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Vanessa Veak (Hawa Mahal - Jaipur, India 2020)

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The South Asian Studies at Stanford (SASS) Podcast features conversations between the Center for South Asia at Stanford and guests who have a connection to Stanford as faculty, staff, students, alumni, or partners.

The podcasts feature a wide range of topics, ranging from poetry to politics, from manuscript collecting to music, from business to Bollywood. Every podcast consists of an informal and informative conversation about South Asia and its meaning in the world, in our lives, and at Stanford.

Listen to the SASSpod wherever you listen to podcasts. If we are not on the podcasting platform you listen to, tell us about it.

Lalita du Perron talks to Pashtana Durrani, Executive Director of and visiting fellow at the Wellesley Centers for Women about her journey into advocacy and activism and the role of US higher…

Lalita du Perron talks to Ambika Vishwanath, Co-Founder and Director of the Kubernein Initiative, an independent, female led, geopolitical advisory firm based in India, about her vision, her projects on water…

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Lalita du Perron talks to Ken Kula Pradipa Lee about his multi-faith multi-ethnic background, his journey into Hinduism, and his work as the Faith and Flourish multi-faith and Hindu chaplain at Stanford.

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Lalita du Perron talks to Suhani Jalota, PhD candidate at Stanford, about her life as a social entrepreneur, her time at Stanford as an economist studying labor, and her work with the Myna Mahila Foundation in Mumbai.

Lalita du Perron talks to Nina Buchmann, PhD candidate in Economics, about her journey from Frankfurt (“only known for its airport”) to Stanford, her childhood fascination with South Asia, and her work on gender norms and human trafficking.

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