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Mrunalini (Leena) Karambelkar

Director of Hindi program

Address: Bell 203-J
Office Hours: Tuesdays 9 - 10 a.m., or by appointment
Phone: (O) 843.953.4894; (M) 843.813.8135 (text OK)
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Mrs. Mrunalini Karambelkar has started the Hindi language program at CofC in January 2007 with Elementary Hindi 101. Now the program has grown into two years of Hindi which fulfills the foreign language requirement for the Undergraduate degree. She feels proud and happy that Hindi courses are strengthening the bonds between the USA and India. At present College of Charleston is the only higher educational institute in South Carolina where the Hindi language is taught.


Pune University, India
M. A.

Shivaji University and Hindi Rashtrabhasha Sabha, India

Courses Taught

Elementary Hindi 101, 102

Intermediate Hindi 201, 202

Hindi Literature in Translation

Honors and Awards

The LCWA Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching 2013

Nominated for Excel Faculty Award 2010


Benazir A historical fiction in the regional language