Students have the opportunity to study the political, economic, social and religious institutions of India and Pakistan through the Program in South Asian Studies.


  • "Growing Up" in India

    Having lived in India and traveled there more times than she can recall, Faculty Director Isabelle Clark-Decès insists that every time she returns from her travels she is exhilarated, inspired by the country’s rich culture and diversity and eager to share her experiences.

Certificate Program

Undergraduates can gain deeper knowledge of the region by pursuing a certificate.

Language Study

Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit are offered through the Program in South Asian Studies.

Study Abroad in India

Discover India through the eyes of a Global Seminar student.

Upcoming Events


The Political Potency of Ressentiment

Pankaj Mishra, Essayist / Novelist

4:30pm - 6:00pm | A71 Louis A. Simpson International Building


Has China Taken Over Pakistan?

S. Akbar Zaidi, Columbia University

4:30pm - 6:00pm | Louis A. Simpson International Bldg., Rm. A71


Sangh Women in 2002 Gujarat: Affect and (Idea) Structures of Violence

Chitralekha Dhamija, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Institute for Advanced Study

4:30pm - 6:00pm | Julis Romo Rabinowitz Bldg., Rm. 397

More Resources

For questions about the Program in South Asian Studies, contact

Jayne Bialkowski