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Upcoming Events

8th Annual Hunt Lecture in Economic Anthropology: "Cheap Tea and the Endurance of Monoculture in the Dooars, India"

Featuring Sarah Besky, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Friday, April 28, 2017
2:30 p.m.
Schwartz 103

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology. For additional details, visit the Anthropology Events page.

UDR Film Screening: Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Monday, May 1, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Shiffman 219

Join the SAS UDRs for a screening of Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., a 2003 Indian comedy-drama directed by Rajkumar Hirani.

Light refreshments will be provided!


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.