Professor Emeritus, History, South Asian Studies, Comparative Religion at University of Washington


Frank F. Conlon is Professor Emeritus of History, South Asian Studies and Comparative Religion at the University of Washington where he taught from 1968 to 2001. Dr. Conlon’s research included studies on caste, religious leadership, urban history and the restaurants of Bombay. He served as Chairman of the American Institute of Indian Studies and served three terms as Director of the South Asia Center of the University of Washington.  He is founder and co-editor of the international discussion network for Asian studies, H-ASIA, and is Managing Director of the on-line Bibliography of Asian Studies published by the Association of Asian Studies.

Selected Publications

1995"Dining Out in Bombay," in Carol Breckenridge, ed., Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in a South Asian World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Pp. 90-127.

1994. "Hindu Revival and Indian Womanhood: The Image and Status of Women in the Writings of Vishnubawa Brahmachari." South Asia (Australia), 17.ii (December): 43-61

1977. A Caste in a Changing World: The Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmans, 1700-1935. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.