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.

Mural depicting women empowerment in Bhandra in Mumbai, India.

Photo Credit: Vanessa Veak (Mural in Bhandra, 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.

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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

Emily Mendonsa (Taj Mahal, India, 2019)

The Minor

Himani Phadke (2011)

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

  • Student Spotlights (Minor)
Bharath Namboothiry will graduate in June with a bachelor’s in mathematics, co-terminal master’s in computer science, and a minor in global studies, with a…
  • Podcasts
Lalita du Perron talks to Pashtana Durrani, Executive Director of LearnAfghan.org and visiting fellow at the Wellesley Centers for Women …
  • Podcasts
Lalita du Perron talks to Ambika Vishwanath, Co-Founder and Director of the Kubernein Initiative, an independent, female led, geopolitical…

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