The Center for South Asia is the central forum at Stanford University for the study of South Asia.
The Center for South Asia (CSA) facilitates research on the region of South Asia which comprises Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Our faculty and graduate students conduct research within and across disciplines to advance the study of South Asia.
We convene lectures and conferences that bring together a range of audiences to broaden, nuance, and deepen both scholarly and public understandings of South Asia. CSA collaborates with other universities, organizations, and centers as well as with student and community organizations on scholarly and cultural events, language offerings, library holdings, internships, and fellowship opportunities.
CSA also offers a specialization in South Asian Studies (under the larger umbrella of the minor in Global Studies) that formalizes the study of South Asia at Stanford for our undergraduates.