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 talks to Feyaad Allie about his PhD research on political representation and identity, facial recognition and voting, and post-PhD life.

Transcript available on request for a disability-related accommodation (email us…

Lalita du Perron talks to Elspeth Iralu, 2022-23 Mellon Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, about her work on Indigenous mapping, Indigeneity, surveillance, and her identity as Angami Naga.

Transcript available

Lalita du Perron talks to Nasiruddin Nezaami about August 2021 and being sponsored by Institute for International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), his work with the American University of Afghanistan and Stanford Law School, and his…

Lalita du Perron talks to Gregory Maxwell Bruce (, who teaches Urdu at Berkeley and Stanford, about his multiple book projects, love of language, and the Journal of Urdu Studies,…

Lalita du Perron talks to Halima Kazem (Twitter @halimakazem) about the Afghanistan Oral History Project at Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University and her work training journalists in Afghanistan.


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