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EP 202: Himalayan Histories w/Swati Chawla

The Classical Ideas Podcast

Release Date: 04/14/2021

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Swati Chawla is assistant professor at the Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, O.P. Jindal Global University and a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Virginia. Her doctoral research is focused on migration, citizenship-making, and contemporary Buddhisms in the Himalayan regions of postcolonial South Asia. Her masters and M.Phil. work focused on the Tibetan Buddhist female monastic tradition in exile. She hosts the Twitter channel #himalayanhistories.

Follow Swati Chawla on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChawlaSwati

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