Cropped photo of the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, India.

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 welcomes Robert Rakove from International Relations at Stanford to talk about his new book Days of Opportunity: The United States and Afghanistan before the Soviet Invasion.

Book link: http://cup.…

Lalita du Perron talks to Gowri Shankar of Kalinga Foundation about his work on the King Cobra, how being bitten by a snake sparked his PhD research, and how to keep ourselves and animals safe.

Transcript available on…

Lalita du Perron talks to Rabia Saeed, current Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing, about her journey from Kohat, Pakistan, to Stanford and beyond.

Transcript available on request for a disability-related…

Lalita du Perron talks to Isabel Salovaara, Ph.D. student in Anthropology at Stanford University, about her research project on the tuition and coaching industry in India, and her fieldwork in Patna in particular.


Lalita du Perron talks to Aidan Milliff, Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), about the choices people make when faced with state or community violence, what it means to be a…

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