With over 50 faculty members in a dozen schools and departments, the University of Texas at Austin has one of the most distinguished South Asia programs in the country.
The South Asia Institute was established as part of a university initiative to promote South Asian programs, especially those pertaining to contemporary issues, across the entire university and in the larger community. As a National Resource Center for South Asia funded by A Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the institute sponsors major conferences, scholarly symposia and a weekly South Asia Seminar. The institute also provides Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships to students pursuing graduate degrees relating to South Asia in any department or school of the University. Learn more...
Recent Publications by Faculty
Joel P. Brereton, Associate Professor, Asian Studies, in partnership with Prof. Stephanie W. Jamison, University of California, Los Angeles has edited and translated the book, "The Rigveda: The Earliest Religious Poetry of India". Please click on link for more information.
Sumit Guha, Professor, Department of History has written a book, "Beyond Caste: Identity and Power in South Asia, Past and Present". Please click on link for more information.
Madhavi Mallapragada, Assistant Professor, Department of Radio Television Film, authored a book titled "Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States". Please see link for more information.
Afsar Mohammad, Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies has written a book, "The Festival of Pirs: Popular Islam and Shared Devotion in South India." Please see link for more information.
Convenor: Sumit Guha, Professor, Department of History
Dawn, one of Pakistan's premier newspapers, featured an article highlighting the partnership between the South Asia Institute, UT Austin and the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) in Pakistan!
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