Welcome to the Center for South Asia

Our annual report AWAAZ 2021 is now available!

Fishing village of Gorai, located outside Mumbai, India.

Photo Credit: Byron Gray (Fishing village of Gorai - Mumbai, India 2020)

Welcome to the Center for South Asia

We facilitate research, teaching, and discussion on South Asia and collaborate across the university and beyond to deepen scholarly understanding of the region.

Jama Masjid in Chandni Chowk, in Delhi, India.

Photo Credit: Feyaad Allie (Jama Masjid - Delhi, India 2019)

Welcome to the Center for South Asia

We facilitate research, teaching, and discussion on South Asia and collaborate across the university and beyond to deepen scholarly understanding of the region.

Photo taken by Byron Gray (India 2020) depicting an eastern cattle egret perched on a log in front of coloful fishing boats on water.

Photo Credit: Byron Gray (Cattle egret in fishing village of Gorai - Mumbai, India 2020)

Welcome to the Center for South Asia

We facilitate research, teaching, and discussion on South Asia and collaborate across the university and beyond to deepen scholarly understanding of the region.

Ellora Caves in Aurangabad, India

Photo Credit: Vanessa Veak (Ellora Caves - Aurangabad, India 2020)

Welcome to the Center for South Asia

We facilitate research, teaching, and discussion on South Asia and collaborate across the university and beyond to deepen scholarly understanding of the region.

The Center for South Asia (CSA) is the central forum at Stanford University for the study of South Asia.

 

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View of a tower and Encina from the courtyard

Stefanie Pietkiewicz (2019)

CSA Faculty

Cropped photo of the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, India.

Vanessa Veak (Hawa Mahal - Jaipur, India 2020)

The Podcast

Mural depicting women empowerment in Bhandra in Mumbai, India.

Photo Credit: Vanessa Veak (Mural in Bhandra, Mumbai, India, 2020)

The Minor

Elephant Tile Stamps

Recordings

I chose to add a global studies minor in order to learn about my South Asian heritage in a formal academic setting. The minor helped me build critical thinking and writing skills outside of my STEM curriculum.
Priya Chatwani
Priya Chatwani
Majored in Computer Science, Minored in South Asian Studies, 2020

News and Announcements

  • Podcasts
Lalita du Perron welcomes Lakmali Jayasinghe to discuss teaching in the Stanford Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE) program and her research on borders,…

A child looks on as workers remove fired bricks from a kiln in Bangladesh, while smoke billows out of other kilns in the background. (Image credit: @Navaism)

  • Faculty
Studies have shown air pollution is a major risk factor for respiratory infection – the leading cause of death among children under five – but bad air’s specific impacts…
  • Announcements
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The Center for South Asia and the Markaz Resource Center jointly invite applications for a two-quarter undergraduate fellowship. OVERVIEW The…

Events

November
2
Date
Tuesday, November 2, 2021. 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location
Virtual Event (Pacific Time)
Speaker(s): Sahana Ghosh
November
11
Date
Thursday, November 11, 2021. 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location
Virtual Webinar (Pacific Time)
Speaker(s): Poulami Roychowdhury
November
11
Date
Thursday, November 11, 2021. 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location
Zoom
Speaker(s): Kawasaki, Yo Matsuda