The Program in South Asian Studies (SAS) emphasizes the political, economic, social, cultural, and religious institutions and practices of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Offering a unique forum for student and faculty interaction, both social and intellectual, the program supports cross-disciplinary learning and scholarship through:
- A minor and language study
- An annual PIIRS Global Seminar held in India
- The New Directions in Indian and Comparative Philosophy lecture series
Considering South Asia as a region and not just a collection of nation-states, SAS encompasses the study of local and global circuits of connection and the South Asian diasporas.