We are deeply saddened by the passing of Soli Sorabjee, an eminent jurist, human rights activist, loving father, indulgent grandfather, and dedicated Jazz aficionado on April 30, 2021. We are fortunate to have our endowed lecture series named after Soli Sorabjee and were privileged to have him speak at Brandeis in the inaugural year.

Our sincerest condolences to Aarti Mody ('10), and the entire family.

Signed,

The SAS faculty

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View his New York Times obituary here


The South Asian Studies Program is the study of the culture, history, politics and literature of South Asia at Brandeis. We have a vibrant community of faculty in the humanities and social sciences, regularly host lectures by some of the most prominent public intellectuals and scholars of and South Asia, offer a minor for undergraduates who wish to focus their studies on South Asia and offers undergraduate and graduate fellowships. The minor allows students to take courses in a range of disciplines for a deeper study of the region.