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

  • CSA facilitates research on the region of South Asia which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, India, 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. Aside from its own robust programming, 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, as well as internship and fellowship opportunities.

  • CSA 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.