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 South Asia, offer a minor for undergraduates who wish to focus their studies on South Asia and offer undergraduate and graduate fellowships. The minor allows students to take courses in a range of disciplines for a deeper study of the region.
A new article on caste and access to Western education by anthropology PhD candidate Gowthaman Ranganathan
Parmesh Shahani spoke about his work as founder and head of the award-winning Godrej India Culture Lab on April 11, 2019, in the Mandel Atrium. As the lab’s website explains, it was established in 2011 “as a space for cross-pollination of ideas” to “challenge existing notions of culture and encourage dialogue and experimentation through innovative programming.”