My research focuses on linguistics and social history in South Asia. At present, I am engaging with the issue of historiography in vernacular literature, in particular “caste genealogy” in Marathi language.
|M.A., Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies|
|Ph.D. candidate, Graduate School of Area and Culture Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies|
|2009||Visiting researcher, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London|
|2011-||Part-time Lecturer, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and others|
|2016-||Project Research Fellow, Uehiro Project for the Asian Research Library|
Books & Articles
– ‘Colonial lexicography and the mind of Maharashtra: A study on the making of Molesworth’s Marathi-English dictionary, 1824-1831’, in Maharashtra (The Association for Maharashtra Studies) 12, 2015. pp.35-64.(in Japanese)
– ‘East India Company’s judicature and vernacular language in the nineteenth century Bombay presidency’, Tagengo shakai kenkyukai nenpo 6, 2011.pp.151-173.(in Japanese)
– ‘Locality and Universality of Vernaculars: A Study of Language Learning among the East India Company’s Servants’ in Marga: Ways to Liberation, Empowerment, and Social Change in Maharashtra (Delhi: Manohar). Edited by Hiroyuki Kotani, Masao Naito, and Iwao Shima, 2008.pp.147-168.
– Index to Japanese periodical articles on South Asia; “Journal of the Indo-Japanese Association”, “Indo-Karukatta-Nihon-Shohinkan-Kanpo”, “Journal of the Indo-Japanese Economic Association”, “Shin-Ajia”, “Sogo-Indo-Geppo”, Tokyo: Centre for Documentation & Area-Transcultural Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2006. xiv+440p.(in Japanese)
– ‘Dakshina Rules of Bombay Presidency (1836-1851) : Its Constitution and Principles’ in Journal of Japanese Association for South Asia Studies 13, 2001. pp.24-51.
Both pictures are of Hutatma Chowk in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India.
After independence, India formulated states reorganization on a linguistic basis. Hutatma Chowk is a square commemorating the establishment of State of Maharashtra.