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Petition launched To Drop Charges Against Members Of The Punjab University

Thu, Dec 13, 2007

As part of the crackdown on protests against emergency/martial law, the Government of Pakistan recently brought sedition charges against fourteen faculty members of the Punjab University (Lahore, Pakistan).

Cyclone Sidr Victims' Compensation Fund

Thu, Nov 29, 2007

The United Bangladesh Appeal is pleased to announce the formation and launch of a $500,000 compensation fund for families of the victims of hurricane Sidr, a Category 4 hurricane that devastated southwestern Bangladesh on November 15.

Tribute to the Apu Trilogy

Rediscover the world of Apu with the magic of Satyajit Ray

Tue, Nov 20, 2007

A special film screening for BEN 506 students of Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy to take place in the Meyerson Conference Room WCH 4.118.

Maymesters Abroad

Dehradun, India

Wed, Nov 14, 2007

Maymester Abroad courses are intensive four-and-a-half week courses taught at an international course location by UT Austin faculty.

Survey for women of South Asian origin

(from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, and Burma)

Mon, Nov 12, 2007

Women aged 18 years or older of South Asian origin are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Neely Mahapatra, Ph.D. Candidate from the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work.

Ali: A country at a crossroads


Fri, Nov 9, 2007

'A very frank discussion?— so President Bush described his Nov. 7 telephone conversation with Pervez Musharraf, four days after the Pakistani general imposed a state of emergency and dissolved the high court expected to rule his continued presidency unconstitutional.

Professor discusses moral, political assassinations in South Asia

Fri, Nov 9, 2007

Students and faculty snacked on cookies Thursday afternoon while Sankaran Krishna, a political science associate professor from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, discussed a subject that is far from sweet.

Teach-In on the State of Pakistan

Imposition of Emergency

Wed, Nov 7, 2007

There will be a Teach-In moderated by Professor Itty Abraham, with speakers Kamran Ali - Associate Professor, Anthropology and Carla Petievich - Visiting Professor, Asian Studies.

4th Annual Austin Asian Film Festival

Among the films and shorts to be shown on campus are Found in China and Off Duty

Tue, Nov 6, 2007

As the need for cross-cultural understanding and global awareness increases, CinemaAsia aims to cultivate a better understanding and appreciation of Asian cinema as art and culture.

Acclaimed authors examine Pakistan

Lecture delves into the progress of Pakistan, with personal insight

Tue, Nov 6, 2007

Two Pakistani literary figures explored the colorful history of their country in a lecture hosted by the South Asia Institute. "Pakistan at Sixty (1947-2007): The Trials and Tribulations of a New Nation" featured highly-regarded authors Asif Aslam Furrukhi and Ahmad Saleem.


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Thu, Nov 1, 2007

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BANGLADESH IN THE 21ST CENTURY - call for papers

Mon, Oct 8, 2007

A two-day Conference at Harvard University(Friday and Saturday June 13 and 14, 2008) organized by Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) and Democracy and Development in Bangladesh Forum (DDBF) and The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation John F. Kennedy School of Government

Call for Papers

Dalit Agendas: Emancipation, Citizenship, and Empowerment

Thu, Sep 27, 2007

Call for Papers

Critical languages through the overseas research centers

Wed, Sep 26, 2007

Documentarian Sanjay Kak's film screening

Tue, Sep 18, 2007

In commemoration of Gandhi's birthday, the South Asia Institute presented two films by Sanjay Kak that address the failures and successes of Gandhian nonviolence in South Asia.

Graduate School spotlights Itty Abraham

Thu, Sep 13, 2007

Each month during the long semesters, the Graduate School publishes its e-newsletter. The September issue profiles South Asia Institute Director Itty Abraham.

Call for Papers

World Language Teaching and Learning in the N-Generation: Issues and Perspectives

Wed, Sep 5, 2007

Texas Language Summit

Tue, Sep 4, 2007

In February, the South Asia Institute received funding from the National Security Education Program for the 2007 Texas Language Summit project.

Institute Launches Fall 2007 South Asia Seminar Series

Weekly seminars will center on "Economies of Knowledge: Genre, Performance, and Globalization in the South Asian Context"

Tue, Aug 7, 2007

Institute Hosts Faculty Retreat

Faculty enjoy an afternoon of relaxed discussion

Thu, May 3, 2007

Institute Launches Nation's First Hindi-Urdu Flagship Program

Major funding allows for unprecedented undergraduate language study

Sat, Apr 28, 2007

SAI hosts conference in honor of James Brow

Two day event draws many former colleagues and students

Tue, Apr 3, 2007

Institute Launches Spring 2007 South Asia Seminar Series

Weekly seminars will center on "Modes of Narration in South Asian Histories and Religions"

Tue, Feb 13, 2007

The South Asia Institute has just launched its weekly seminar series for Spring 2007. The series features lectures by distinguished South Asian specialists from UT and abroad. Seminars will continue to develop the year-long theme of "Modes of Narration in South Asian Histories and Religions". Regular seminars occur on Thursdays at 3:30 pm, preceded by a reception at 3:00 pm, in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118). Download the series flyer (PDF, 1MB) for details.