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C. Ryan Perkins

South Asian Studies Librarian
C. Ryan Perkins



C.'s role in the library

As the newly appointed South Asian Studies librarian, a new position at Stanford, I am responsibe for building the library's collection of materials from and about South Asia in English, European languages, and the regional languages of South Asia.  This involves building a network of antiquarian dealers, book vendors, scholars, publishers, and libraries in South Asia.  Apart from responding to faculty teaching needs I work in collaboration with the South Asia Center and its affiliates to provide research assistance to faculty, students, and other library users.

Recent posts

Professional activities

Association for Asian Studies

Selected publications

• “A New Pablik: Abdul Halim Sharar, Volunteerism and the Anjuman-e Dar us Salam in late nineteenth century India,” Modern Asian Studies, Volume 49, Issue 04, July 2015, pp. 1049-1090.

“From the Mehfil to the Printed Word: Public Debate and Discourse in Late Colonial India” in the Indian Economic and Social History Review, January–March 2013 50:47-76.

• Ashutosh Misra and Michael E. Clarke, eds. Pakistan’s Stability Paradox: Domestic, regional and international dimensions (2012), in Journal of International and Global Studies, Volume 4, No. 1: November 2012.




Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania