Richard Delacy

Senior Lecturer in South Asia Studies

Richard Delacy’s academic background is in modern Hindi language and literature from the colonial period onwards, in particular the literary novel in the late twentieth century. He has also studied commercial Hindi cinema produced in Mumbai from middle of the twentieth century. He has taught all levels of Hindi-Urdu, courses on Bollywood cinema, the Urdu ghazal, and has also published several language teaching materials and offers courses at the beginner’s and intermediate level at Wellesley College.


  • B.A., University of Melbourne (Australia)
  • M.A., Monash University (Australia)
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago