Summary: senior assistant professor of South Asian language and literature at the University of Washington who won a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop online materials for teaching Bengali, which is spoken by about 200 million people, mostly in Bangladesh and the Indian state of West Bengal.
Cause of Death: Injuries after being struck by a car while riding her bicycle
Born: July 28, 1948
Died: March 13, 2009
Location: Seattle, Washington