Edward Yazijian

Edward Yazijian

Assistant Professor of Religion and Asian Studies

swipe to see more

I was born in Amityville, NY in 1955. I lived in India and Bangladesh from 1975-1984 where I studied Sanskrit, Bengali and Hindi languages and literature. I have been living in Greenville, SC and teaching at Furman University from 2004 to the present.


  • Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS) Research Grant, The University of Chicago
  • Mellon Graduate Achievement Fellowship, The University of Chicago


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • A.M., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Syracuse University

Experience in Asia
Bengali language and literature. The Sanskrit epic Ramayana. South Asian arts, philosophy and religion.


  • The Chandimangal of Kavikankan Mukundaram, translation and introduction. Gurgaon: Penguin India, 2015
  • 100 Songs of Hasan Raja, translation and introduction. Dhaka: Pathak Samabesh, 1999.