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Christopher L. Diamond

Lecturer in Hindi, Australian National University

I am a literary scholar who specializes in the languages and texts of North Indian devotional communities in the Early Modern period (c. 1400-1900 CE). I work with manuscripts in several South Asian languages (Hindi, Bengali, Maithili, Sanskrit, Prakrit, Persian, etc.). I come to the Australian National University straight from finishing my Ph.D. at the University of Washington. I am interested in how language, identity, and religion intersect. Though I am a specialist in premodern traditions, as a specialist in South Asian Studies, I always keep a keen analytical eye on historical/cultural memory in the present moment. As a teacher, I primarily teach the Hindi language and its associated literature.


  • 2020–present
    Lecturer in Hindi, Australian National University


  • 2019 
    University of Washington, Ph.D. Asian Languages & Literature
  • 2015 
    University of Washington, M.A. Asian Languages & Literature
  • 2011 
    School of Oriental and African Studies, B.A. (Honours) Hindi and Music