Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart is a Bengali language and area specialist trained at the University of Chicago, whose research and teaching focus on the religious literatures of the fourteenth through nineteenth centuries. His research on the Vaishnava Hindu traditions of Bengal led him to specialize in the Brajabuli literary dialect of Bengali. Supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the US Department of Education’s Fulbright-Hays Program, the American Institute of Indian Studies, and the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, he has worked extensively on the transcription and translation of unpublished handwritten Bengali manuscripts housed in Kolkata, India, and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Stewart is a professor of South Asian religions at North Carolina State University, and directs the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies. He divides his time between Raleigh, Charleston, London, and Dhaka.

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Awards and Honors

Senior Research Fellowship for University Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1996–97

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, US Department of Education, 1981–82

American Institute of Indian Studies Language Fellowship 1978–79