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Class of 2015

Congratulations to all of our South Asian Studies students who graduated on Sunday, May 17!

Innovations in Research Grants

Congratulations to SAS faculty members Harleen Singh and Nidhiya Menon, two recipients of the inaugural Innovations in Research Grants!

Harleen Singh, Innovations in Research Grant
Half an Independence: Women, Violence, and Modern Lives in India

Nidhiya Menon, Innovations in Research Grant
The Impact of Minimum Wages on Child Labor: Evidence from India

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.


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.