Chinmay Dharurkar

Assistant Professor, The Sanskrit Library
Guest Faculty, Dept. of Linguistics, Mumbai University


Profile | Curriculum Vitae

Chinmay Dharurkar teaches at the Department of Linguistics, Mumbai University as a Guest Faculty. He taught at the Department of Linguistics, Central University of Kerala for seven years (2013-2020). He also taught online for a year at United International College, Zhuhai, Quangdong, China. His doctoral research was on comparing basic terms and concepts in Pāṇini’s grammar and Modern Linguistics which earned him IIT Bombay’s prestigious Award for Excellence in Thesis Writing given across departments, in 2018. He is a polyglot and knows several Indic and Dravidian languages. He has translated from Marathi to English, English to Marathi, Marathi to Urdu etc. Besides Linguistics and Translation Studies he is in Philosophy, Sociology and Literary Criticism. He writes couplets in Urdu and fiction (anti-narrative) in Marathi.

Chinmay earned his B.A.\ in Sanskrit from Fergusson College, Pune and M.A., M.Phil. from the University of Hyderabad. He earned his Ph.D.\ from the Dept.\ of HSS, IIT Bombay. He has translated academic articles and excerpts from the writings of authors like Barthes, Foucault, Saussure, Chomsky, J.\ N.\ Mohnaty, Lefevere, Sontag, Pamuk etc.\ into Marathi. His translation of Pamuk’s Norton lectures into Marathi is on the way to be published this year. He has several academic articles and journalistic writings to his credit. Some of those could be accessed here.

In connection to language teaching, Chinmay has taught spoken Sanskrit (direct method to a mixed set of students), and elementary Urdu to Marathi native speakers, elementary Bangla, Malayalam and Telugu to native speakers of Marathi.