While India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and neighboring nation-states constitute a recognizable geographic region, the equally vital diasporic communities from South Asia and their globally dispersed networks extend our understanding of an old and yet changing South Asia. South Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary concentration in which students work in a specified chronological period (e.g. ancient, medieval, early modern, or contemporary), in a geographical area (e.g. Bangladesh, Bengal, Maharashtra, North India, Pakistan, South India), or in a particular discipline (e.g. anthropology, Hindi/Urdu, history, religion, or Sanskrit) but also take courses outside of their chosen area of emphasis in disciplines such as economics, literature, philosophy, political science, or theatre arts.
South Asian Studies
The diversity and shared histories of South Asia's cultures, religions, languages, and nations are an important area of engagement in the world today.
Students in this concentration will:
- Learn the histories and expressive cultures of South Asia
- Design a curriculum focused on a chronological period, geographical area, or academic discipline relevant to South Asia
- Demonstrate proficiency in Hindi, Urdu, or Sanskrit
- Produce a significant piece of original research or creative work
Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)
Student Leaders: Shraddha Khanna, Kudrat Wadhwa
South Asian Studies alumni have pursued work in non-governmental organizations like Greenpeace, Hellen Keller International, and the Clinton Foundation.
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