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Fall 2015 Course Highlights

SAS Core Course

SAS 100A: India and Pakistan: Understanding South Asia
Harleen Singh
T,F 11:00 AM–12:20 PM

An exploration of the history, societies, cultures, religions, and literature of South Asia--India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Uses perspectives from history, anthropology, literature, and film to examine past and contemporary life in South Asia. Usually offered every year.

Hindi Language Course

HINDI 10A: Beginning Hindi
Renu Tewarie
M,T,W,Th 1:00 PM–1:50 PM

Four class hours per week. Introduces the student to the Hindi language with instruction in script, grammar, comprehension, and vocabulary. Usually offered every year.

Harleen Singh on BBC Radio

Professor Harleen Singh, chair of the South Asian Studies Program, participated in BBC Radio's podcast "Lakshmibai, Rani of Jhansi: Badass Queen" on Wednesday, June 10. Listen to the podcast on the BBC website.


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.