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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.

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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

Kamran Asdar Ali, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, has written a book, "Communism in Pakistan: Politics and Class Activism 1947-1972". Please click on link for more information.

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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. 

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.

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Darsana Manayathu Sasi, Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies has written a book, "Padayani." Please see link for more information.


Call for Papers: Himalayan Studies Conference 2016

The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) is pleased to announce that its 4rd annual conference will be held at the University of Texas at Austin, February 26 – 28, 2016. The conference is hosted by the South Asia Institute and convened by Dr. Heather Hindman.

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Thu • Sep 17

Seminar: "Intercontinental Networks of...

Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)
3:30 PM
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