Lecture Series: "Appropriations of a Folk Tradition and the Disempowerment of the Performers: Bāul-Fakir Music Culture in Contemporary Bengal" by Ben Krakauer3:30 PM
Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus
Book People Austin, 603 North Lamar, Austin TX 78703
Agard-Lovinggood (A-L) Auditorium
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.
Additionally, the Title VI grant also provides resources for outreach programs to K-12 schools, post-secondary institutions, business and civic organizations, and the Texas community at large. Another central mission of the Institute is to promote the study of contemporary South Asian languages in cooperation with the Department of Asian Studies and the Hindi-Urdu Flagship Program. Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Tamil Telugu and Urdu are currently taught in the department.
The South Asia Initiative underscores the University's commitment to making the University of Texas South Asia program the best in the country within the next several years.
South Asia Institute program at UT Austin
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