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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550


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.

William C. Hogg

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...

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Recent Publications by Faculty


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.

Kamala Visweswaran, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Department of Asian Studies edited a book titled "Everyday Occupations: Experiencing Militarism in South Asia and the Middle East." 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.

Heather Hindman, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Department of Asian Studies has authored a book titled "Mediating the Global: Expatria's Forms and Consequences in Kathmandu". Please see link for more information.


DEADLINE EXTENDED for Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship

New Application Deadline is May 7, 2014

The Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship was established at The University of Texas at Austin by the India Community Center of Austin. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage the study of culture, history, religions and languages of India.

Spring 2014 Seminar Series

Convenor: Paula Newberg

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• Faculty and Student Research
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Thu • Apr 24

'Fandry' Movie Screening and Discussion...

Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302)
5:00 PM
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