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  • Undergraduate

    South Asia Studies is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the past and contemporary life of one-fifth of the world’s population.


    The PhD and MA Graduate program gives students a broad understanding of the study of South Asia, deep knowledge of particular fields of interest, and training in South Asian languages as the basis for original research to prepare for academia or other professional careers.


    The South Asia Studies Department is a close-knit community of interdisciplinary scholars that combines expertise in the languages, literatures, histories, and cultures of South Asia.

We Teach More Languages Than Any Other Department in the Country

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Meet Our Students

Kamalini Hegde

Cultural Practice in South Asia; Social and Cultural Anthropology; Tradition and Modernity in Postcolonial cultural discourses; Aesthetics and Politics; Performance and Dance studies.