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Drs. Rajindar and Manjulika Koshal Endowment

The Professors Rajindar and Manjulika Koshal Endowment aims to promote global understanding of the Indian culture, economy, history, dance, music, philosophy, medicine, science, or politics at Ohio University through supporting lecture opportunities. 

Koshal Keynote Lectures

Facilitation of the Keynote lectures is led by the Office of Global Affairs in conjunction with the Koshal family. 


2023 Koshal lecture Amruta Patil with Lecture title

Amruta Patil, Graphic Novelist, Writer, Painter

Graphic Mo(ve)ments

From Soloist to Reluctant Collaborator to (metaphorically speaking) Conductor of a visual orchestra. Telling stories (in pictures and words) of queer autofiction and ecofeminism and lovingly-subverted Hindu mythology. Breaking out - of boxes, literary boundaries, neat labels. A private-public journey across continents.  

Ms. Patil is India's first female graphic novelist and author of Kari, the Mahabharata-based Parva Duology (Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean and Sauptik: Blood and Flowers) and Aranyaka: Book of the Forest. In 2017, Patil received a Nari Shakti Puraskar from the President of India for “unusual work that breaks boundaries” in art and literature. She has recently co-founded a company that does non-fiction graphic narratives for a global audience.

Past Koshal Keynote Lectures

Inaugural Koshal Lecture, November 21, 2019: Keynote delivered by Ms. Bhanu Kapil, a British-Indian writer and poet, entitled "Notes for the Future Before It Has Arrived: The Coming Power of the Stranger.”

Learn more and watch the lecture

Koshal Endowment Speaker Opportunities

The Koshals have also made possible small grants to support speaker opportunities on campus. Learn how to apply for up to $1,000 to organize a speaker opportunity through the Koshal Endowment here

Drs. Rajindar and Manjulika Koshal IEW 2019

About Drs. Rajindar and Manjulika Koshal

Dr. Rajindar K. Koshal, Ohio University Professor Emeritus of Economics

Rajindar Koshal received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Delhi, a master’s degree from the University of Gauhati, followed by a second master’s degree and Doctorate from the University of Rochester.

At Ohio University, Dr. Koshal was a professor of Economics from 1974-2002. He has been the recipient of several fellowships including of the research fellowship from the Indian Statistical Institute from 1971-72. In 1980 he was also the recipient of outstanding Graduate Faculty Award. He has received several Irwin Distinguished Paper awards at the Midwest Business Economics Association Conference. He was President of the Midwest Business Economics Association in 1992-93 and President of the Association of Economic Studies in 1999-2003.

He and Manjulika Koshal were married in 1966 and Dr. Koshal joined him in Athens in 1968. 

Dr. Manjulika Koshal, Ohio University Professor Emerita

Manjulika Koshal, Emerita Professor at Ohio University, taught at the School of Business in her specialized areas of Operations Management and International Business. Her teaching experience is rich and varied, both during her thirty years at OHIO and in many countries worldwide. In addition to teaching, Dr. Koshal also held many administrative positions such as Director of the International Administrative Studies program.  Dr. Koshal has an impressive record of publications (over 100) in reputed scholarly journals.

Dr. Koshal has also been an active member for the last forty years in American Association of University Women (AAUW) serving in various capacities at her local branch, as well as on the International Fellowships Board of the AAUW Board at Washington D.C.

In her retirement, Koshal enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, socializing, cooking, and spending time with her happy family, including their two children and six grandchildren.