Lalith is possibly the worst professor on campus, and certainly the least helpful. As others have stated, he is disgustingly arrogant and pretentious-- His head is so far up his bum, I don't know how he can breathe. Spending a couple of hours a week at a round table with him was torture. He was unapproachable and condescending and didn't even seem to enjoy teaching. Most classes consisted of discussions on the readings and related theories. The books were very interesting and the course should have been an amazing experience but Lalith managed to ruin it. If you can avoid it, do NOT take a class with this excuse of a professor.