouro

Recommended Readings on Indian Art and Textiles
(Thanks to Maya Lea)

Indian Art by Vidya Dehejia

The Hindu Vision: Forms of the Formless by Alistair Shearer

Buddha: The Intelligent Heart by Alistair Shearer

Traditional Indian Textiles by John Gillow & Nicholas Barnard