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Spring 2015 Soli Sorabjee Lecture

Portuguese Cultural Heritage in South Asia

Thursday, March 5, 2015
5:00-7:30 pm
Usdan International Lounge

Featuring Professor Filipe Themudo Barata, Department of History, Évora University Portugal, and Professor João Magalhães Rocha, Department of Architecture, Évora University Portugal

All are encouraged to attend. A reception will precede the lecture.

2014-15 BII Fellows

In April, the Brandeis-India Initiative selected eleven new fellows to represent Brandeis in India during summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015. We encourage you to learn more about the BII Fellows and their proposed projects on our Fellows page.

Hindi at Brandeis

Hindi language instruction is now being offered at Brandeis through the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature and the South Asian Studies Program, beginning with HINDI 10A in Fall 2014 and continuing with HINDI 20B in Spring 2015.


The South Asian Studies Program offers a minor (open to students in any major) for those who wish to structure their studies of South Asia or the South Asian Diaspora. The minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the literatures, histories, societies, cultures, religions, arts and contemporary importance of South Asia and diasporic South Asian communities.

South Asia, one of the world’s most populous and significant regions, includes the modern nations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and in certain contexts Afghanistan, Maldives, Myanmar and Tibet. Students completing the minor will come away with a strong understanding of the intellectual, cultural, political, economic and social developments at key periods in South Asia’s history and in the contemporary era.