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Walter Hakala

Walter Hakala

Assistant Professor, On Leave AY 2013-14
Office: 727 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-3419
E-mail address:
Personal web page:
Foundations of South Asian Studies (Humanities Institute Research Group):,


Literature and languages of North India and Central Asia; lexicography; Mughal and early colonial South Asian history; South Asian Islam and Sufism.

Current Courses

Fall 2014

Monday 12:30-3:10, Clemens 1032
Registration Numbers:  (A) 23606   (B) 23607

Works in Progress

  •  Diction and Dictionaries: How Hindi and Urdu Lexicography Defined South Asia.  A book-length study of the diverse genres and personas associated with the 700-year tradition of Urdu and Hindi lexicography in South Asia.  

Selected Publications