professor
Shaheen Parveen

Jul 2006

Dr. Parveen, if I am not mistaken, no longer teaches at Columbia. The class I took with her was an organizational disaster: she was often late, she often lost homework assignments, and all we did was go around the room reading aloud from a not terribly good Hindi novel. I can't say for sure if the novel got better because the class ended long before we got through reading it. I certainly didn't learn anything. Make no mistake: staffing of lower-level language courses at MEALAC is such that the only way to actually learn Hindi is to hope for a good TA. Dr. Pritchett was an excellent introductory Hindi teacher, but she unfortunately no longer teaches lower level classes. Dr. Parveen is a nice person and a very poor teacher.