Program in South Asian Studies

Program Director
Program Manager

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.