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Upcoming Event

"Learning to Labor": Left Political Parties, Trade Unions and Female Garment Labor in Bangladesh

Featuring Lamia Karim '84, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon

Monday, Mar. 30, 3:30 p.m.
Mandel G12

On April 24, 2013, one of the largest industrial disasters ever recorded occurred in Bangladesh when the Rana Plaza factory collapsed, killing 1,100 people and injuring over 2,500. Professor Lamia Karim ’84 will talk about the aftermath of the disaster, including the rise of female-headed trade unions that are expanding the spectrum of rights.

This event is sponsored by the South Asian Studies Program and Brandeis-India Initiative.

Spring Soli Sorabjee Lecture

Portuguese Cultural Heritage in South Asia

New date and time!

Thursday, April 30, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Presentation Room
Shapiro Admissions Center
Brandeis University

Featuring Filipe Themudo Barata, Associate Professor of History at the University of Évora, and João Magalhães Rocha, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Évora


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.