Michael H. Fisher and Paula Richman
Michael H. Fisher received his PhD in History from the University of Chicago and is the Robert S. Danforth Professor of History, Emeritus, at Oberlin College. Dr. Fisher has been traveling to India since 1971 and has published many articles and books on the history of that country, including A Short History of the Mughal Empire, A Clash of Cultures: Awadh, the British, and the Mughals, and Across the Three Seas: Travellers Tales from Mughal India. He is the featured lecturer on The Great Courses series A History of India. Paula Richman graduated with a PhD in South Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago, and is Emerita William H. Danforth Professor in the Department of Religion, Oberlin College. She has won awards for her teaching skills, including Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Richman is the author and editor of many articles and books, including A Narrative and a Region: Tama and Sita in Tamil Country and Beyond, and Many Ramayanas: The Diversity of a Narrative Tradition in South Asia. She speaks and reads several languages, including Sanskrit, and has traveled throughout India for more than three decades. This husband-and-wife team brings a broad knowledge of the history and religions of India, plus exceptional teaching skills, that makes them ideal study leaders.