Dr Paula Richman

Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Religion
Oberlin College

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 Many Ramayanas: The Diversity of a Narrative Tradition in South Asia and Performing the Ramayana Tradition. She speaks and reads several languages, including Sanskrit, and has traveled throughout India for more than three decades. Paula travels and teaches with her husband, Dr. Michael Fisher. 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. 

‘Paula and Michael are a first-class team, obviously deeply enamored of their respective areas of expertise and great teachers to boot. I’d love to travel with them again and hope you will let them design a future India trip.’ – Barbara Rachko

Archaeology Tours Led by Dr Paula Richman


South India Tour: Temples and Traditions

17 Days
Availability : TBA
Tour archaeological sites of Hampi, Mahabalipuram, and one of the Greatest Living Chola Temples. Cruise through the Backwaters of Kerala.
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