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.

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Lalita du Perron talks to Anusha Dwarkanath, Aakriti Lakshmanan, and Josh Singh, about the student groups they run. Find out about the origin, motivations, and...

Lalita du Perron talks to Anusha Dwarkanath, Aakriti Lakshmanan, and Josh Singh, about the student groups they run. Find out about the origin, motivations, and activities of these groups in this fun and busy episode!

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Lalita du Perron talks to Paras Arora, PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University, about their work on people with cognitive disabilities in India, what care and kinship look like, and the…

Lalita du Perron talks to Wasif Rizvi, President of Habib University, Pakistan about the state of higher education in the US and Pakistan, and the global importance of liberal arts studies.

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Shubhangni Gupta talks about her study of heritage and the havelis in Shekhawati, Rajasthan, and her experience of doing fieldwork in a place that is home - and also not home. Follow Shubhangni and her fieldwork notes on Instagram @…

Lalita du Perron talks to Eduardo Acosta (Mellon Fellow at Stanford History) about his PhD from the University of Chicago, the colonial preoccupation to control rivers, climate change, and how time is in fact a cultural construct.

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