Richard Delacy teaches Hindi-Urdu in the Department of South Asian Studies at Harvard University. He writes about contemporary South Asian culture and society, in particular literary fiction and Bollywood cinema. He completed a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in South Asian Languages and Civilizations and before this a Masters in Indian History in Australia, where he was born and raised before settling in the US. He has authored several books related to the teaching of Hindi and Urdu, including a Hindi-English/English-Hindi dictionary, and is currently working on a book on commercial Hindi cinema (Bollywood), as well as one on the contemporary Hindi literary novel. He has been traveling to India for almost thirty years and has spent an aggregate of almost eight years there over more than thirty visits.
Preceptor in Hindi and Urdu