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Peter Schmitthenner is an associate professor of religion and culture at Virginia Tech. He is currently working on a book-length monograph: “Arthur Cotton (1803-1899): Hydraulic Engineering and Cultural Construction in South India.”
- Cultural History of British Colonial India
- Orientalism in South Asian History
- History of Technology in India
- Development of Irrigation in India
- PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- BA,Clark University
- American Institute of Indian Studies
- Association for Asian Studies
- Award for Excellence in Administration, College of Liberal Arts and Human Science, 2013
Telugu Resurgence: C.P. Brown and Cultural Consolidation in Nineteenth-Century South India (New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2001).
“The Grooming of a Colonial Civil Engineer: The Early Life and Career of Arthur Cotton in Great Britain and India, 1803-1826,” Engineering Studies (forthcoming).
“European Scholars' Contribution to Telugu Language and Literature,” in Comprehensive History of Andhra Pradesh, Vol. VI. Ed. V. Ramakrishna and A. Satyanarayana (Hyderabad: Emesco Publications, 2015), pp. 278-290.
“Colonial Hydraulic Projects in South India: Environmental and Cultural Legacy,” in The British Empire and the Natural World: Environmental Encounters in South Asia, ed. Deepak Kumar, Vinita Damodaran, and Rohan D’Souza (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 181-201.
- Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, 2002 (in India)
- American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Research Fellowship, 2001-2002 (in India)
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